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Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:51

Harry McAlpin became the first black White House reporter in 1944, though he was excluded from joining the Correspondents' Association. Decades later, he'll be be honored at the group's centennial.

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Afghan Landslide: Search For Survivors Ends; Thousands Feared Dead

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:31

More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in mud.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:19

The Hall of Famer calls the punishment for Donald Sterling's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated the Clippers owner's "shameful record" for so many years.

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A Black Sheep Crashes The Kentucky Derby

Sat, 2014-05-03 06:14

California Chrome is a flashy red horse with a big white blaze down his face. Unlike his competition, he's from humble origins, but more important than his breeding is his speed.

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NBA's Ban On Sterling: Moral Justice Or Smart Business Move?

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.

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Discouraging Numbers Hidden By A Positive Jobs Report

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The April jobs report came in much better than expected, though the shrinking labor force leaves some unanswered questions.

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Monitors Released In Ukraine As Fire Kills Dozens In Odessa

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

International observers have been freed by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about their release and new military action.

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Apple's Win Settles Samsung's Complaint, Too

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

In the latest round of litigation, Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple. It was a mixed verdict. The jury found that both sides violated each other's patents.

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College Chess Turns Out High-Stakes Championships

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The Final Four tournament was a real nail-biter, coming amid controversy over huge salaries and reports of top recruits stolen. Professor Richard Vedder discusses college chess with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Gerry Adams' Arrest Calls Educational Privacy Into Question

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The Sinn Fein Leader was arrested this week for a 1972 murder based on evidence collected by a Boston College project. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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'Slate Plus' Offers Readers Inside Access, For A Fee

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

Concerned about digital advertising revenue, Slate Magazine has started raising money through a paid-membership program. Media correspondent David Folkenflik explains the move to NPR's Scott Simon.

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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.

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European Observers Held By Pro-Russian Force Are Freed In Ukraine

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:18

Seven observers are freed more than a week after they were seized by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kiev's government is putting new military pressure on separatists and taking control of TV towers.

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Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

Sat, 2014-05-03 03:18

There's a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.

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Tech Week: Egg Innovation, Twitter's Future, The FCC's Defense

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:36

This week's technology news included Facebook's new anonymous logins, Twitter's latest earnings, the golden egg innovation and other headlines we don't want you to miss.

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John Boehner Faces A Primary Challenge, But Only Barely

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:35

The House speaker is the overwhelming favorite to win his Republican primary election Tuesday. But one of his foes produced a campaign ad that won't soon be forgotten.

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OSCE Observers Released In Ukraine

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:13

Pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine released the seven OSCE military observers and five Ukrainian assistants who had been held for more than a week.

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Apple Awarded $120 Million In Patent Suit Against Samsung

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:32

Apple had been seeking more than $2 billion in damages. The jury also awarded Samsung $158,400 for Apple's infringement.

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For Apple, A Limited Victory Against Samsung In Infringement Case

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:17

In a case between tech giants Apple and Samsung, a jury has issued a mixed verdict. The decision marks only the latest in an ongoing struggle over patents between the two companies, a struggle that is expected to see its next skirmish at the Supreme Court later this year.

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Superintendent: Reports On N.J. High School Prank Were 'Exaggerated'

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:03

The prank became national news after 62 students were arrested. But custodians did not find urine in the hallways and most of the graffiti was done with water-based markers, a school official said.

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