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An NPR Reporter Chauffeurs A Chinese Couple 500 Miles To Their Rural Wedding

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NPR's Frank Langfitt, who has been driving Chinese people around Shanghai to meet a variety of people and better understand the rapidly changing country, takes his experiment to a whole new level.

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.

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French Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Wanted to Destroy Plane

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the co-pilot took control of the plane and set its descent "intentionally", causing it to crash in the French Alps.

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Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.

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Are Women's Colleges Doomed? What Sweet Briar's Demise Tells Us

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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Why a Skin Cancer Drug Is Treating This Woman’s Brain Tumor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Precision medicine is making it faster to match the right cancer drug to the patient who needs it.

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All Things Considered

Payday Loans — And Endless Cycles Of Debt — Targeted By Federal Watchdog

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

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Co-Pilot Showed 'Willingness To Destroy Aircraft,' Prosecutor Says

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Marseille prosecutor said there is no evidence the Germanwings co-pilot's actions were a terrorist act. Passengers' screams can be heard before the final moments, he said. Death was immediate.

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Saudis Say Iranian Advisers Aiding Houthis In Yemen As Strikes Continue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Saudi ambassador to Washington also says the air operations against the Shiite Houthi rebels will continue and "we will see coalition partners join in the effort."

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Census Shows NYC Growth, Some Losses Upstate

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The city grew 0.62 percent from July 2013 to July 2014 to 8.49  million people.

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Morning Edition

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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Organic Kale Salad with a Side of Hope

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A pop-up restaurant in Union Beach, N.J., offers a weekly night out for a town still struggling to recover from Sandy.

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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Yemen in Crisis, Child-Free and Happy, and Rampant Corruption

Thursday, March 26, 2015

    

Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.

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All Things Considered

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.

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All Things Considered

'Super-Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.

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