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Obama Bolsters Philippines, With One Eye On China

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

President Obama is in the Philippines on the last leg of a trip through Asia. The U.S. and the Philippines just signed an agreement to allow more American troops to rotate through the archipelago.

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On Second Day Of Mass Trial, Egyptian Judge Sentences 683 To Death

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

An Egyptian judge sentenced hundreds of people to death Monday, including the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is the judge's second mass-sentencing in recent weeks.

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Out Of North Korea, A Sexist Rant Against South's President

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

In a message from its state news agency, North Korea called South Korea's president a "crafty prostitute" to her "pimp," President Obama. The verbal assault followed Obama's trip to South Korea.

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Tornados Ravage Midwest, Leaving Over A Dozen Dead

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

One of the first tornados of the year wreaked havoc in the northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark. As Michael Hibblen of Little Rock's KUAR reports, more than a dozen people have died.

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On The Sanctions List: Russia's 'Darth Vader,' Among Others

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

David J. Kramer, the president of Freedom House, talks about two of the Russian oligarchs who have been targeted for sanctions by the Obama administration.

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Washington Levels New Sanctions At Russia, Pulls Some Punches

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

In response to events in Ukraine, the Treasury Department added sanctions on seven Russian officials and 17 companies. The Obama administration has refrained from targeting whole sectors of the Russian economy and is going out of its way to proceed as part of a coalition in part to avoid an 20th century Cold War stand off.

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Marchers And Mayhem In Eastern Ukraine City Roiled By Protests

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

A pro-Ukrainian demonstration turned violent as hundreds of Ukrainians in the eastern city of Donetsk marched in support of keeping their country whole. They were opposed by pro-Russian protesters. Stun grenades were thrown into the crowd, and at least one person was wounded.

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Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

Mon, 2014-04-28 09:43

Passing gas, in some instances, may be a sign that you're kicking your gut microbes into action. And that means they can help keep you healthy, says one scientist.

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North Korea Issues Sexist Tirade Against South Korean Leader

Mon, 2014-04-28 09:20

South Korean President Park Guen-hye was called a "capricious whore who asks her fancy man to do harm to other person while providing sex to him." The "fancy man" in question: President Obama.

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New Film 'All About Ann' Looks At The Life Of A Texan Leader

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:31

A new HBO film, All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State looks at one of the most formidable political figures of her time, and the last Democrat ever to serve as governor of Texas.

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Steve Jobs' Death Inspired Goal To Get Kids Coding

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:30

Many public schools do not offer computer science classes, even though tech workers are in high demand. Now 30 public school districts have partnered with the nonprofit Code.org to get kids coding.

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South Sudan: History Was Always Against Us

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:29

South Sudan is reeling after rebels reportedly massacred hundreds of civilians last week. Host Michel Martin learns what this means for the future of the young country.

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Do Fans Have Any Responsibility After Sterling's Comments?

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:29

Host Michel Martin speaks with business ethicist Jack Marshall about an appropriate response from the NBA, the players and the public after allegedly racist comments made by the L.A. Clippers' owner.

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Should Bigotry Get You Kicked Out Of The NBA?

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:29

There has been widespread outrage to racist comments allegedly made by L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling. Host Michel Martin learns more from sports columnists William Rhoden and Christine Brennan.

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Utah Mom Accused Of Killing 6 Of Her Babies Charged With Murder

Mon, 2014-04-28 08:21

Megan Huntsman is accused of killing the children after giving birth to them between 1996 and 2006. She was arrested after her estranged husband discovered one body while cleaning out the garage.

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Pediatricians Say Training Can Help Teens Avoid Knee Injuries

Mon, 2014-04-28 06:50

A leading group of pediatricians says specialized exercises can help young athletes protect their anterior cruciate ligaments. After puberty, female athletes are especially vulnerable to ACL tears.

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Australia: Search For Missing Airliner To Enter 'New Phase'

Mon, 2014-04-28 06:19

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it's time to concentrate on searching the seafloor, but he acknowledges that at this point, it is possible nothing from MH370 will ever be found.

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Basketball Analyst Jack Ramsay Dies at 89

Mon, 2014-04-28 05:38

Ramsay coached the Portland Trail Blazers to an NBA title before embarking on a long career as a basketball analyst for ESPN. The Hall of Fame coach had been battling cancer.

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Egyptian Court Hands Down 683 Death Sentences

Mon, 2014-04-28 04:58

It's the second mass death sentence in just two months in Egypt; however, all but 37 of the 529 people convicted in March had their sentences commuted.

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Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

Mon, 2014-04-28 04:43

The New York Republican is facing a 20-count federal indictment, including charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud. He turned himself in Monday, and was later released on $400,000 bail.

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