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Businesses Help Guide Workers Down Path To Citizenship

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Silicon Valley companies have launched a drive to provide citizenship services on-site to employees holding green cards. The belief is that such employees become more valuable workers.

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Putin Moves Foward With Plans To Annex Crimea

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Host David Greene speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner about Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval of a draft treaty to annex Crimea.

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South Africans Engrossed By Pistorius Trial

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Host Renee Montagne talks to Erin Conway-Smith, southern Africa editor for GlobalPost, about the murder trial of Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius.

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In Ukraine, Sen. Durbin Says U.S. Is Ready To Provide Nonlethal Aid

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois about his recent trip to Ukraine and U.S. options for dealing with the crisis in the wake of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.

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How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

In the decades following World War II, many American families had a lot of help paying for a college education. But in the 1970s, inflation spiked and public policies began to change.

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Calif. Fight Over Concealed Weapons Could Head To High Court

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

A federal court has thrown out a policy in San Diego that placed tight restrictions on who can carry concealed weapons in public. As other courts consider such rules, the Supreme Court could weigh in.

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Despite Setbacks, Bipartisan Support Remains For Colorado Exchange

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

Colorado spent years and millions of dollars creating its own health insurance marketplace. While enrollment hasn't met expectations, the backers of the exchange still support it.

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Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

In the 1980s, NASA engineer Robert Farquhar came up with a sly plan to divert the ISEE-3 satellite from its original path to visit a comet instead. Now Farquhar has another big plan for his "baby."

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After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates UK Divorce

Tue, 2014-03-18 01:00

For the first time, Scots will be able to vote on whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom or strike out on their own. So far, polls suggest most favor unity over independence.

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Suicide Bomber Kills 15 Near Checkpoint In Northern Afghanistan

Mon, 2014-03-17 22:26

Officials said the bomber was approaching a market in Faryab province when he detonated explosives hidden in a rickshaw. It was the latest attack in the countdown to the presidential election April 5.

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Obamacare Enrollment Surges Past 5 Million

Mon, 2014-03-17 16:53

The deadline to sign up for health care through the federal exchanges is March 31. The Congressional Budget Office had projected 6 million would sign up by that date.

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GOP's Health Law Alternative Could Be Messy As Obamacare

Mon, 2014-03-17 16:22

The Republicans' proposals for an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, judging from the few details available, could threaten some of the health law's most popular features.

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards Is Running For Congress

Mon, 2014-03-17 15:26

Edwards is looking for a political comeback about three years after he was released from prison. He was convicted of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion.

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Sept. 11 Conspirator: Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Had No Military Role

Mon, 2014-03-17 14:26

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, self-described mastermind of the 2001 attacks, submitted a statement on behalf of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is on trial in Manhattan.

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Interior Secretary: 1 Percent Of Wildfires Take 30 Percent Of Funds

Mon, 2014-03-17 14:26

Western lawmakers and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urge changes to the way America pays to fight wildfires, starting with preserving money that's meant for fire prevention.

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Big Drop In Colon Cancer Fuels Push To Get More People Screened

Mon, 2014-03-17 14:19

Screening for colon cancer actually prevents the disease, but one-third of people over 50 have never been screened. A new campaign hopes to get 80 percent of eligible people screened by 2018.

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Third Person Dies After Being Rammed By Car At SXSW

Mon, 2014-03-17 13:49

Sandy Le had been in critical condition with head injuries. Authorities have already charged 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens with one count of capital murder.

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One Year After Party 'Autopsy,' GOP Touts Progress

Mon, 2014-03-17 13:29

A year after the release of a Republican Party report on what went wrong in 2012, party leaders say they have better data collection and outreach. Immigration reform, however, remains a thorny issue.

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Army General Pleads Guilty To Adultery; Other Charges Dropped

Mon, 2014-03-17 12:57

Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a deal with the government.

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With Google's Robot-Buying Binge, A Hat Tip To The Future

Mon, 2014-03-17 12:28

The price and difficulty of building robots has fallen, and Google has scooped a half-dozen robotics firms. It's a safe bet that bots will be an increasing part of our workplaces and daily lives.

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