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Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution

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When It Comes To Buying Decisions, Why Feelings Come First

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

People make buying decisions based on something that is really hard to measure: how we feel. Our Planet Money team reports on the holy grail of economics: knowing what consumers are going to do.

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India, China Seek To Capitalize On Nepal's Water Wealth

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.

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E-Cigarettes Grow In Popularity Among Teen Students, Survey Says

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual youth tobacco survey. Among the findings: The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year.

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Survivor Tree Stands Strong 20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Today, the so-called Survivor Tree remains as a symbol of hope and resilience after tragedy.

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Vatican Ends Battle With U.S. Nuns

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

The Vatican took over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious three years ago claiming the group undermined Catholic teaching while promoting "certain radical feminist themes."

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Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:54am

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 kids in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.

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Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns As Complex And Complicated As Ever

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:39am

BBC America's Orphan Black, returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are one of its coolest traits and biggest weaknesses.

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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:43am

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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Turkish Educator Pledges $10M To Set Up Universities For Syrian Refugees

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:42am

The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.

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Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:41am

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute-long video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

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Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays'

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:40am

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.

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As Joan Jett Is Inducted, Women Still Scarce At Rock Hall

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:03am

Of the more than 700 artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only about 8 percent are women. Joan Jett is now one of them.

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Off-Ramp: Actress Jane Lynch Finds "Glee" Singing on Stage

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:10pm

Off-Ramp: Actress Jane Lynch Finds "Glee" Singing on Stage

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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:42pm

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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WikiLeaks Makes It Easy to Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:33pm

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:39pm

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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Family Of Unaccounted For USS Oklahoma Sailor Wouldn't 'Let Him Go'

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:18pm

Edward Hopkins was on the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked in Pearl Harbor, and was one of hundreds buried as an unknown. His family is grateful for the decision to try to ID some of the remains.

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NPR's Underwriting Guidelines, Part Two

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:27pm

Concerned listeners question the practice of taking underwriting credits from America's Natural Gas Alliance.

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Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:19pm

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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