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On Victory Day, Fanfare In Crimea And Turmoil In Eastern Ukraine

Fri, 2014-05-09 12:11

As Russians celebrated their World War II victory, President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Crimea since its annexation to Russia. Meanwhile, pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a referendum Sunday.

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After Setbacks In Battle, Syrian Rebels Seek Victories In D.C.

Fri, 2014-05-09 12:11

The new Syrian rebel leader Ahmed Jarab is in D.C., trying to get more support. He is meeting with members of Congress and the State Department, as well as National Security Adviser Susan Rice. President Obama is also expected to drop by. While the U.S. is considering stepping up its secret weapons shipments, some military analysts and officials say this aid may already be too late.

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Meet NPR's New Chief Executive: Jarl Mohn

Fri, 2014-05-09 12:11

NPR announced the selection of its new CEO: Jarl Mohn, a longtime radio DJ and former media executive, who's been a venture capitalist and corporate board member in recent years.

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Ahead Of Wildfire Season, Scientists Study What Fuels Fires

Fri, 2014-05-09 12:11

The federal fire scientists hope to hand off their findings to fire managers, who have to make the quick decisions on where to deploy resources that could protect lives and property.

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Spain Fines Team Of Racist, Banana-Throwing Fan, But Is It Enough?

Fri, 2014-05-09 11:59

Soccer, Spain's national pastime, has been tainted by racism. After two recent ugly incidents, debate is raging over how to punish racist fans, and if the teams they love should be held responsible.

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NBA Picks Dick Parsons As Interim CEO Of Los Angeles Clippers

Fri, 2014-05-09 11:46

Parsons previously served as CEO of Time Warner. The appointment comes in the wake of the scandal surrounding racist comments made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whom the league banned for life.

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Not-So-Social Media: Why People Have Stopped Talking On Phones

Fri, 2014-05-09 11:37

There was a time when teens would spend hours on the phone gabbing with friends. Now, that's the stodgiest behavior imaginable. Even for older people, a ringing phone is an unwanted intrusion.

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Turkish Man On Dating Show Was Ax Murderer; He Also Killed Wife

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:51

The 62-year-old appeared on a show called Luck of the Draw and said he'd learned from his past and was now an "honest person looking for a new wife." The host wasn't convinced: She told him to leave.

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Health Centers Hurt In States That Skipped Medicaid Expansion

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:41

Most of the affected patients live in the South, because every state in the region except Arkansas and Kentucky opted against expanding the Medicaid program for the poor.

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What Are The Most (And Least) Charitable U.S. States?

Fri, 2014-05-09 10:40

There are only two U.S. states where at least 50 percent of residents say they've recently given either money or time to charity: Utah and Minnesota, according to a new Gallup poll.

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Ford Recalls Nearly 700,000 Vehicles To Fix Safety Problems

Fri, 2014-05-09 09:51

The defects include a glitch that can stop the side curtain air bags from inflating in some rollover crashes, and exterior door handles that can bind and stop the door from latching properly.

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Democrats Divided Over Participation In Benghazi Panel

Fri, 2014-05-09 08:56

The House voted to establish a panel to look into circumstances surrounding the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others.

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U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

Fri, 2014-05-09 08:19

Britain has a national election next year and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.

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Controversy Over Spouses Of Tech-Saavy Immigrants Working In US

Fri, 2014-05-09 08:15

What does the new plan mean for the tech industry and the economy? Host Michel Martin speaks with immigration lawyer Laura Murray-Tjan and Vinny Lingham, entrepreneur and immigrant from South Africa.

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