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Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:00

In 2012, nearly a quarter of all new businesses were started by people between the ages of 55 and 64. What makes older adults choose starting businesses over retirement?

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GM Ignition Switch Controversy Comes To Capitol Hill

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:00

General Motors CEO Mary T. Barra testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, speaking before a House panel that is investigating how the company handled problems with its vehicles' ignition switch.

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American-Made, Haven-Kept? Congress Looks At Caterpillar's Tax Returns

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:00

Caterpillar executives are on Capitol Hill answering questions about the company's tax returns. Caterpillar is accused of shifting money abroad to avoid billions in taxes.

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As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:00

Hispanics now make up 38 percent of Texas residents. One demographer says the state's future is tied to the success of its growing minority population. Schools may be part of the solution.

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Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 12:00

NPR examines previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television. Those files raise issues as basic as the definition of "church" and as a grand as the role of government in religion.

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Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 11:27

After Crimea, is Alaska next? A petition on the White House website calling for just that has more than 37,000 signatures.

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Local Anchorage elections often see skimpy turnout, despite their close-to-home importance

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-04-01 11:21
Local Anchorage elections often see skimpy turnout, despite their close-to-home importance Anchorage voters hit rock bottom in October of 1977, when an abysmal 11 percent of registered voters bothered to go to the polls.  Here's hoping more people will offer their view on how to run the city and its school district in 2014.April 1, 2014

Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 11:18

The iconic DJ is credited with helping popularize the style of mixes and remixes known as house music. The cause of death is still unknown, but he suffered from diabetes.

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Conservative Media Watchdog: Univision, Telemundo Favor Liberals

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 11:02

The Media Research Center says its survey shows that news stories on the nation's Spanish-language television networks are dominated by partisans on the left — and conservatives should be concerned.

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As Peace Talks Falter, Kerry Cancels Meeting With Abbas

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 10:30

John Kerry made the announcement after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked to join international organizations, a move that is opposed by the U.S. and Israel.

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Obama: The Affordable Care Act Is Working, 'Helping People... Coast To Coast'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:58

President Obama gave an impassioned defense of his signature legislation after announcing 7.1 million Americans had signed up by the end of the law's first open enrollment.

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AK Beat: Vote in Anchorage municipal elections today

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:43
AK Beat: Vote in Anchorage municipal elections today It's no April Fool's joke -- the municipal elections for Alaska's largest city take place today, with several Anchorage Assembly seats up for grabs.April 1, 2014

GM CEO Barra Is Grilled Over Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:39

Hinting at lawmakers' frustration and the grilling that awaited GM CEO Mary Barra, the event is titled, "The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?"

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Anchorage teen dies after early-morning Mountain View shooting

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:36
Anchorage teen dies after early-morning Mountain View shooting Anchorage police said that a 15-year-old girl died after an early-morning shooting in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood Tuesday.April 1, 2014

The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:36

YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs and chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of "true" dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else?

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Community Chorus presents Gershwin concert

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:25

Steve Kinney from the Ketchikan Community Chorus gives details about the “Gershwin Portrait” performance on April 25 and 26.

Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:20

The lead author of a recent "breakthrough study" fabricated the data and is guilty of scientific misconduct, according to a Japanese research panel. The scientist says she will appeal the judgment.

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Global Airlines Call For Better Tracking Method After Flight 370

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:14

"We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish," the head of the International Air Travel Association says.

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Got spinach?

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:13

Popeye and Olive Oyl hosted of the 2007 Stardust Ball, during which Popeye eats spinach, gaining strength to climb and light the band’s trumpet afire.  Please eat your spinach for the strength to join us now! 

Red Sox Rock The White House With Flag Jacket And Presidential Selfie

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 09:02

When the team was honored by President Obama on Tuesday, colorful outfielder Jonny Gomes came decked out in a red, white and blue flag jacket. The Sox gave the commander in chief a matching jacket.

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