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8:29 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Obama Meets With Tech CEOs About Privacy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right, arrives at the White House for an Oval Office meeting with President Obama on Friday in Washington, DC.
Alex Wong Getty Images

For the second time in recent months, President Obama welcomed a cadre of tech CEOs to the White House to talk about data privacy.

Politico reports:

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The Two-Way
7:57 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Satellites' Scope And The Search For A Plane

Satellite imagery provided to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority of objects that may be possible debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 8:12 pm

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now concentrated in the southern Indian Ocean, with satellite clues bringing aircraft and ships closer to objects that could be the debris from the missing airliner.

But as NPR's Robert Siegel said on All Things Considered Friday, "This is not like finding a needle in a haystack. In this case, the haystack is vast and the needle could be moving."

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Panel Round Two

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

More questions for the panel: The First Pants, A Knapsack for One Nap Stands, Hornythology.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Bluff The Listener

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Our panelists tell three stories about someone standing up for what is right, one of which is true.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Panel Round One

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Those Conservs Are Totes Adorbs.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Who's Carl This Time

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Cosmic Truth, This Crimean Life, Who Wants To Be A Billionaire?

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Not My Job: We Ask Football And Old Spice Star Terry Crews About Cruises

Anderson Group

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Before he was the star of a hilarious series of Old Spice commercials, Terry Crews played for the championship Western Michigan University Broncos in Kalamazoo, where we are taping the show this week. He went on to play in the NFL and have a successful acting career, including roles in Everybody Hates Chris, Idiocracy, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Prediction

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Our panelists predict what will be the next great discovery in our universe.

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7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.

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7:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Limericks

Originally published on Sat March 22, 2014 12:03 pm

Carl reads three news-related limericks: Mr. Right (Foot), The Canine King's Speech, McNuggetsaurus.

It's All Politics
7:16 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Health Law's 4th Birthday Divides Democrats, Unites GOP On Message

As the Affordable Care Act's fourth anniversary approached, Democrats were less unified in their message than Republicans.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 7:49 pm

With the fourth anniversary of President Obama's signing of the Affordable Care Act this weekend, if you were a Democrat boasting about the health law, you were more than likely a party official or lawmaker with a seat so safe you could publicly celebrate the occasion.

Like Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat who in 2012 beat her Republican opponent by nearly 30 points, scheduling an enrollment event at a Chicago community college Saturday and inviting the news media.

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The Two-Way
6:49 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Defense Of 'Whitey' Bulger Has Cost Taxpayers More Than $3 Million

A courtroom sketch of James "Whitey" Bulger (left) and defense attorney J.W. Carney, Jr.
Margaret Small AP

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 7:06 pm

The defense of notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has cost American tax payers a little more than $3 million.

The Boston Globe reports that public defenders made their billing public in a court filing on Friday.

The Globe reports:

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Shots - Health News
6:27 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Insurance Chief Suggests Adding A New, Lower Level Of Health Plan

America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni says she would loosen regulations on which insurance plans comply with the Affordable Care Act by adding a "lower tier" option that could entice healthier people.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 7:26 pm

Rather than letting people keep their old health plans that don't comply with the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the head of the group that represents the nation's health insurance companies is floating an alternative: weakening the requirements.

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The Two-Way
6:14 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Declined: Visa, MasterCard Freeze Out Targeted Russian Banks

A woman holds a portrait of Russia's President Vladimir Putin during celebrations on the main square of the Crimean city of Simferopol after in its official annexation on Friday.
Shamil Zhumatov Reuters/Landov

In what has likely come as a rude shock to some Russians, Visa and MasterCard have stopped processing payments at several of the country's banks as part of U.S. sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

The BBC reports that four banks have been affected, "all of which have links to Russians blacklisted by the U.S."

Russia's RIA Novostri reports:

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Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
6:06 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction

Originally published on Fri March 21, 2014 6:22 pm

A literary agent receives a dangerous manuscript in Chris Pavone's The Accident. It debuts at No. 9.

NPR Story
6:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Sabiduria: Healing Through Art Therapy

After surviving a violent relationship, Carolyn "Mima" Texidor's pain unearthed a hidden talent: painting. In this week's Sabiduría, Mima's healing art as a venue for new and undiscovered artists.

NPR Story
6:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Feeling the Burn

Generally, pain's a bad thing. But sometimes, you want to feel the burn. Latino USA's A.C. Valdez got tips for taking the heat at the annual jalapeño-eating contest in Laredo, Texas.

NPR Story
6:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Breastfeeding While Latina

Leading the pack, more than 80% of Latina mothers breastfeed. Still there are misconceptions. Brenda Salinas talked to Latina moms about the pressure of getting it "right" — whatever that means.

NPR Story
6:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

An Explosion in Harlem

The gas explosion in Spanish Harlem displaced nearly 90 residents. City officials are concerned those undocumented won't seek help in fear of being deported. We talked to some now living in shelters.

NPR Story
6:02 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Latinas and Eating Disorders

About 10% of Americans struggle with eating disorders. But among Latinos, this disease often goes underreported and undiagnosed. And some evidence suggest that Latinos might be more susceptible.

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