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After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.

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Morning Edition

Huge Scandal At Top Of Petrobras Trickles Down, With Devastating Effect

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are suffering after losing their jobs in the wake of wide-scale corruption at Brazil's state oil company. Scores of politicians and executives have been implicated.

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Morning Edition

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

Thursday, April 02, 2015

African-Americans are changing their minds about guns, and Detroit's black police chief supports responsible concealed-carry. Still, some remain convinced that having a gun will lead to problems.

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WNYC News

Squeezed By Seamless, Restaurants Look for Other Paths Online

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A lot of companies are trying to be the next Uber – a service so popular with consumers, it’s reshaping the taxi industry. The Uber of food delivery, in New York, is Seamless. 

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Morning Edition

When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Historic Drought, Deceptive Lobbying, and Legalized Discrimination

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Takeaway explores California's water ciris, how lobbyists are steering the debate on the national Highway Funding Bill, and we connect the dots between the Supreme Court and Indiana.

Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.

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The Sen. Menendez Indictment In 5 Excerpts

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez alleges he took hundreds of thousands of dollars and extravagant gifts from a friend and donor in exchange for political favors.

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WNYC News

New York's Budget: Behind the Scenes and the Numbers

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The scramble to meet the budget deadline left lawmakers frustrated and fiscal experts digging for details.

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WNYC News

City Health Department Aids West Africa Ebola Response

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Four employees with the department are headed to Guinea later this month to help.

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WNYC News

Clinton, In Brooklyn, Winks at Possible Move

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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A not-quite-candidate sounds a familiar theme.

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All Things Considered

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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All Things Considered

Trading Walkathons For Ice Buckets, Charities Try To Hold On To Donors

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Some of the largest, most established walkathons and similar events that raise cash for charity aren't doing as well as they used to. There's more competition, fundraisers say, for money and time.

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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.

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All Things Considered

With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.

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Justice Department Won't Charge IRS' Lois Lerner With Criminal Contempt

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

At issue is whether the former IRS official waived her Fifth Amendment rights when she made an opening statement proclaiming her innocence over the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

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All Things Considered

In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of City

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR's Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.

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Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The indictment alleges that Menendez abused his office to benefit a friend and donor. The New Jersey senator has always maintained his innocence.

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WNYC News

Gas Shut Off at Building Across From East Village Gas Explosion Site

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The city found unauthorized work being done on gas lines.

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California Governor Issues 1st-Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Cities in drought-stricken California will have to reduce their water usage by 25 percent. In a news conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said the "historic drought demands unprecedented action."

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