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Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:58 am

A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.

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New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:57 am

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

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To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:55 am

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

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15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:51 am

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

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Here's What Putin Didn't Tell Snowden About Russia's Spying

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:22 am

When the NSA leaker asked the Russian leader about his nation's electronic eavesdropping, Putin said there's no "mass system." The Center for Strategic & International Studies says there is.

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Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:07 am

The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.

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Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 10:30 am

The sign outside the tiny reading room at a school for girls refers to the late al-Qaida leader as a martyr. A school spokesman calls the terrorist leader a hero.

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Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 9:30 am

While diplomats have agreed on a plan to reduce tensions, the pro-Russia protesters who have seized government buildings say they aren't bound by that deal.

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Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 8:35 am

The death toll surpasses what had been the single deadliest day on the world's tallest mountain. Officials say all of those killed were Sherpa guides.

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As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:55 am

More than three days after the ferry capsized, nearly 270 of those who were on board remained missing. Most of them are high school students. Cranes will try to lift the ship, which is now submerged.

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Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:40 am

As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.

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Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated

Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:33 am

A mumps outbreak in Ohio has ballooned to 234 cases, even though the community is well-protected against the virus. One scientist explains why this "vaccine failure" occurs.

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