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'Most Interesting Man In The World' Violates Carpool Lane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A driver near Tacoma, Wash., used a cardboard cutout of the Dos Equis pitchman to use the HOV lane. KOMO-TV reports when a state trooper caught the scam, the driver protested, "He's my best friend."
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SeaWorld Ads Counter Criticism Over Treatment Of Whales

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SeaWorld has a new CEO and a new advertising campaign touting its care of killer whales. At the same time, a former orca trainer at the theme park has written a book criticizing his former employer.
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Chinese Couple's Marriage Is A Mix Of Old And New China

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In our Streets of Shanghai series, we hear about Charles who met his wife through a social networking app. The couple consulted a fortune teller before tying the knot.
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South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Islamist group Boko Haram has recently been pushed out of villages and towns in northern Nigeria. Renee Montagne talks to Adam Nossiter, the West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times.
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Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Spanish city of Ceuta on North Africa's coast is surrounded by fences separating Spanish soil from Morocco. That fence is where thousands of migrants try to jump into Spanish territory each year.
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Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Expected To Target Mariupol

Thursday, March 26, 2015

If Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine want a viable economy in their regions, they'll need Mariupol as a seaport.
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Ex-OU Student Apologizes For Racist Chant On Fraternity Bus

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The University of Oklahoma student seen in a video leading the fraternity in a racist chant has publicly apologized. Levi Pettit met with black clergy and other community members to say he was wrong.
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Saudi Arabia, With U.S. Support, Joins Fight Against Rebels In Yemen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia and its allies have started a bombing campaign, hours after rebels seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations. U.S. forces aren't taking direct military action in Yemen.
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Hearing Set For Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl After Desertion Charges Filed

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Army has charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Bergdahl disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009 and end up being held captive by the Taliban for five years.
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After Foreign Intervention, Yemen Faces Additional Uncertainty

Thursday, March 26, 2015

For an update on the situation in Yemen, where there have been numerous foreign air strikes, Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Bartolozzi of the international development organization Mercy Corps.
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'Hamburglar' Pulls Off Spellbinding NHL Cinderella Story

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Andrew the "Hamburglar" Hammond is a goalie for the Ottawa Senators, and he's on a winning streak. David Greene talks to Roy MacGregor, a columnist for Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper.
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Republicans Join Fight To Reduce Prison Terms For Drug Crimes

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A small group of advocates has been working for years to overhaul the criminal justice system โ€” to dial back long sentences for drug crimes, and let nonviolent inmates out of prison early.
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Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A drug that's effective in patients with certain forms of melanoma is being tested as a treatment for other cancers whose genetic code contains an identical mutation.
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Don't Torpedo The Dam, Full Speed Ahead For Ethiopia's Nile Project

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Egypt was ready to go to war over Ethiopia's planned Renaissance Dam. A new agreement has ended the tension. But that doesn't mean everyone's a winner.
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Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.
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Is Capitol Hill Ready To Rest Its Near-Annual 'Doc Fix' Exercise?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Doctors who treat Medicare patients will face a huge cut, 21 percent, if Congress doesn't act by the end of the month. House leaders now think they fix a problem that has plagued Congress since 1997.
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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This month, hear new music from Hop Along, Emile Haynie, Whitehorse, Leon Bridges and more.
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SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Princeton Review wanted to use a line from her song "Fifteen" as an example of bad grammar. The problem is the lyric in question was misquoted.
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NASA Rover Opportunity Wins Mars Marathon

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It only took the vehicle 11 years and 2 months. That's the furthest any off-earth vehicle has traveled โ€” beating out the Soviet Union's moon rover.
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Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Current tests require growing anthrax in the lab, which isn't the best option for labs in Afghanistan. So engineers have come up with a credit-card-size test that could make the world a safer place.
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