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Why The Democrats' Koch Brothers Fixation?

Mon, 2014-03-24 15:09

Democrats are painting Republican senatorial candidates as stalking horses for the billionaire Koch brothers. Republicans say Democrats are desperate.

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Girl Scout Sells Record 18,107 Boxes, Says She Can Move Samoa

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:38

Katie Francis, a sixth-grader in Oklahoma City, had some sweet success and the old record apparently crumbled. One of her secrets: "Ask everybody that I see" to buy a box.

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Senate Poised To Approve Ukraine Aid, Russian Sanctions Bill

Mon, 2014-03-24 14:11

On Monday, the measure overcame a procedural hurdle in the Senate, signaling the body was ready to move forward. The House will take up a similar measure on Tuesday.

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Ebola Breaks Out In West Africa For The First Time

Mon, 2014-03-24 13:30

A deadly form of Ebola has killed 59 people in Guinea. Early reports suggested the disease had spread to other neighboring countries. But none of the more far-flung cases have been confirmed.

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Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading

Mon, 2014-03-24 13:07

Venezuela placed controls on its currency as it rapidly lost its value. But that only made matters worse. Now it is rolling out a new system in hopes of stabilizing its weak currency.

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Indiana Becomes First State To Back Out Of Common Core

Mon, 2014-03-24 13:03

Forty-five states have adopted the set of standards governing grade-school education. The standards have unleashed political fights that blur party lines.

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Putin's Out Of The Club For Now: G-8 Is Back To Being The G-7

Mon, 2014-03-24 13:00

President Obama and other leaders of the world's biggest industrialized nations say they're not going to summit with Russia in June.

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Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:13

Asian carp are not just a problem for the Great Lakes region. Fish processors in Kentucky are finding novel ways to dispose of them — including sending them to China, where they are prized as food.

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Madoff Aides Found Guilty For Role In Massive Ponzi Scheme

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Five of Bernie Madoff's former employees were found guilty of helping him fleece investors of $17 billion. They were convicted on charges of securities fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion.

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Oil Spill Disrupts A Waterway Thick With Barges And Birds

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, Texas, over the weekend. The spill disrupted shipping and threatens wildlife in the area, and the containment effort has begun.

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Venezuelan Attorney General Opens Probes Into Excessive Violence

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Venezuela's top state prosecutor has accused security forces of excess in their response to protests. As John Otis reports, the prosecutor announced investigations into alleged human rights abuses.

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Caution And Concern Prevail In Days Following Washington Landslide

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Officials in Washington say they've received 108 reports of people missing in the region hit by a recent landslide. But they say that is a "soft number" and rescue efforts continue.

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Indiana Cuts The Core Without Telling Teachers What Comes Next

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Indiana became the first state to adopt, then repeal, the Common Core State Standards. As Elle Moxley of WFIU reports, the repeal has left some teachers scratching their heads.

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Crimea Casts Long Shadow In Amsterdam, Where G7 Leaders Meet

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

A major nuclear summit in the Netherlands is convening more than 50 world leaders, including President Obama. The meeting allows European and U.S. leaders to discuss a concerted response to Russia.

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Missing Jet May Be Thought Lost At Sea, But The Search Carries On

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

The Malaysian prime minister announced that the missing airliner was likely lost in the Indian Ocean. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel discusses how this was determined and where the search will go from here.

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News Of Flight 370's Suspected End Is Met With Relatives' Despair

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Malaysia's prime minister concluded that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," setting off howls of grief and anger among passengers' families. The search continues for debris that would confirm the flight crashed.

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Does Google Glass Distract Drivers? The Debate Is On

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Google Glass is a lightweight frame that sits on the nose with a tiny computer built into the lens. Before it even hits stores, lawmakers in several states want to ban it on the roads.

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When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:43

A child's activity level may be linked to how active busy moms are. Researchers in the United Kingdom say just small changes in how mothers engage with their children can get both parties moving.

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5 Ex-Madoff Aides Found Guilty Of Conspiracy, Securities Fraud

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:16

The former employees of Bernard Madoff's securities firm were accused of enriching themselves by helping the now imprisoned financier carry out a Ponzi scheme.

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Unidentified Remains To Be In Repository At Sept. 11 Museum

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:16

Thousands of remains will be coming to "the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site" this year, officials say. Family members will have a private seating area. The public will not have access.

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