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NBA Weighs Penalties After Sterling's Alleged Race Remarks Surface

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:35

Controversy is swirling around racist comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The NBA is exploring its potential responses as it investigates the allegations.

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Back From Recess, Congress Opens With Scandal

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:29

Monday was a rough day for House Speaker John Boehner: One of his members was indicted on federal charges, and another announced he wouldn't seek re-election after an alleged affair.

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If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:01

Twenty years ago, NPR alerted staff members that they would soon have access to a new form of communication: "A collection of computer networks that is connected around the world."

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New York Rep. Michael Grimm Indicted On 20 Counts

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

Rep. Michael Grimm of New York turned himself in to face federal charges related to a health food restaurant he ran before he was elected to Congress. The Republican congressman says he's innocent and plans to run for re-election this fall, but Democrats have have high hopes of flipping the last GOP-held seat in New York City.

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Free Speech In Focus During High Court's Case On Public Employee

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

The Supreme Court Monday considers the free speech rights of public employees who expose government corruption. In the case at hand, a former community college official says he was fired for testifying against an Alabama state legislator at a criminal fraud trial.

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On Cusp Of Third Term, Could Iraqi President Be A New Dictator?

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00

In the first national election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is the frontrunner for a third term in office. Despite criticism for mistreating the opposition and minority Sunnis, many say he's the man needed for Iraq's brutal situation.

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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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