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The Two-Way
9:42 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Japan Must Halt Whaling Program In Antarctic, Court Says

Packs of whale meat are seen in a specialty store in Tokyo last week. An international court ruled Monday that Japan must stop issuing permits to hunt whales in the Antarctic.
Shizuo Kambayashi AP

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 1:04 pm

An international court has ordered Japan to revoke whaling permits in the Antarctic and stop granting new ones.

The country's government had argued that hunting whales was part of a research program, but the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan hasn't generated enough scientific research to justify killing hundreds of whales. Critics said the hunts were instead a way to justify commercial hunting.

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The Two-Way
8:49 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Two Koreas Exchange Live Fire, Lob Shells Into Sea

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 1:32 pm

"The two Koreas exchanged artillery fire across the western maritime border on Monday after the North staged a live-fire drill that sent artillery shells into southern waters and prompted the evacuation of South Korean islanders," South Korea's Yonhap News writes.

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Monkey See
8:42 am
Mon March 31, 2014

It's 'Mother' Time: A Show With One Last Chance To Get It Right

Cristin Milioti joined the cast of How I Met Your Mother to play the mother herself in the final season. Josh Radnor has played Ted for nine years. Tonight, they meet.
Ron P. Jaffe CBS

Kids, after nine long years, How I Met Your Mother is finally coming to an end.

That the show has been on this long is still strange to me. I remember when it was consistently almost cancelled in the first few years, and I passed around the early seasons on DVD (remember those?) trying to get my friends as hooked as I was. But here we are, nine years in, and a whole mess of fans are eagerly awaiting the show's conclusion.

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The Two-Way
8:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Only 'Ocean Junk' Found So Far As Search For Jet Continues

One of the objects searchers have spotted floating in the southern Indian Ocean as they look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nothing they've seen so far has been connected to the missing jet.
Jason Reed AP

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 1:19 pm

The state of the now 24-day-old search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane and the 239 people on board can be summed up by these four reports:

-- "Objects sighted at sea on Sunday by an Australian Orion searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been identified as fishing buoys, nets and other ocean junk." (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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Europe
7:41 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Russian City Honors Oscarless Leonardo DiCaprio

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Leonardo DiCaprio's been nominated for four Oscars. He's 0-for-four but he's getting love from a Russian city that knows a thing or two about feeling down and out. Chelyabinsk is a polluted industrial place. Oh, and it was hit by a meteorite last year. A region nearby is known for producing cast iron and cast iron sculptures.

The Two-Way
7:31 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Book News: Stock Market Is 'Rigged,' Author Michael Lewis Says

Michael Lewis' latest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, was released Monday.
Tabitha Soren

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 9:28 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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The Two-Way
7:18 am
Mon March 31, 2014

U.N. Report Raises Climate Change Warning, Points To Opportunities

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's report.
ipcc.ch

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 10:07 am

  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Geoff Brumfiel on the U.N. panel's report

"The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans," and the world is mostly "ill-prepared" for the risks that the sweeping changes present, a new report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
6:52 am
Mon March 31, 2014

'Mind Maps' Exhibit Hacked: A Case Of Guerrilla Curation?

An unexpected addition to the Mind Maps exhibit at London's Science Museum, the result of vandalism.
Courtesy of Phil Loring

Mind Maps: Stories from Psychology is a current exhibit at London's Science Museum. Co-sponsored by the British Psychological Society (BPS), it explores our understanding of the human mind through 250 years of mental health diagnosis and treatment.

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Afghanistan
5:14 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Taliban Warn Afghan Voters Not To Go To The Polls Saturday

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

While the candidates hold huge rallies, the Taliban have been staging suicide attacks. They've targeted election offices and civilian compounds in Kabul in an effort to derail Saturday's election.

Afghanistan
5:12 am
Mon March 31, 2014

With No Karzai On Ballot, Afghans Study Presidential Candidates

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Voters in Afghanistan will elect a new president this weekend. For the first time since America went to war there, President Hamid Karzai will not be on the ballot.

NPR Story
5:05 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Researchers Detail How Climate Change Will Alter Our Lives

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

A United Nations panel has released a report from scientists who are getting a much better understanding of the effects of climate change.

NPR Story
5:05 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Politics In The News: Ukraine And Obamacare

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Monday is the deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. And the U.S. continues to try to find ways to diffuse the crisis between Ukraine and Russia.

NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Ukrainians Open Their Homes To Crimean Refugees

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene.

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Hobart 'Hobie' Alter Introduced Surfing To The Masses

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Hobie Alter, who was considered the Henry Ford of surfboards, has died at age 80. He used foam to make surfboards that traditionally had been created from balsa wood.

NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Apple And Samsung Face Off In Court Again Over Patents

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Each company claims the other one has swiped its patents. This time Apple is going after patents in the Android operating system that run Samsung's Galaxy S3.

NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Japan's Industrial Output Falls 2.3 Percent

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Factories were apparently bracing for the fact that the country's sales tax went up Monday for the first time in 17 years — from 5 percent to 8 percent.

NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Why All Fat Is Not Created Equal

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

All right, that story on that came to us from NPR's Allison Aubrey who joins us in the studio now. And, Allison, Elizabeth, right there at the end sounded very relieved to be eating fat again, a burger.

ALLISON AUBREY, BYLINE: That's right. She did.

GREENE: And, yeah, and I'm wondering does this mean that we can bring back the burgers? Bring back the bacon? Would make me very happy.

AUBREY: Ah-ha. That's what you're looking for here. Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

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NPR Story
5:04 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Legal Action Initiated Over Malaysian Flight's Disappearance

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 7:55 am

A Chicago law firm is taking the first legal action against Malaysian Airlines and Boeing, the maker of the 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean, on behalf of the families of the passengers.

Food
3:29 am
Mon March 31, 2014

In Kitchens Around The World, Comfort Foods Bring Us Together

Hall makes the hors d'oeuvres version of spanakopita.
Meredith Rizzo NPR

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 1:58 pm

There's nothing like a warm, home-cooked meal to bring everyone to the table. And in her new cookbook Carla's Comfort Foods, Chef Carla Hall celebrates the meals that unite us — no matter where we're from.

Hall is one of the hosts of ABC's talk show The Chew and was a finalist on the reality TV show Top Chef. She invited NPR's David Greene over to bake spanakopita — a Greek dish, and just one of the many recipes she loves from around the world.

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