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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.

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Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

Monday, March 30, 2015

An animal welfare group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.

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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

Monday, March 30, 2015

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

Monday, March 30, 2015

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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Fresh Air

Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him

Monday, March 30, 2015

Clive James was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. "There is a grief in all poetry," he writes in his latest book of essays. "Poetry holds itself together, and eventually we ourselves do not."

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How 'One Nation' Didn't Become 'Under God' Until The '50s Religious Revival

Monday, March 30, 2015

Kevin Kruse's book looks at how industrialists in the '30s and '40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.

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Judy Woodruff Recalls Assassination Attempt On President Reagan

Monday, March 30, 2015

John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reporter Judy Woodruff, then with NBC News, was there.

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Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year

Monday, March 30, 2015

The constant churn affects schools' ability to provide all students with skilled teachers. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.

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Morning Edition

Why Are More Baby Boys Born Than Girls?

Monday, March 30, 2015

Does the imbalance start at conception or are there factors during pregnancy that favor the birth of slightly more males than females? Researchers find clues that point to factors in the womb.

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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President

Monday, March 30, 2015

In an interview with WBUR's Here & Now, the darling of the left again denies any interest herself. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence.

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Sylvan Esso: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 30, 2015

Performed softly in the light of day, the duo's year-old material feels fresh and lovable when performed outside of a dark, loud club setting.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Monday, March 30, 2015

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Monday, March 30, 2015

Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.

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Prosecution Rests In Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Monday, March 30, 2015

The prosecution ended on an emotional note: detailing all of the physical damage one of the bombs inflicted on 8-year-old Martin Richard.

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Ex-Feds Accused Of Pocketing Bitcoins During Investigation

Monday, March 30, 2015

Both officials — one with the Secret Service and the other with the Drug Enforcement Administration — were on a task force investigating the Silk Road online marketplace.

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear Now

Monday, March 30, 2015

From a rebooted Romanian band to a simmering cauldron of pan-Atlantic sounds, hear five don't-miss tracks from around the globe.

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Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dr. Dan Swangard doesn't know if he would take lethal medications to hasten death. But as someone with metastatic cancer, he wants to have that choice. He's part of a suit to change California law.

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An Unexpected Wilderness Cam At Britain's No. 10 Downing St.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A fox slinked past the door of the famous London residence on Monday. A cat and a dog also appeared. Photographers captured the scene as they awaited the prime minister's news conference.

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Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic

Monday, March 30, 2015

In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.

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Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Monday, March 30, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

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