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Chicago Celebrates A Century Of Baseball At Wrigley Field

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:34am

When the first pitch is thrown between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, it will mark the start of the 100th professional baseball season at iconic Wrigley Field.

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Russia Says All Ukrainian Servicemen Left Crimea

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:23am

Russia says all Ukrainian servicemen left Crimea

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Militant Group Frees Abducted Iran Border Guards

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:13am

Militant group frees abducted Iran border guards

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AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:03am

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

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David Letterman To Retire From CBS In 2015

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

David Letterman has announced he will retire next year, leaving his "Late Show" program as the longest-serving late-night host in network television history. Letterman reshaped late-night TV, succeeding as an edgy outsider more interested in making fun of show business than participating in it.

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New Web Addresses Provide Alternatives To Crowded Domains

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

We all know .com and .edu, but now hundreds of new domain names like .fish and .xyz are available. If all these new domains take off, what will become of .com?

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Little Known Chinese Holiday Honors Integrity Before Personal Gain

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

It's Cold Food Day in China — a holiday that commemorates a hermit who 2,600 years ago refused wealth and power. His ruler tried to smoke him out of his mountain hideout, but ended up burning him to a death. In remorse, the ruler ordered the nation to forego fire and cooking for three days.

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Economists Predict Monthly Unemployment Rate Will Fall

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

The monthly unemployment report is out this morning. Analysts think the economy added about 200,000 jobs in March.

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Senate Committee Votes To Declassify CIA Interrogations Report

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to ask the CIA to declassify portions of a committee report detailing the agency's interrogation of terrorism suspects after Sept. 11, 2001. It's the latest in a spat between the spy agency and one of its oversight committees.

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Backroom Intrigue Persists In Afghan Presidential Election

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne is in Kabul following the leading candidates in Saturday's presidential election. The top-two contenders are: Zalmay Rassoul and Abdullah Abdullah.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

Linda Wertheimer and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Ukrainians Disagree Over Sniper Inquiry

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

A Ukrainian police medic and a protester have very different views on whether their country should probe who committed crimes during February's violence in Kiev. They are both being treated at an Israeli hospital for gunshot wounds.

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Ukraine Tries To Protect Odessa After Russia's Crimea Takeover

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

With the Crimean peninsula effectively controlled by Russia, Ukrainian defense officials worry about another major Black Sea port, Odessa. The lone Ukrainian battleship not captured by Russia during the Crimea takeover sits at berth in the Odessa harbor, and Ukraine fears that this coastal area with a sizeable Russian minority could be a tempting target for Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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Erroll Morris Makes Rumsfeld Story Film Friendly

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:59am

The latest documentary from filmmaker Errol Morris is called The Unknown Known. It is an interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Morris also directed Fog of War.

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