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Energy Deal With Russians Puts Some In Germany On Edge

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

The German government has intervened in a trade deal between a German arms manufacturer and the Russian military.

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U.N. Report: All Sides Committing Atrocities In Syria

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

U.N. investigators are gathering the names of people they suspect of war crimes in Syria. In their latest report, they say all sides in the conflict are committing atrocities against civilians. We hear from Karen Abuzayd, who is with the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria.

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Obama Heads To The Hague For Nuclear Summit

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

President Obama goes to The Hague for a nuclear security summit Monday. Although the crisis in Ukraine is overshadowing the event, there is a packed agenda independent of the tensions with Russia. This is the third time world leaders have met to discuss how to keep nuclear materials out of terrorists' hands.

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When Robots Can Kill, It's Unclear Who Will Be To Blame

Fri, 2014-03-21 01:00

The Pentagon's Defense Department Research Agency — DARPA — is pushing to build a semi-autonomous search and rescue robot. But scientists see obvious dual uses, for war.

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Rat Poison Kills 2, Sickens Dozens At Chinese Kindergarten

Thu, 2014-03-20 21:44

Investigators did not yet know how the children ingested the poison at the school in Yunnan province. It also wasn't clear whether the poisoning was intentional or an accident.

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Taliban Militants Attack Kabul Hotel, Killing 9

Thu, 2014-03-20 21:20

The gunmen apparently entered the Serena hotel and made it through security with pistols in their socks. They were killed in a standoff.

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With New Inquiry, Harry Reid Raises Stakes In Senate-CIA Clash

Thu, 2014-03-20 15:44

The majority leader informed the CIA director that the Senate's chief law enforcement officer would be conducting a "forensic examination" to get answers in the unprecedented dispute.

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'We'll Eradicate Twitter,' Turkey's Prime Minister Vows

Thu, 2014-03-20 15:20

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in a bitter election battle and launched a verbal assault on social media after recordings surfaced that allegedly tie him to corruption.

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With Wind At Its Back, GOP Expands 2014 Senate Map

Thu, 2014-03-20 15:01

Between President Obama's weakened approval ratings, the Affordable Care Act and widespread economic worries, Democrats find themselves on the defensive in the battle for the Senate.

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Gallup: Americans Put The Environment Over Economic Growth Again

Thu, 2014-03-20 14:32

The recession had caused Americans to favor the economy over the environment, but that trend reversed itself in Gallup's latest survey.

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Lawrence Walsh: His Judgment Came Not From Confidence But From Insecurity

Thu, 2014-03-20 13:42

NPR's Nina Totenberg reflects on a man she met more than four decades ago. She learned to respect Walsh's judgement, even when it seemed a little wacky.

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Thrill-Seeking Teen Sneaks To Top Of 1 World Trade Center

Thu, 2014-03-20 13:23

Justin Casquejo, 16, scaled scaffolding, took the elevator and then crept past a sleeping guard before climbing a ladder all the way to the top of the antenna.

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Lawrence Walsh, Who Investigated Iran-Contra Scandal, Dies At 102

Thu, 2014-03-20 13:18

When appointed by President Reagan, everyone thought Walsh, a well-known Republican commodity, would conduct a pro forma investigation. It was anything but.

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It's Faction Against Faction In A Grim Future Chicago

Thu, 2014-03-20 13:00

With Divergent, Hollywood turns to another hit young-adult trilogy for inspiration. Shailene Woodley stars as a 16-year-old searching for her place in a divided dystopian society.

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Rural Appalachia Helps Some Women Save For Retirement

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:26

An experimental program is trying to teach self-employed women the importance of long-term financial security. "You take care of yourself because nobody else is going to," one recruiter says.

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Never Mind Eyesight, Your Nose Knows Much More

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:18

The human nose may be able to distinguish more than a trillion different odors and fragrances, research hints. If true, our noses are much more discerning with smells than our eyes are with color.

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Fred Phelps, Head Of Westboro Baptist Church, Dies

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:00

Fred Phelps, anti-gay activist and patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at age 84. Frank Morris of KCUR reports on the interesting past of one of the most reviled men in America.

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Obama Ratchets Up Sanctions Against Putin's Personal Allies

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:00

The Obama administration is widening the scope of economic sanctions aimed at Russia. The White House hopes to penalize its annexation of Crimea and discourage any further incursion into Ukraine.

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Off Australia, Searchers Find Possible Clues To Airliner Mystery

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:00

Two weeks into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the focus has turned to two large objects in the waters southwest of Australia. Officials believe these might be debris from the aircraft.

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On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:00

Human Rights Watch is urging Senegal to implement a law criminalizing forced begging. People acting as Islamic teachers have been exploiting thousands of young boys.

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