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Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

NPR Top Stories - 1 hour 45 min ago

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

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Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 9 min ago

The boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

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Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

NPR Books - 2 hours 51 min ago

Also: The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize was announced; Richard H. Hoggart, key witness in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover, has died.

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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 15 min ago

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.

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Mitterrand's Taste For 'Intrigue' And Contradiction

NPR Books - 3 hours 45 min ago

Philip Short's new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.

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Three Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 3 min ago

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital run by a U.S.-based Christian group. Two victims were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.

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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 9 min ago

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 10 min ago

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 11 min ago

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 11 min ago

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

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Obama: New Sanctions Against Russia Are 'Teed Up'

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 59 min ago

While on a visit to Japan, President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

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Ex-Blue Angels Leader Investigated For Inappropriate Work Climate

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 40 min ago

The Navy released some details of a complaint filed with its inspector general against Capt. Gregory McWherter, who was relieved of duty as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.

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South Korea Ferry Toll Hits 159 As Relatives Wait

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 9:50pm

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago. The death toll neared 160 and more than 140 are still missing.

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Nepal Officials Go To Everest To Try To End Crisis

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 9:42pm

Nepalese tourism officials traveled to the base camp at Mount Everest Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

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Apple Increases Stock Buyback, To Split Stock

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 9:34pm

Apple is giving more of its cash to shareholders and will split its stock for the first time in 9 years. It's attempting to charm investors fretting over slow sales growth and the pace of innovation.

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FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 8:03pm

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.

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WATCH: Young Baseball Fan Learns About The Pain Of Defeat

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 4:53pm

The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks, teaching a boy a hard lesson on losing.

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Reports: FCC Poised For About-Face On Net Neutrality

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 2:51pm

According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.

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Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 2:19pm

On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.

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Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

NPR Top Stories - April 23, 2014 - 1:31pm

Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.

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