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A Chronicle Of Phony Tech Gadgets

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Engadget, the technology web site, has a regular feature called Keepin' It Real Fake, charting the world's most notable tech rip-offs. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Engadget editor Michael Gorman.

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Inside The Barely Legal World Of Designer Drugs

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Designer drugs are altered at the molecular level to mimic illegal drugs, while staying inside the law. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Mike Power about how these drugs are made and sold.

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Crimeans Vote In Secession Referendum

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

Crimea votes on a referendum that would set the stage for secession from Ukraine. Correspondent Gregory Warner joins NPR's Rachel Martin to describe the atmosphere Simferopol.

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Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room

Sun, 2014-03-16 04:00

NPR's Laura Sydell is afraid of heights, so when she got a first-person view from atop a castle, the experience was dizzying. Is Oculus Rift, the headset she was using, the future of entertainment?

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David Brenner Dies; The Comedian Was 78

Sun, 2014-03-16 03:58

When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."

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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

Sun, 2014-03-16 01:13

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.

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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

Sun, 2014-03-16 01:13

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.

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Crimeans Vote On Splitting From Ukraine To Join Russia

Sat, 2014-03-15 22:53

Voters are expected to favor secession. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the voters' decision, but annexation could trigger tough sanctions.

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Working Without Pay A Reality For Much Of Greece's Labor Force

Sat, 2014-03-15 12:00

Nikos Aivatzidis hasn't been paid since 2012 because his employer is in a dispute with the debt-ridden government. But he's afraid that if he stops working, he'll lose decades' worth of severance pay.

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When Loved Ones Go Missing, Ambiguity Can Hold Grief Captive

Sat, 2014-03-15 11:59

As families of those on the missing jetliner struggle to get answers, one grief counselor says moving forward requires accepting the unknown. But right now, she says, they're in survival mode.

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Did The Malaysian Airliner Land? Here Are Possible Runways

Sat, 2014-03-15 11:02

Experts say it isn't likely to have landed. But with the mystery persisting, a look for runways that could have received flight MH370 finds more than 600 candidates.

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What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

Sat, 2014-03-15 10:54

Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.

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Senate-CIA Clash Goes Behind Closed Doors

Sat, 2014-03-15 09:22

The dust is still settling on Capitol Hill after California Democrat Dianne Feinstein fired a verbal bazooka at the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, and the fight is far from over.

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Tiny Italian Town Thumbs Its Nose At Lenten Abstinence

Sat, 2014-03-15 08:54

The town of Poggio Mirteto celebrates its independence from papal rule with a Freedom Festival. But the hamlet is still religious, and some residents wish the revelers would just go away.

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Russia Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution On Crimea

Sat, 2014-03-15 08:04

The resolution would declare Sunday's referendum on leaving Ukraine invalid. Meanwhile, Ukrainian official say Russian troops took over an area outside of Crimea Saturday.

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Gay Couples Entitled To Equal Family Health Coverage, Fed Says

Sat, 2014-03-15 07:56

Insurers must give spouses in same-sex marriages identical coverage offered to those in traditional marriages, the government says. The rule applies to all married couples, no matter where they live.

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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket

Sat, 2014-03-15 07:05

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

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Why You Won't Win Warren Buffet's Billion-Dollar Bracket

Sat, 2014-03-15 07:05

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.

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Indian Court Stays Death Penalty For Two In Rape Case

Sat, 2014-03-15 06:51

Four men were sentenced to death in September for a crime that sparked shock, anger and intense debate over how India handles violence against women.

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Afghans Don't Need Help Securing Country, Karzai Says

Sat, 2014-03-15 06:15

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan says that more than a decade of warfare was imposed on his country by the U.S. conflict with the Taliban.

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