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NPR Story
1:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Ukraine Vows To Reclaim Occupied Towns By Force

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 4:33 am

Tensions are growing between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. The new Ukrainian government has pledged a "very tough" response to those occupying government buildings.

NPR Story
1:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

What Girl Wouldn't Want A KFC Corsage?

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 4:33 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And that brings us to today's last word in business, which is: Kentucky Fried Corsage.

It is prom season and KFC wants to be part of your special night.

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

For just 20 bucks, you can order a KFC corsage that your date won't forget. It looks like most corsages, with baby's breath surrounding a centerpiece. But instead of a pink or yellow rose, there's a fried chicken drumstick.

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Around the Nation
4:22 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."

Around the Nation
4:04 am
Fri April 11, 2014

When It Comes To Presidential Libraries, Size Matters

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

George W. Bush explained to a crowd gathered at the LBJ presidential library in Austin, Texas, why the libraries are a competitive thing for former presidents.

Technology
3:51 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

Europe
3:11 am
Fri April 11, 2014

A Trip Into Odessa's Rich, Dark History

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

As Ukraine seeks international help to bring Crimea back from Russian control, residents of Odessa watching warily. The historic Black Sea port has been conquered repeatedly throughout history.

Politics
2:20 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.

NPR Story
2:20 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught In Civil War

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

Aid has only trickled into Syria since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for more access to the country. Aid workers say bureaucratic obstacles continue to be a major problem.

NPR Story
2:20 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Amazon Buys Digital Comics Company ComiXology

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

The company makes a mobile app for buying and reading digital comics, including titles from Marvel and DC Comics. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

World
4:13 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Century-Old Message Pulled From Bottle In Baltic Sea

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 4:54 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last month a fisherman on the Baltic Sea near Germany pulled a beer bottle from the water. Inside - a postcard written on May 17, 1913, nearly 101 years ago. If Guinness verifies it, it would be the oldest message in a bottle on record. Sadly, the postcard is mostly illegible, but a German museum was able to make out who wrote it - the son of a baker who was 20 at the time.

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