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Ryan Budget Vote Produces 'Win' For Both Parties

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:09

Democrats made lots of speeches about the horrors of the GOP's Ryan budget. Republicans made lots of speeches about its wonders. The actual effect on public policy? None.

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What's A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:06

A Beijing artist who collected a jar of air from Provence, France, sold it at auction "to question China's foul air and express dissatisfaction."

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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:59

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.

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For Albuquerque PD, A Searing Rebuke From Justice Department

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:56

The Albuquerque Police Department has engaged in excessive force and unreasonable deadly force, according to a civil rights investigation by the Department of Justice.

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God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too?

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:40

The eastern Ukrainian city is caught in a tug of war between Kiev and Moscow. A tongue-in-cheek campaign is presenting a third option: annexation by Britain. After all, a Welshman founded it in 1884

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Utah Gay Marriage Gets Hearing In Appeals Court

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

Same-sex marriage went before an appeals court in Utah on Thursday. It's the first federal appellate court to hear a marriage case after the 2013 marriage equality decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee was in the courtroom for the hearing.

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Egyptian Journalist Trial Is Long On Jail Time — But Short On Proof

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo about the ongoing trial of Al-Jazeera journalists. The journalists have now been in jail for more than 100 days.

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Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

CBS announced that comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as a late night host on the network. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced his retirement last week.

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Out Of Delhi, A Potential Sea Change For India Election

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

Thursday's a milestone day in India's long election, as 11 states and territories vote on seats in the lower house of parliament. The ruling Congress Party is suffering under anti-incumbent sentiment.

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Austin Hosts Presidents Past And Present To Honor Civil Rights

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

President Obama is in Austin, Texas, honoring the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He's one of four U.S. presidents to appear at a civil rights summit this week.

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Budget Bomb-Throwing Resumes With Party Line Vote

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

The House voted Thursday to approve the budget introduced by Paul Ryan. It was passed on a party line vote. NPR's Tamara Keith joins the program to talk politics and policy.

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A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

The slogan is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else). But some wonder whether it's time to retire it.

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Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

The boom has brought unexpected prosperity — and many new problems — to Cotulla. It's in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale area, which has quickly become the nation's No. 2 oil-producing region.

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GM To Take $1.3 Billion Charge Linked To Recall

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:01

The announcement comes on the same day that the automaker said it was suspending two engineers linked to the ignition switch defect that triggered the recall.

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How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos

Thu, 2014-04-10 11:36

Rwanda is a hot country, and people love dairy products. But the culture discourages public displays of need, including hunger. The women running the lone ice cream shop are trying to change that.

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Scientists Publish Recipe For Making Bird Flu More Contagious

Thu, 2014-04-10 11:03

Researchers ignited a debate three years ago when they changed a deadly flu virus so that it could spread between people. Only five mutations are needed to turn the virus into a pandemic threat.

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Obama: 'The Story Of America Is The Story Of Progress'

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:31

In a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Obama remembered Lyndon Johnson as complex man who seized a moment and became a giant of American history.

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Even A Very Weak Signal From The Brain Might Help Paraplegics

Thu, 2014-04-10 10:09

By electrically stimulating the lower spine in men with paraplegia, researchers were able to get them to initiate movement. The big challenge is how to achieve coordinated motor control.

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How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV

Thu, 2014-04-10 09:49

A television network was conducting a live interview with a woman about Rio's rampant street crime when a robber brazenly ripped a gold chain from the woman's neck.

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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

Thu, 2014-04-10 09:42

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.

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