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Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

Sat, 2014-03-22 09:45

In this week's roundup, tensions between tech companies and the NSA run hot, the simmering debate over women in tech continues and Turkey bans Twitter. What's next?

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Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border

Sat, 2014-03-22 08:22

Border Patrol agents seem to be everywhere along the U.S. side of the Mexican border, and residents are also on guard. Yet amid distrust and heavy surveillance, there is compassion.

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Major Ukrainian Air Base In Crimea Handed Over To Russia

Sat, 2014-03-22 08:15

One of the last important military installations in the region that was still at least partially under Ukrainian control is now firmly in Russia's hands.

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American Libraries Learn To Read Teenagers

Sat, 2014-03-22 07:11

In the digi-real world, public libraries must pull out all the creative stops to attract teens.

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Cops Can't Have Sex With Prostitutes, Hawaiian Lawmakers Say

Sat, 2014-03-22 06:40

Legislators were surprised and outraged to learn that a decades-old state law made it legal in some cases for undercover cops to have sexual relations with prostitutes. They're vowing to change that.

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Top Stories: Crisis In Ukraine; Search For Missing Jet

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:41

Also: Michelle Obama touts free speech in address to Chinese students; Turks strike back at attempt to ban Twitter; and upsets bust almost everyone's NCAA brackets.

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Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:37

More Americans are hopping on a bus or taking a train to get to work. Public transit ridership in the U.S. is now at the highest that it has been in more than half a century.

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Buffett's Billion Dollars Are Safe As Upsets Bust Brackets

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:01

None of the estimated 8.7 million entries in Quicken Loans' "Billion $ Bracket Challenge" have survived the first wave of games in the men's college basketball tournament.

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A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before

Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

As Russia takes control, the story of Reshat Ametov sends an ominous signal to Crimea's Tatars.

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How Much Will Russian Sanctions Hurt The EU?

Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Will the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU have serious economic consequences? NPR's Scott Simon takes up the question with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group.

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In A 'Brilliant' Move, Hamas Puts A Woman Out Front

Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Isra al-Modallal is the first woman to be the public face of Hamas, the conservative group that rules the Palestinian territory. "Brilliant" is how one Gaza observer describes the decision.

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Russia Warns It May Undercut Iran Talks Over Sanctions

Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Russia has implied that it may act as a spoiler in the Iran nuclear talks in retaliation for Washington-imposed sanctions over events in Ukraine. Correspondent Peter Kenyon joins Scott Simon.

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Polish See Shades Of 1939 In Russia's Crimea Grab

Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

As one of Ukraine's neighbors and a former Soviet satellite state, Poland is deeply affected by Russia's recent annexation of Crimea. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Polish columnist Konstanty Gebert.

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Russia Formalizes Its Takeover Of Crimea

Sat, 2014-03-22 04:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea, signing legislation to take control the contested province. NPR's Gregory Warner gives NPR's Scott Simon the latest from Simferopol.

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More Satellite Images, But Still No Sure Sign Of Missing Jet

Sat, 2014-03-22 02:21

Images taken four days ago by a Chinese satellite show something large floating in the same general area of the Indian Ocean as in earlier pictures. But searchers didn't find anything Saturday.

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Why Are We Hauling Pennsylvania Coal All The Way To Germany?

Sat, 2014-03-22 01:16

Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.

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Long-Dead Congressman's Earmark Lives On — In Europe

Sat, 2014-03-22 01:16

A little known provision in the budget keeps a U.S. military installation in Germany heated by anthracite coal. The idea doesn't make a lot of sense anymore, but no one is trying to end the practice.

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I Can't Believe What I'm Seeing: A Springtime (Froggy) Miracle

Sat, 2014-03-22 01:03

A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...

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Remember Fat-Free Mania? Take Our Survey

Sat, 2014-03-22 01:00

Fat-free products exploded onto the market in the 1990s. Did they change how you eat? We want to know. Tell us how the era influenced your eating habits and share your views on low-fat diets.

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Obama Meets With Tech CEOs About Privacy

Fri, 2014-03-21 16:25

Facebook said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an "honest talk" with the president and was "grateful for his ... personal engagement."

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