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Except For Duck, Officers Find No Signs Of Foul Play

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A Massachusetts woman heard a loud bang in her house and called police, thinking it was a home invasion. They found a duck which had come through the chimney and flown into a ceiling.

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Morning Edition

Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Lift Workers Out Of Poverty

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

David Greene talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, about the Earned Income Tax Credit. It's one of the government's anti-poverty programs.

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Morning Edition

Napier's 22 Points Helps UConn Beat Kentucky In Men's Final

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Connecticut has won its second men's NCAA basketball title in four years. Senior Shabazz Napier scored 22 points. The Huskies beat the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 Monday night in Arlington, Texas.

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Morning Edition

Breaking Up Corcoran Gallery Takes More Time Than Expected

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college in Washington, D.C., will be taken over by a university and another gallery. The Corcoran is cherished by many but has had years of financial trouble.

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Morning Edition

Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.

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Morning Edition

Next Chapter Unfolds In San Francisco Political Scandal

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Democratic state Senator Leland Yee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to hear the eight felony charges filed against him. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran San Francisco writer Tim Redmond.

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Morning Edition

San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.

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Morning Edition

Washington Mudslide Creates Environmental Hazards

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Ecology have moved in to monitor water pollution and hazardous materials. Residents living in the area have expressed concerns.

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Morning Edition

Fewer Complaints Help To Boost Airline Quality Ratings

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The nation's airlines are running late more often and losing more suitcases. But passengers are complaining less, that's boosted airline quality ratings to their highest level ever.

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Morning Edition

How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

New drugs are usually tested in animals before they're tested in humans. But many of those studies aren't done carefully enough, analysts say. So time and money is wasted, and treatments are delayed.

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All Things Considered

The Latest In HD TV, From The Comfort Of Your Courtside Seat

Monday, April 07, 2014

Huge HD TV screens have changed the stadium experience, meaning that many fans who paid big bucks for a seat at the game will still be watching the action on TV.

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Measles At A Rock Concert Goes Viral In A Bad Way

Monday, April 07, 2014

A young woman who didn't know she was infected with measles went to a Kings of Leon concert in Seattle. Public health investigators have reconstructed her movements to warn the public.

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All Things Considered

In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing

Monday, April 07, 2014

Mourners left more than 600 pairs of sneakers at the site, shoes that held deeply personal meanings for runners before the race.

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Death Toll At 33 In Washington State Mudslide

Monday, April 07, 2014

Ten people are still listed as missing, officials say. According to the medical examiner's office, all of the victims recovered thus far have died of blunt force trauma.

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Chuck Stone Remembered For More Than His Newspaper Columns

Monday, April 07, 2014

Pioneering black journalist Chuck Stone died over the weekend. Philip Meyer pays tribute to his former colleague from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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Cocaine Case Puts Spotlight On Fetal Harm Prosecutions

Monday, April 07, 2014

A Mississippi judge has thrown out a murder charge against Rennie Gibbs. At age 16, she gave birth to a stillborn child who tested positive for a cocaine byproduct. Tell Me More looks into the case.

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Fort Hood Shooting: No Simple Link To Mental Illness

Monday, April 07, 2014

The shooting at Fort Hood leaves many people talking about mental health and military culture. Host Michel Martin learns more from veteran Xiomara Sosa; and former Undersecretary of Defense Ed Dorn.

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New Airline Survey Gives Virgin America Top Rating

Monday, April 07, 2014

It's the carrier's second consecutive year at the top of the annual Air Quality Rating report, with JetBlue coming in second. Overall consumer complaints dropped 15 percent last year from 2012.

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Morning Edition

Bench-Clearing Brawl Involves Police And Firefighters

Monday, April 07, 2014

It wouldn't be a hockey game without a brawl — even if it's a charity match. Video shows police and firefighters throwing punches at each other. The team of cops beat the firefighters 8-5.

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Morning Edition

'Morning Edition' Listeners Wax Poetic

Monday, April 07, 2014

To kick off Poetry Month, we are crowdsourcing prose poems from our Facebook fans about their favorite neighborhood blocks, from Brussels to Tuscaloosa to the Bronx.

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