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Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History

Thu, 2014-04-24 08:34

The City of Chester, which sank in 1888 after colliding with the liner Oceanic, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship's Chinese crew failed to assist stoked racial hatred.

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Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move

Thu, 2014-04-24 07:54

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.

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Tweet Suits: Social Media And The Law

Thu, 2014-04-24 07:13

In this age of social media, is every negative experience a possible class action?

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Lawyers Use High Court Petition To Highlight Prosecutorial Misconduct

Thu, 2014-04-24 07:05

A computer support technician convicted of possessing ricin to use as a weapon wants the Supreme Court to hear his appeal. He says prosecutors denied him due process by failing to disclose evidence.

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Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change

Thu, 2014-04-24 06:50

A standoff over sovereignty of an island chain that Japan calls Senkaku and China calls Diaoyu has been a source of deep tension between the two countries in recent years.

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Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

Thu, 2014-04-24 06:31

Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.

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Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

Thu, 2014-04-24 06:11

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.

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British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

Thu, 2014-04-24 05:53

At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, made compared with female workers on the same pay scale.

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Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

Thu, 2014-04-24 05:03

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

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Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

Thu, 2014-04-24 04:39

The 15-year-old boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

Thu, 2014-04-24 03:33

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.

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Three Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

Thu, 2014-04-24 02:45

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire. One victim was a doctor from Chicago. The other two were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.

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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Wed, 2014-04-23 23:39

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

Wed, 2014-04-23 23:38

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Wed, 2014-04-23 23:37

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

Wed, 2014-04-23 23:37

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

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Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

Wed, 2014-04-23 22:49

While on a visit to Japan, President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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Ex-Blue Angels Leader Investigated For Inappropriate Work Climate

Wed, 2014-04-23 22:08

The Navy released some details of a complaint filed with its inspector general against Capt. Gregory McWherter, who was relieved of duty as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.

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South Korea Ferry Toll Hits 159 As Relatives Wait

Wed, 2014-04-23 21:50

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago. The death toll neared 160 and more than 140 are still missing.

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Nepal Officials Go To Everest To Try To End Crisis

Wed, 2014-04-23 21:42

Nepalese tourism officials traveled to the base camp at Mount Everest Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

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