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NY State Budget Deal Expected Friday

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Legislative leaders said a final state budget deal could happen Friday. They need a deal by midday in order to deliver an on-time budget when the fiscal year ends on Monday.

Jeff Klein, Senate co-leader and leader of the Independent Democrats said they were close to an agreement but are ...

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The Pope And The President: Common Ground But A Clear Divide

Thursday, March 27, 2014

President Obama, once the world leader whose vow of "hope" and "change" excited millions, seemed eclipsed in that department Thursday by Pope Francis.

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Women And Wealth: Local To Global Money Lessons

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the weeks leading up to Tax Day on April 15, NPR will explore the topic of women and wealth. The stories and conversations will cover working, investing and sharing lessons about money.

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As Obamacare Deadline Nears, Louisiana Gets Special Attention

Thursday, March 27, 2014

With enrollment numbers lagging, residents getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads and a close Senate race serving as a backdrop, the state was the focus of a White House conference call Thursday.

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When Every Second Counts, EMS Takes 562 To Show Up

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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It took the city more than nine minutes to send an ambulance to the scene of an emergency after a person called 911 last year.

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A Jilted Lover, a 'Crazy' Man and Diane Sawyer: What Christie Crisis Management Looks Like

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Here are six takeaways from how the Christie Administration's lawyers unveiled a report from their internal Bridgegate investigation.

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All Things Considered

Voting Rights Fight Takes New Direction

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Voting rights activists say they're seeing a change in the debate this year — fewer new restrictions and, in some places, a hint of bipartisanship.

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All Things Considered

With $1B In Aid For Ukraine, Congress Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Congress has approved a billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine. Both chambers voted in favor, two days after Senate Democrats removed a provision to overhaul the International Monetary Fund.

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All Things Considered

Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has released the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The report clears Christie of wrongdoing, but New Jersey Democrats question its validity.

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Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Sanctions On Russia

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The House and Senate have passed versions of a bill to grant $1 billion in loan guarantees to Kiev and impose economic penalties on Moscow for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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Review Done For Gov. Christie's Office Absolves Him In Bridge Scandal

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Also on Today's Show The Russian economy is nowhere near as strong as it once ways. A decade ago, the Russian economy was growing at a rate of 7 percent a year, but in 2013, it grew by just 1.3 percent...On April 12, 50 dancers in Miami and around 1,500 more from 30 states around the country will come together for a "water dance," a project to draw attention to water issues around the country...

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Obama Lays Out His Plan To Have Telecoms Store Call Data

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The president is asking Congress to work with him on a plan to have communications companies hold "metadata." He wants government investigators to have access to the information with court approval.

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The Takeaway

An Epic Tale of Hollywood and The Bible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

This weekend, the big budget biblical adventure "Noah" hits the big screen. The biblical film isn't new, but these movies raise questions about Hollywood's fascination with The Bible. Do biblical movies bring non-believers back into the fold? Do they challenge us to think a little differently? We explore these questions with Rafer Guzman, film critic for Newsday and co-host of The Movie Date Podcast, and Krista Tippett, the host of the public radio program On Being.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Crunch Week: Diane Savino

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Savino, New York State Senator (IDC - Staten Island), talks about budget negotiations and her support for legalized medical marijuana.

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'I'm A Great Admirer,' Obama Tells Pope Francis

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The president and the pope met for the first time Thursday at the Vatican. While the two men share views on some issues, the church has some problems with the president's health care program.

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WNYC News

If the Bridgegate Review Is Legit, It Must Answer These Questions

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Lawyers for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will release a report this morning examining the scandals that have piled up around the governor since the discovery last fall that days of traffic jams in Fort Lee were engineered by Christie's political staffers. The governor was reelected in a landslide last ...

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New Jersey News

Can Christie Win Big In Vegas?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

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The "Sheldon Primary" is being held this weekend, and Chris Christie is a contender.

The gov is headed to Las Vegas Saturday, where he will join several Republican presidential candidates for a meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But the real action will be around casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who ...

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Morning Edition

Senator Warns Of A Student Loan Bubble

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Students are taking on record levels of debt to pay for college. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says it's a drag on the economy and is calling for changes to the federal student loan system.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Koch Brothers' Money and Political Influence

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch have spent large sums of money advancing conservative causes and trying to shape the last two elections. Propublica reporter Kim Barker looks at the Koch's complex network of nonprofits,nicknamed the Kochtopus, and their spending plans for the 2014 election.

 

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