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Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways

Thu, 2014-03-27 23:25

The city is so close to the U.S. border fence that it practically leans on it. Even as Tijuana diversifies, its economy still relies on the frontier. Its residents are the perfect border citizens.

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IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

Thu, 2014-03-27 23:24

Christine Lagarde says giving women access to the job market isn't just about equal opportunity — it makes economic sense. In an interview, she also reflects on being the only woman in the room.

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Cases Of Edible Peanut Butter Dumped After Bankruptcy Dispute

Thu, 2014-03-27 22:40

Nearly a million jars are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.

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NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Begins To Narrow To Elite 8

Thu, 2014-03-27 22:10

Arizona, the University of Florida, Wisconsin and Dayton won their games Thursday night and advance in the men's NCAA basketball tournament.

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Australia Says Planes Checking New Search Area

Thu, 2014-03-27 21:28

Based on new information, officials have shifted the search area to a region 680 miles to the northeast of where planes and ships had been looking for evidence of the missing plane.

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Official Washington Mudslide Toll Rises To 17

Thu, 2014-03-27 21:21

The medical examiner's office in Snohomish County said the new official death toll includes an infant recovered earlier in the day.

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In Search For Missing 8-Year-Old, A Grim Turn

Thu, 2014-03-27 16:58

Relisha Rudd went missing last month from a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. Police are now describing the search for the 8-year-old as a "recovery operation."

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After Detour, Soyuz Successfully Docks With ISS

Thu, 2014-03-27 16:25

On the way to the International Space Station, the Russian capsule had a wrinkle with a thruster, but was able to dock successfully on Thursday night.

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The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

Thu, 2014-03-27 15:01

President Obama, once the world leader whose vow of "hope" and "change" excited millions, seemed eclipsed in that department Thursday by Pope Francis.

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'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus

Thu, 2014-03-27 14:52

In 2007, filmmaker John Maloof bought thousands of undeveloped negatives at an auction. Now, he and Charlie Siskel present Finding Vivian Maier, a film about the reclusive woman behind the photos.

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Women And Wealth: Local To Global Money Lessons

Thu, 2014-03-27 14:31

In the weeks leading up to Tax Day on April 15, NPR will explore the topic of women and wealth. The stories and conversations will cover working, investing and sharing lessons about money.

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As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Thu, 2014-03-27 14:10

With enrollment numbers lagging, residents getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads and a close Senate race serving as a backdrop, the state was the focus of a White House conference call Thursday.

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How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:38

Twenty years ago, many scientists didn't think that genes could cause diseases like cancer. The discovery of the BRCA gene for hereditary breast cancer changed that. Mary-Claire King tells how.

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Federal Court Upholds Stringent Abortion Restrictions In Texas

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:34

The court found the state was within its rights to require abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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President Prepares To Meet King As U.S.-Saudi Divisions Deepen

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:00

On the eve of President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, Robert Siegel speaks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. They discuss U.S.-Saudi relations and questions on Iran.

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In Egypt, Defendants Are Being Tried By The Hundreds

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:38

A judge this week sentenced more than 500 men to death for the killing of a policeman. He's now presiding over a case with 700 defendants as the country's courts come under increasing criticism.

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Custom Chromo: First Yeast Chromosome Built From Scratch

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:14

It's not about making designer beer. Johns Hopkins scientists and undergrads stitched together strands of yeast DNA as a step in exploring the essential genetics of various species: What makes us us?

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U.N. General Assembly: 'No Validity' For Crimea Referendum

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:10

In a rebuke of Moscow, the 193-member body votes to condemn Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

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Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

India and 10 other Southeast Asian nations have eradicated polio, health leaders say. The milestone means 80 percent of the world's population now lives without risk of the paralyzing virus.

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Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has released the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The report clears Christie of wrongdoing, but New Jersey Democrats question its validity.

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