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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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Satellites' Scope And The Search For A Plane

Fri, 2014-03-21 15:57

Satellites have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on the southern Indian Ocean. But without results yet, the effort also highlights the technology's limitations.

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Defense Of 'Whitey' Bulger Has Cost Taxpayers More Than $3 Million

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:49

The notorious Boston gangster was given a public defender for his trial. He was found guilty of multiple murders and racketeering by a federal jury in August.

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Insurance Chief Suggests Adding A New, Lower Level Of Health Plan

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:24

Representing U.S. health insurance companies, Karen Ignagni says she would add a "lower tier" to the Affordable Care Act options. That could entice healthier people to join the law's new risk pools.

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Declined: Visa, MasterCard Freeze Out Targeted Russian Banks

Fri, 2014-03-21 14:14

The U.S.-based credit card companies responded to sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Michigan Gay-Marriage Ban

Fri, 2014-03-21 13:28

The state follows Texas and several others who have seen their same-sex marriage prohibitions overturned in court. Michigan's attorney general has said he will appeal the decision.

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WATCH: A Big Upset Leads To Some Awesome Dancing

Fri, 2014-03-21 13:02

The Mercer Bears, a No. 14 seed, defeated the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils today. It is the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far, which means Mercer was doing some dancing.

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Even Turkey's President Evades Its New Twitter Ban

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:15

A Turkish court is trying to ban Twitter, setting off condemnation of the government's increasingly heavy hand and prompting Turks to find a workaround for the social media site.

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Prosecutor David O'Neil To Head Justice's Criminal Division

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:06

O'Neil had most recently focused on oversight of criminal cases and white collar fraud investigations as well as the fallout from cascading leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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Missing Jet Dredges Raw Memories, Sympathy Of Air France Families

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:00

Dr. Bernd Gans, the president of the Air France 447 Families Association, discusses an open letter that the group wrote in support of the families of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Without Orders, Ukrainian Troops Are Anchorless In Crimea

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:00

As Russia has consolidated its control over Crimea, the Ukrainian government in Kiev has sent mixed messages. Many troops on the ground are feeling increasingly abandoned, with no clear orders at all.

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The Zen Master Takes New York City

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:00

The New York Knicks were once a marquee NBA franchise; now, they're a dysfunctional mess. How do you save the Knicks? Bring in Phil Jackson, of course. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis discusses the hire.

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As Carmakers Turn Up The Recalls, Consumers Tune Out

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:00

The number of vehicles recalled has more than doubled over the past 20 years — but most notices go unnoticed by the public. "It just starts to become noise," says one auto expert.

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So You Want To Evade Your Country's Twitter Ban? A Workaround

Fri, 2014-03-21 11:57

Governments can block sites that they deem dangerous, and for Turkey, that now includes Twitter. How does it work? And how are Turkish residents using it anyway?

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