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Senate Republicans Block Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Thursday, May 01, 2014

One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.
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D.C. Metro Combats Sexual Harassment, Urges Riders To Speak Up

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Sexual harassment is a chronic problem for transit systems, and it's consistently underreported. Metro transit officials have kicked off a serious effort to fight harassment on buses and trains.
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Torrential Rains Latest Severe Weather To Strike The South

Thursday, May 01, 2014

After days of storms that dropped massive amounts of rain on the South, floods are sweeping across the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast.
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Complex Infrastructure Compounded Hunt For Elusive Drug Lord

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Patrick Radden Keefe about his article in The New Yorker on the hunt and capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the most-wanted drug trafficker in the world.
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Seattle Proposal Would Raise City's Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.
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Merger Possible In Home Entertainment Industry

Thursday, May 01, 2014

AT&T wants to purchase satellite TV provider DirecTV, as The Wall Street Journal first reported. The deal would likely be worth around $40 billion.
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China Could Pass U.S. As Top Economy This Year

Thursday, May 01, 2014

By one measure, China is poised to become the world's largest economy by the end of the year. Why is this shift happening years before most estimates predicted it would?
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Kerry Turns His Attention To South Sudan's Civil War

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry has been consumed by the crisis in Ukraine and the Mideast peace talks. He's focusing now on the new nation of South Sudan which is being torn apart in a civil war.
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British Character Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Bob Hoskins died this week after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He starred in memorable films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa and The Cotton Club. He was 71.
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Istalif Potter Hopes Next Afghan President Will Serve The Country

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The small village of Istalif is known for its cobalt blue pottery. Years ago, Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne befriended one family in particular, that of master potter Abdul Wahkeel.
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'Ida': A Young Woman's Search For Identity In 1962 Poland

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ida is a Polish film about a young woman who was raised as an orphan in a convent. She's planning to take her vows as a nun when she discovers she's Jewish and her parents were killed by the Nazis.
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Doge At 'Dega: Dogecoin Sponsors Race Car

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.
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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years Of BASIC Computer Language

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.
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Is It Still College Without Football?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?
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'Illmatic': The Making Of A Classic

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This summer Nas is traveling the world performing his debut album in full. The crowds that are coming out to see him are turning up because the 20-year-old record is an acknowledged classic.
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Minya Oh: 'I Was Never Gonna Not Want To Listen To This'

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Then an intern, Oh gave Illmatic the highest rating in The Source magazine, marking it a classic. Today she's Miss Info and she talks about her review and making LL Cool J cry.
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Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

By surgically transplanting material from pig bladders into the injured legs of several men, doctors prompted muscles to heal by growing and nurturing fresh, healthy cells.
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Bad Behavior From A Sports Franchise Owner? That's Not New

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

As the Donald Sterling controversy unfolds, commentator Frank Deford recalls scandals surrounding other team owners, and penalties they did or didn't pay.
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Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This new kitchen tool promises to scramble egg whites and the yolk to create delicious culinary creations, and save you from washing a whisk. A soft cradle keeps the egg from breaking.
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Cannabis Industry Sponsors Colorado Symphony Shows

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The symphony sees it as a way to reach a younger, more diverse audience. Marijuana is legal in Colorado but it won't be for sale at the concession stands.
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