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Around the Nation
5:34 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Calif. Farmers Face Harsh Realities In Drought-Stricken Central Valley

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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Sports
5:23 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Major League Baseball Tries To Be More Welcoming To LGBT Community

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Thu April 9, 2015

California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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Planet Money
5:03 am
Thu April 9, 2015

CEO Describes What It's Like When Investors Bet Against You

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 12:29 pm

The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when some investors are betting on your fall.

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Animals
12:18 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Science Sticks Its Neck Out For Brontosaurus

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:26 pm

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Music News
7:05 am
Wed April 8, 2015

'American Pie' Lyrics Sell At Auction For $1.2 Million

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:20 pm

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DON MCLEAN: (Singing) Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.

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Around the Nation
6:45 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Hungry Sea Lion Steals Man's Fish

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:20 pm

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Sports
5:10 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:20 pm

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Middle East
4:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

What Would A Nuclear Deal With Iran Really Mean?

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:20 pm

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4:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

U.S. Hopes Rift With Venezuela Won't Overshadow Americas Summit

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 3:11 pm

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Before the next election brings his term to an end, President Obama is working to re-establish ties with Cuba.

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NPR Story
4:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative message against both Washington and his fellow Republicans, declaring that "we have come to take our country back."
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:20 pm

Welcome to the 2016 presidential campaign. Republican Rand Paul officially entered the race Tuesday, and was greeted with a TV ad calling him "wrong and dangerous" on Iran. The money behind the ad is secret.

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NPR Story
4:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Deal Provide Fuel For Critics

President Obama is pressing hard for a nuclear agreement with Iran. But critics have cited his remark that Iran's 'breakout' time for acquiring nuclear material for a bomb might be very brief as parts of the deal expire.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 2:08 pm

As President Obama makes his sales pitch for a nuclear deal with Iran, critics have seized on his remark that Iran's "breakout" time for acquiring the nuclear material needed for a bomb could shrink as restrictions ease after about 13 years.

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Sports
7:10 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Rain Dampens Marlins' Opening Day

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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Sports
6:50 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Mitt Romney Does Well In ESPN's Bracket Challenge

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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Africa
5:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Al-Shabab: One Terror Group, Many Brands

Al-Shabab recruits walk down a street on March 5, 2012, in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, following their graduation. The militant group has transformed from being just a Somali group to a regional network in East Africa.
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 5:18 am

A decade ago, al-Qaida in Iraq was beaten down by the U.S. military, only to emerge years later as the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The Islamist group al-Shabab, which killed more than 140 students at a Kenyan university last week, has pulled off a different feat of rebranding.

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Sports
5:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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5:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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Europe
6:47 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Italy Rethinks Its Disdain For Restaurant Doggy Bags

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:43 am

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Around the Nation
6:35 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Animals At Houston Zoo Treated To Easter Egg Hunt

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:43 am

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NPR Story
4:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:43 am

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