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'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:33pm

In an interview with NPR, The New York Times' new executive editor Dean Baquet said Jill Abramson was fired because of her failed relationship with the publisher and with senior editors.

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NPR Reporter Witnesses One Of Chicago's Latest Shootings

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:03am

Gun violence in Chicago is so common in some neighborhoods that the daily reports of shootings can seem like little more than numbers. Our reporter saw the dangers of Chicago's South Side firsthand.

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50 Cent's Pitch: Just A Bit Outside

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 5:43am

Rapper 50 Cent's first pitch at a Met's game Tuesday night joins other ceremonial pitches that could be considered an embarrassment. Video shows his pitch going far left of the catcher.

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Dallas Man Orders World's Most Expensive Starbucks Drink

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 5:14am

The Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccino is valued at $54.75. It has 60 shots of espresso.

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Obama Urges China To Be Constrained Within International Rules

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 5:08am

China has confronted several of its neighbors in disputes over territory. During a speech at West Point on Wednesday, President Obama spoke of accepting Chinese power — but also limiting it.

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Obama On Limitations He Faces In A Complicated World

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

In his commencement address at West Point, President Obama laid out a range of goals. In an interview with Steve Inskeep, Obama discusses how he thinks he can use the time that he has left in office.

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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On VA Scandal, No Partisan Divide, Just Universal Outrage

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Anger is a widespread reaction in Washington as systemic problems in the veterans health care system come to light. But there's disagreement among politicians and veterans on how to fix the problems.

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Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Amazon wants better terms for print and e-books and is refusing pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, and slowing delivery for those already ordered. Authors are complaining on the Internet.

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Russia-China Natural Gas Deal Likely To Reshape Energy Markets

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

The $400 billion gas deal between Russia and China marks Moscow's pivot to Asia. Analysts say the deal could impact projects in the works targeting Asia by other nations, including the U.S.

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For $3 Billion, Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.

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Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.

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Human Rights Watch Finds Evidence Of Chlorine Bombs In Syria

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

David Greene talks with Nadim Houry of Human Rights Watch, which alleges the Syrian government used chlorine bombs in recent attacks against rebels. The group has been interviewing witnesses.

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Politicians On Both Sides Of The Aisle Outraged Over VA Scandal

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

A preliminary review by the Veteran Affairs' inspector general has found that inappropriate scheduling practices are a systemic problem. The scandal is a serious political problem for the White House.

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Library Of Congress Searches For Missing Jefferson Books

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Staffers at the Library of Congress have been looking for 250 books that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. He gave these books and several thousand more to start the library more than 200 years ago.

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Writer And Activist Maya Angelou Dies at 86

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Poet, performer and activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in North Carolina. Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era.

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:01am

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counter-terrorism rather than large-scale military operations.

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Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:06am

In late January, police officers in Lodi, Calif. shot and killed a Sikh-American Army veteran who was mentally ill. The shooting left many unanswered questions and divided the local Sikh community.

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The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:57am

Mental health programs are getting extra attention after the killing spree in California. A law in the state lets authorities mandate care in some cases. Here are the questions it's raised.

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