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Democrats made lots of speeches about the horrors of the GOP's Ryan budget. Republicans made lots of speeches about its wonders. The actual effect on public policy? None.
April 10, 2014
A Beijing artist who collected a jar of air from Provence, France, sold it at auction "to question China's foul air and express dissatisfaction."
April 10, 2014
The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.
April 10, 2014
The Albuquerque Police Department has engaged in excessive force and unreasonable deadly force, according to a civil rights investigation by the Department of Justice.
April 10, 2014
The eastern Ukrainian city is caught in a tug-of-war between Kiev and Moscow. A tongue-in-cheek campaign is presenting a third option: annexation by Britain. After all, a Welshman founded it in 1884
April 10, 2014
Same-sex marriage went before an appeals court in Utah on Thursday. It's the first federal appellate court to hear a marriage case after the 2013 marriage equality decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee was in the courtroom for the hearing.
April 10, 2014
Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo about the ongoing trial of Al-Jazeera journalists. The journalists have now been in jail for more than 100 days.
April 10, 2014
CBS announced that comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as a late night host on the network. Letterman, who turns 67 on Saturday, announced his retirement last week.
April 10, 2014
Thursday's a milestone day in India's long election, as 11 states and territories vote on seats in the lower house of parliament. The ruling Congress Party is suffering under anti-incumbent sentiment.
April 10, 2014
President Obama is in Austin, Texas, honoring the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He's one of four U.S. presidents to appear at a civil rights summit this week.
April 10, 2014
The House voted Thursday to approve the budget introduced by Paul Ryan. It was passed on a party line vote. NPR's Tamara Keith joins the program to talk politics and policy.
April 10, 2014
The slogan is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else). But some wonder whether it's time to retire it.
April 10, 2014
The boom has brought unexpected prosperity — and many new problems — to Cotulla. It's in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale area, which has quickly become the nation's No. 2 oil-producing region.
April 10, 2014
The announcement comes on the same day that the automaker said it was suspending two engineers linked to the ignition switch defect that triggered the recall.
April 10, 2014
Rwanda is a hot country and people love dairy products. But the culture discourages public displays of need, including hunger. The women running the lone ice cream shop are trying to change that.
April 10, 2014
Researchers ignited a debate three years ago when they changed a deadly flu virus so that it could spread between people. Only five mutations are needed to turn the virus into a pandemic threat.
April 10, 2014
In a speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Obama remembered Lyndon Johnson as complex man who seized a moment and became a giant of American history.
April 10, 2014
By electrically stimulating the lower spine in men with paraplegia, researchers were able to get them to initiate movement. The big challenge is how to achieve coordinated motor control.
April 10, 2014
A television network was conducting a live interview with a woman about Rio's rampant street crime when a robber brazenly ripped a gold chain from the woman's neck.
April 10, 2014
The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.
April 10, 2014

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