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In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

A Mexican broadcaster has fired one of the country's most prestigious journalists and set off a firestorm over freedom of expression and the press.

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Republicans Get Their Turn To Present Budget Plans

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their budget proposals this week. David Wessel of the Brookings Institution looks at key differences between the GOP plan and the White House's.

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The 'Irish Melodies' Of Poet Thomas Moore

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about 18th century poet Thomas Moore. He's best known for the famed, "Irish Melodies."

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In NCAA Women's Bracket, UConn Is Easily The Top Seed

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

The NCAA has selected the teams for the women's basketball championships and, no surprise, UConn is the No. 1 seed. Some say all the other contenders are just playing for second place.

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Boko Haram Said To Train Child Soldiers

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Around 80 children discovered at a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon were being trained as child soldiers. Christopher Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute describes efforts to help them.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Faces A Big Test As Israelis Head To Polls

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

The Israeli prime minister has warned his party may lose in Tuesday's election. That's despite his recent speech before the U.S. Congress that was expected to give him an advantage.

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California Bar Grants Admission To Chinese Immigrant 125 Years Later

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Hong Yen Chang was admitted to the California Bar posthumously. He was denied the opportunity to practice law more than a century ago under a state law that discriminated against Chinese immigrants.

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Why Federal Budgets Aren't What You Think They Are

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:03am

Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.

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In Intense Desert Training, A Dozen Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:22am

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:21am

Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.

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Winning In Country Music, With No Help From Nashville

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:18am

Traditional country musicians, the kind who never get airplay on mainstream country radio stations, are thriving in regional scenes supported by devoted live audiences.

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Doritos Stage Pulled From SXSW But Issues Remain

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:17am

As the Austin, Texas, music festival enters its 28th year, concerns continue over corporate branding and security.

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Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:17am

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets-worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.

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UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland Earn #1 Seeds in NCAA Women's Bracket

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:39pm

Though Princeton is the only undefeated team in the championship. They enter as eighth seed. The tournament begins March 20th.

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If You're One Of The World's 382 Million Diabetics, Your Wages May Dip

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:03pm

The caseload could surge to 592 million by 2035, with a huge contribution from the developing world. And across the globe, people with diabetes tend to earn less — or lose their job altogether.

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