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Wedding Cake Baker Finds Fault With Mississippi's Religious Objections Law

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Mississippi's governor signed into law a bill that lets religious organizations, individuals and private companies refuse services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, if they feel offering such services violates their religious beliefs. Renee Montagne talks to Mitchell Moore, who owns two bakeries in Mississippi, and who opposes the new law.

Tween Reporter Breaks News Stories, Stands Up To Critics

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Hilde Kate Lysiak (HILL-dee kate LEE zyack) of Selinsgrove (SELL-inz-grove>>, Pennsylvania, is nine years old, and for the last two years, she' been the editor and publisher of "The Orange Street News." Not everyone is fan of Hilde's reporting on the neighborhood murder, but Renee Montagne reports she's standing up to critics.

WhatsApp Adds End-To-End Encryption To Its Communication Services

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

That means only the sender and recipient of a message can view it. The people who run the popular messaging service cannot, and they cannot hand data over to law enforcement.

Wis. Voters Deviate From Front-Runner Tradition; Elect Underdogs

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:08am

Tamara Keith has the Democrats perspective; Sarah McCammon the Republicans. Democratic pollster Margie Omero of Purple Strategies and GOP pollster Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies weigh in.

Big Seed: Consolidation Is Shrinking The Industry Even Further

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 4:07am

Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. The story of one small seed company in Nebraska helps explain what drove the transformation.

UConn Powers To Historic NCAA Championship Win Over Syracuse

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:08pm

On Tuesday night, No. 1-seed Connecticut made history, beating No. 4-seed Syracuse 82 to 51 to become the first NCAA Division I women's team to win four consecutive NCAA basketball championships.

Ted Cruz Projected To Win Wisconsin Republican Primary

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:42pm

The senator's win puts another speed bump in the way of front-runner Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders leads in early returns for the Democratic primary.

Polls Close In Wisconsin Primaries

Tue, 04/05/2016 - 9:42pm

Exit polling shows Sens. Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders leading in the state, says NPR's Ron Elving.




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