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Latin America
5:02 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Preview: Steve Inskeep Travels U.S.-Mexico Border

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 1:59 pm

Steve Inskeep has begun a journey along the U.S.-Mexico border — from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. NPR reporters are also pursuing stories of people, goods and culture crossing the border. Over the next two weeks, the team will be sharing impressions at NPR's On The Road blog as it prepares stories to broadcast on Morning Edition and other NPR programs in late March.

World
5:02 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Zello App Gains Popularity With World's Protesters

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 9:17 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

From Caracas to Kiev, protesters are organizing with the help of a social media tool called Zello. The walkie-talkie-like app allows smartphone users to send short voice messages from person to person or to a small group of people. And one key factor that's making Zello the go-to app among protesters, anonymity, something they don't get from Facebook or Twitter.

BILL MOORE: We've had multiple requests from authorities for information. And one way to solve it, in fact the way we solve is we just don't, we don't retain information.

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Around the Nation
7:06 am
Tue March 4, 2014

What's Your Travoltified Name?

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 8:04 am

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Around the Nation
6:40 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Minnesota Farmer Builds 50-Foot Snowman

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 8:04 am

Greg Novak calls his snowman Granddaddy. It took him five weeks and hundreds of hours to construct.

NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Syria Falls Behind Destroying Its Chemical Weapons

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 8:04 am

Linda Wertheimer gets a progress report on Syria's disposal of chemical weapons from Amy Smithson, an expert at the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies.

NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Russia Maintains Grip On Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 1:57 pm

As Russia strengthens its military control over Crimea, what options and obligations do the U.S. and its NATO allies have to protect Ukraine? David Greene talks to retired Adm. James Stavridis.

NPR Story
5:02 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Sarah Dooley Releases Debut Album 'Stupid Things'

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 9:35 am

Dooley became a campus celebrity as an undergraduate at Columbia University. She won over Internet critics with a comedy Web series. She combines sweetness and irony in some irreverent lyrics.

Food
8:10 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Donut Shop Opens At YMCA But Can't Sell Its Bread And Butter

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 11:11 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene. The YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts has a new food offering. Honey Dew Donuts has been cleared to open one of their stores there. Just one restriction: No donuts, because the Y is focused on health and fitness. A spokeswoman says the donut shop's signature item is banned. Salads, fruit cups, smoothies are allowed, so are Honey Dew's low-fat muffins, which actually have more sugar and calories than the donuts. So take that to the treadmill.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards
7:49 am
Mon March 3, 2014

John Travolta Messes Up 'Let It Go' Singer's Name

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 11:11 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Seems bad boy Danny Zuko still doesn't do his homework. The star of "Grease" had a walk-on last night in the Oscars. John Travolta introduced Idina Menzel, calling her wickedly talented. She starred in "Wicked" on Broadway. But it quickly became clear he'd never heard of her. He introduced her as Adele Dazim. The song Ms. Menzel sang, from "Frozen," won the Oscar, anyway.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

NPR Story
5:17 am
Mon March 3, 2014

France Mourns Filmmaker Alain Resnais

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 11:11 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The prolific French filmmaker Alain Resnais died over the weekend, at the age of 91. Resnais' films captured international awards for over seven decades. And as NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports, he was making movies up until the very end.

ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: Alain Resnais cemented his reputation as a filmmaker with the 1959 classic, "Hiroshima, Mon Amour," made with author Marguerite Duras as scriptwriter.

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NPR Story
5:17 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Elizabeth Kolbert: 'When Mom Takes The SATs'

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 11:11 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Standardized tests: a good or bad thing? Some argue the tests remain a useful tool in the college admissions process. Others contend tests do not predict future success or failure for college students. Elizabeth Kolbert recently took the test as a grownup and wrote about the experience for The New Yorker.

Good Morning.

ELIZABETH KOLBERT: Good Morning.

WERTHEIMER: So what did you learn?

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NPR Story
5:17 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Conversations About Slavery Inspired By '12 Years A Slave'

Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 11:11 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning.

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Around the Nation
6:42 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Police Not Amused By Leashed Tiger Out For A Walk

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 7:27 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

OK, stop me if you've heard this one before. A man walks into a bar with a tiger. People swear that's what happened at Uncle Richie's in the Chicago suburb of Lockport this week. Sure, the tiger was little and on a leash but, according to, WBBN TV, police didn't think a tiger out for an evening walk was very funny at all. The owner is facing misdemeanor charges. He runs a place called the Big Run Wolf Ranch where he keeps mountain lions, tigers and wolves, oh my.

NPR Story
5:21 am
Fri February 28, 2014

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

A hunk of salt from the underground nuclear waste dump in Carlsbad, New Mexico. A piece of salt is believed to have fallen from a cavern ceiling and crushed drums of waste.
Meg Vogel/NPR

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 1:21 pm

There's never a good week for nuclear waste, but this week has been a particularly bad one. Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico have disclosed that 13 employees inhaled radioactive material after a major accident earlier this month.

While there's no risk to the public and the exposed workers did not need immediate medical treatment, the incident is shaping up to be a major setback for the nation's only dedicated nuclear waste dump.

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NPR Story
5:21 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Action Hero Liam Neeson Stars In 'Non-Stop'

Originally published on Fri February 28, 2014 7:27 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now any day of the week is a good time to watch Liam Neeson play an action hero. He famously chased down bad guys and blew things up in the movie "Taken" and its sequel a few years back. Los Angeles Times and MORNING EDITION film critic Kenneth Turan has this review of "Non-Stop," Neeson's latest action flick.

KENNETH TURAN: "Non-Stop" is a crisp, efficient thriller that benefits from the intangibles Liam Neeson brings to a role.

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