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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

Sun, 2014-04-13 11:12

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.

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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

Sun, 2014-04-13 11:06

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.

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Early Afghan Election Results Set Candidates Posturing

Sun, 2014-04-13 08:51

Though the sample of results released Sunday is based on less than 7 percent of the total vote, analysts say a runoff is likely.

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In Jordan Spieth, Golf World Looks For Its Next Tiger — Again

Sun, 2014-04-13 07:51

Even Tiger Woods didn't make the cut at the Masters when he was 20, but Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead with Bubba Watson at 5 under par going into Sunday's final round.

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Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled In Colorado

Sun, 2014-04-13 07:38

You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.

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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

Sun, 2014-04-13 07:32

Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.

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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

Sun, 2014-04-13 06:20

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.

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Climate Change Adjustments Must Be Fast And Major, U.N. Panel Says

Sun, 2014-04-13 05:40

Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.

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'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes

Sun, 2014-04-13 05:24

Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.

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New Claims Of Poison Gas Attack In Syria

Sun, 2014-04-13 05:24

Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons.

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Pope Francis Poses For Selfies With Crowd At St. Peter's

Sun, 2014-04-13 04:43

After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile — and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.

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Ukraine Says An Officer Died In Battle With Pro-Russian Forces

Sun, 2014-04-13 04:05

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.

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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.

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Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.

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Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.

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Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.

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Armed Pro-Russian Men Hold Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

In Ukraine, special forces are trying to take back the city of Slovyansk from encroaching pro-Russian militants. Correspondent Ari Shapiro gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.

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Ukrainian Minister: Security Officer Killed, 5 Wounded In Gunfight

Sun, 2014-04-13 01:51

Ukraine's interior minister says one security officer has been killed and five others have been wounded in a gunfight with pro-Russian militia.

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My Journey From Homeless Drug Addict To Magna Cum Laude

Sun, 2014-04-13 01:09

"I went after my recovery like I did my drugs and found I was able to accomplish anything I truly wanted," says Daney Hill, who now works with addicted and imprisoned mothers.

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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