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First Mention: Computer Scientists Develop 'Virtual Reality'

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Our First Mention feature finds the phrase "virtual reality" on All Things Considered on Aug. 8, 1989.

Clinton Email Probe Recalls Past Scrutiny Over Classified Information

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Federal investigators continue to look into the handling of classified information around Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. It's not the first time government officials have been scrutinized over the handling of classified information.

As Renewables Boom, Companies Explore Energy Storage Technology

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Renewable energy has a problem — the wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine when we use electricity the most. Batteries can store energy for later, but companies are looking for cheaper alternatives. Three reporters examine technologies that employ air, salt and ice.

When It Comes To Radicalization In Belgium, Turks and Moroccans Are Different

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Turks and Moroccans immigrated to Belgium around the same time in the 1970s. And yet, when it comes radicalization, the two groups couldn't be more different. Scores of Moroccans have left for Syria, and there is not one recorded Turk who has followed the same path.

'The Hidden Wealth Of Nations' Author Explores World Of Offshore Tax Havens

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Gabriel Zucman, author of The Hidden Wealth of Nations, about the leaked Panama papers and what they say about the practice of hiding money offshore worldwide. He's estimated that up to 8 percent of the world's financial wealth is hidden away.

Panama Papers Expose Hundreds Of Offshore Accounts

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Fallout continues Monday after a massive leak of documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca revealed hundreds of offshore financial accounts. Investigative journalists with access to the documents say they expose companies held by 140 politicians and public officials, including the prime ministers of Iceland and Pakistan.

Music Review: 'Trade Winds: Cuba,' Matt Geraghty Project

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Tom Moon reviews an album chronicling some unscripted jam sessions from a variety of Cuban musicians.

Greece Begins Migrant Deportations Under EU-Turkey Deal

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

Greece has begun deporting asylum seekers to Turkey, under the terms of a European Union deal with the Turkish government. About 200 people were deported from two Greek islands Monday morning.

Supreme Court Upholds 'One Person, One' Vote Principle

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that states may count all residents, whether or not they are eligible to vote, when drawing election districts. In doing so, the court upheld the "one person, one vote" principle.

Panama Papers Shed Light On Global Business Of Tax Avoidance

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:28pm

A huge trove of documents leaked from a large Panamanian law firm is shedding light on the global business of tax avoidance. The papers reveal that large numbers of world leaders, athletes and movie stars hired the firm to set up shell corporations and offshore accounts with the aim of hiding their money. Regulators around the world say they will use the document dump to pursue illegal activity.

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