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Sales Of New Homes Plunged In March

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The harsh, persistent winter may have been partly to blame. New home sales are at their lowest pace since last July.
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U.S. Ramps Up Aid To Syrian Rebels

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The U.S. is increasing both arms and training assistance to the Syrian rebels. Advocates of the program say they hope to change the situation on the ground, others doubt it will help much.
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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.
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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries, and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.
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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

Thursday, April 24, 2014

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
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Damon Albarn On 'Everyday Robots' And The Birth Of Britpop

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Albarn says the sound he helped create with Blur in the 1990s was not a celebration of England, but a reaction to America's encroaching influence.
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FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

Thursday, April 24, 2014

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.
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Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Students at a Melbourne, Fla., elementary school were offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop.
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Cloud Boat, 'Carmine'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The new video from London-based duo Cloud Boat, for their new single "Carmine," unfolds in an eerie laundromat, where customers channel the hauntingly beautiful voice of singer Tom Clarke.
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Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Residents in Ontario called police when they spotted a bear bumbling down the street. It was unable to see where it was going because of a large birdseed jar stuck on its head.
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'Object Of Interest' Found In Search For Malaysian Jet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Investigators are studying a piece of metal discovered on a beach in western Australia to see if it might be debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.
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Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Is Unpredictable

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns.
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How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die. The stroke patients also have fewer significant disabilities.
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Remembering Judy Garland On Stage At Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's been called "the greatest night in show business history." Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall on this day in 1961. There were no flashing lights, no extravagant dance numbers, just Judy.
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Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.
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Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.
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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Lee Bollinger, a former president at the University of Michigan, about Tuesday's ruling. Bollinger was president during two earlier landmark affirmative action cases.
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First Listen: '9 Dead Alive' By Rodrigo y Gabriela

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela had a strange path to success. They started as a failed heavy metal band in Mexico, before moving to Ireland and changing to flamenco music.
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