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Obama And Al Sharpton: An Odd Couple Who Make Political Sense

Thu, 2014-04-10 15:38

For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.

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Sebelius, Leader Of Rocky Health Care Rollout, Resigns From HHS

Thu, 2014-04-10 15:09

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned from her position as secretary of health and human services. President Obama accepted her resignation, and he plans to nominate Sylvia Matthews Burwell to replace her.

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Judges Appear Divided In Case On Utah's Gay Marriage Ban

Thu, 2014-04-10 14:53

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case prompted by last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Is Resigning

Thu, 2014-04-10 14:48

Sebelius is resigning after a five-year term that will no doubt be remembered for the calamitous implementation of Obamacare.

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German Fears About U.S. Spying Could Hurt Trade Deal

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:38

In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.

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Stephen Colbert: The End Of One Joke, The Start Of Many More

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:33

Eric Deggans looks at the move by Stephen Colbert from the show he does in character on Comedy Central to CBS late night.

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Ryan Budget Vote Produces 'Win' For Both Parties

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:09

Democrats made lots of speeches about the horrors of the GOP's Ryan budget. Republicans made lots of speeches about its wonders. The actual effect on public policy? None.

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What's A Breath Of Fresh Air Worth? In China, About $860

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:06

A Beijing artist who collected a jar of air from Provence, France, sold it at auction "to question China's foul air and express dissatisfaction."

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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:59

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.

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For Albuquerque PD, A Searing Rebuke From Justice Department

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:56

The Albuquerque Police Department has engaged in excessive force and unreasonable deadly force, according to a civil rights investigation by the Department of Justice.

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God Save The Queen — And Donetsk, Too?

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:40

The eastern Ukrainian city is caught in a tug of war between Kiev and Moscow. A tongue-in-cheek campaign is presenting a third option: annexation by Britain. After all, a Welshman founded it in 1884

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Utah Gay Marriage Gets Hearing In Appeals Court

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

Same-sex marriage went before an appeals court in Utah on Thursday. It's the first federal appellate court to hear a marriage case after the 2013 marriage equality decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee was in the courtroom for the hearing.

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Egyptian Journalist Trial Is Long On Jail Time — But Short On Proof

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo about the ongoing trial of Al-Jazeera journalists. The journalists have now been in jail for more than 100 days.

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Colbert Plans To Take Up The Late Night Mic For CBS

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

CBS announced that comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as a late night host on the network. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced his retirement last week.

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Out Of Delhi, A Potential Sea Change For India Election

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

Thursday's a milestone day in India's long election, as 11 states and territories vote on seats in the lower house of parliament. The ruling Congress Party is suffering under anti-incumbent sentiment.

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Austin Hosts Presidents Past And Present To Honor Civil Rights

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

President Obama is in Austin, Texas, honoring the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He's one of four U.S. presidents to appear at a civil rights summit this week.

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Budget Bomb-Throwing Resumes With Party Line Vote

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

The House voted Thursday to approve the budget introduced by Paul Ryan. It was passed on a party line vote. NPR's Tamara Keith joins the program to talk politics and policy.

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A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

The slogan is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else). But some wonder whether it's time to retire it.

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Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:08

The boom has brought unexpected prosperity — and many new problems — to Cotulla. It's in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale area, which has quickly become the nation's No. 2 oil-producing region.

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GM To Take $1.3 Billion Charge Linked To Recall

Thu, 2014-04-10 12:01

The announcement comes on the same day that the automaker said it was suspending two engineers linked to the ignition switch defect that triggered the recall.

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