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The Ukrainian Prime Minister's Visit, As Seen From Behind Barricades

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

Ukraine's interim prime minister visited Donetsk Friday in an effort to reduce tensions in the east of the country. Pro-Moscow militants among the area's largely Russian-speaking population have seized two government buildings in the region and are demanding referendums on the area's future. NPR's Ari Shapiro has been behind the barricades at one of the occupations.

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Onlookers Show No Worry Over Market's Week In Tumult

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

The stock market endured a volatile week as investors sold off technology stocks. Weak bank earnings added to the sour mix. But the selloff hasn't triggered alarm, and indicators for the broader economy are mostly positive.

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As Sebelius Steps Down, Obama Taps Budget Director To Replace Her

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

President Obama bid farewell Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose lengthy tenure was marred by the botched rollout of the government's health insurance website. Obama wants his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace Sebelius.

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Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

Fri, 2014-04-11 12:00

There's no treatment yet for the deadly viral disease, but several approaches are in the works. At least one experimental drug seems effective in monkeys. Next step: safety tests in people.

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Pass The Chipotle-Marrow Matzo Balls, It's Mexican Passover

Fri, 2014-04-11 11:01

When tequila meets Manischewitz in the same glass, Passover will never be the same. At Rosa Mexicano restaurants, the Passover menu is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico's nearly 40,000 Jews.

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How A Person Can Recover From Ebola

Fri, 2014-04-11 09:52

The stricken are most likely to die within 10 days. But those whose bodies produce antibodies may survive — and be sent home with a clean bill of health. That's happening now in Guinea.

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'God' Files Suit In New York To Resolve Credit Dispute

Fri, 2014-04-11 09:19

God Gazarov, a Russian immigrant who owns a jewelry store in Brooklyn, says Equifax won't give him a credit history, suggesting he change his first name to resolve the problem.

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Singer-Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies

Fri, 2014-04-11 08:47

Revered by other musicians, Winchester began recording in 1970. He had a hit of his own with "Say What." Artists such as Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello covered his songs. He was 69.

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U.S. Denies Visa To Iran's Controversial U.N. Envoy

Fri, 2014-04-11 07:35

The moves comes after Congress approved legislation aimed at denying entry to Hamid Aboutalebi, who was part of a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.

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4 Strange Sports In America's Past

Fri, 2014-04-11 07:13

If you think beer pong and mud wrestling are odd contests, you should check the history books.

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'I Knew It Wouldn't Be Easy,' Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says

Fri, 2014-04-11 06:52

With Kathleen Sebelius leaving as health secretary, the president is turning to budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to run the agency that oversees the Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare.

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Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

Fri, 2014-04-11 06:44

Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that's an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.

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This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Fri, 2014-04-11 06:35

When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.

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Pope Francis Asks Abuse Victims' Forgiveness

Fri, 2014-04-11 05:49

In what are being described as his strongest comments so far about the church's sex abuse crisis, the pope also condemned the evil deeds of some priests.

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Optimism, But No Breakthrough In Search For Malaysian Jet

Fri, 2014-04-11 05:00

Even as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was saying he's "very confident" that pings from the plane's black boxes have been detected, the man leading the search effort was urging caution.

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VIDEO: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton, No Harm Done

Fri, 2014-04-11 03:49

The flying footwear missed the former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential contender. She was giving a speech in Las Vegas. "Is that part of Cirque du Soleil?" Clinton joked.

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Molotov Cocktails And Razor Wire: Inside An Occupied Building In Ukraine

Fri, 2014-04-11 03:06

Pro-Russian protesters in the eastern city of Donetsk seized a government building in the middle of town on Sunday. NPR's Ari Shapiro went inside the building and reports on what it was like.

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Tragedy In California: Truck Hits Bus Full Of Students

Fri, 2014-04-11 03:00

At least 10 people died and several dozen were injured when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus. The high school students and chaperones were going to visit a Northern California college.

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African Responses Night And Day From Rwanda, U.N. Envoy Says

Fri, 2014-04-11 00:38

As a scholar, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power wrote about the U.S. failure to intervene in Rwanda. Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to her about current crises in Africa.

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One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

Thu, 2014-04-10 23:55

Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.

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