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Congressmen Are Bullish On The Borderlands

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

The U.S.-Mexico border isn't just about immigration. Local politicians in El Paso, Texas, say their city is misunderstood. Being located across the river from Mexico is part of their potential.

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Michelle Obama Convenes 'First Wives Club' In China

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

Michelle Obama is making an official visit to China — but it's not supposed to be political. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with writer Evan Osnos in Beijing about the geo-politics of her vacation.

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The Lingering Legacy Of The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondents Jeff Brady and Debbie Elliott about the accident and the lessons learned.

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Some Crimeans Dread The Switch To Russian Rule

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

In Crimea, everything from the time zone to the currency is changing under Russian rule. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with resident Maxim Kornilov about his decision to leave the country.

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Pope Names Former Victim To Sex Abuse Panel

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

Pope Francis has named a woman who was molested as a child by a priest to be part of a panel to help the Church address the sexual abuse of minors.

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Ukraine Crisis Expected To Dominate Obama's Europe Trip

Sun, 2014-03-23 04:00

President Obama leaves for a four-nation trip Sunday night. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about what's on the president's travel agenda.

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Satellite Spots More Potential Debris, But Still No Sure Sign Of Plane

Sun, 2014-03-23 03:43

A French satellite spotted objects of interest near the spot where authorities think Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing. Expeditions for similar objects have come up empty.

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Don't Birth That Baby In A Tub, Doctors Say, But Midwives Disagree

Sun, 2014-03-23 01:20

Women can give birth in water at a growing number of hospitals, but the nation's pediatricians and obstetricians say there's not enough proof that it's safe. Midwives say it's safe for many women.

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Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Sun, 2014-03-23 01:19

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Sun, 2014-03-23 01:19

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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Washington Mudslide Kills 3; Searchers Seek Survivors

Sat, 2014-03-22 21:53

Rescue crews searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in that killed at least three, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help.

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Galveston Bay Oil Spill Threatens Bird Migration

Sat, 2014-03-22 20:32

A barge hauling thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

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Dayton Sends No. 3 Seed Syracuse Home Early In NCAA Tourney

Sat, 2014-03-22 17:46

In a nail-biting final minute of Saturday's game, no. 11 seed Dayton put away the no. 3 seed Syracuse 55-53.

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Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:57

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

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Same-Sex Marriages Back On Hold In Michigan

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:16

A federal appeals court issued a temporary stay Saturday on an earlier ruling that had lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the state.

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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:09

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.

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Pope Includes Victim Among Members Of Commission On Sex Abuse

Sat, 2014-03-22 11:59

Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

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Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women

Sat, 2014-03-22 10:44

The former president joins NPR to talk about his new book, the state of human trafficking and whether religion can be a conduit for lasting change around gender.

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Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant's Servers

Sat, 2014-03-22 10:35

Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.

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Why The Exxon Valdez Spill Was A Eureka Moment For Science

Sat, 2014-03-22 10:03

In the aftermath of the 1989 oil spill off the Alaskan coast, scientists expected the worst damage to be short-lived. Instead, the spill shattered conventional wisdom about oil's affect on wildlife.

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