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NPR Story
2:03 am
Mon April 21, 2014

'Transcendence': Latest Sci-Fi Movie About Artificial Intelligence

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 5:25 am

Transcendence is an ambitious and provocative film about the perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that is intriguingly balanced between being a warning and a celebration.

NPR Story
2:03 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Dominated By 1 Point Of View, Late-Night TV Needs New Voices

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 4:53 am

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert stops by the CBS Late Show to greet the man he'll replace next year, David Letterman. It also spotlights a reality in late-night TV --almost every host is a white man.

NPR Story
2:03 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Army's Updated Rules On Hair Styles Tangle With Race

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 4:53 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And the Army has new rules on the dress and appearance of soldiers. The rules clamp down on tattoos, mohawks, long fingernails, dental ornamentation. So, diamond-studded teeth not allowed.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The Army is also banning some hairstyles popular among African-American women. The stated goal here is professionalism, but some soldiers and even members of the Congressional Black Caucus are upset, and they are urging the Obama administration to take a second look at the rules.

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NPR Story
2:03 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Powdered Alcohol Approved By The Feds

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 4:53 am

Palchohol is powdered alcohol — just mix with water to create an instant cocktail. The creators of Palcohol pitched their idea as a solution to the soaring price of alcohol.

Business
8:10 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with wiring from Wal-Mart.

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MONTAGNE: The giant retailer is taking another step into banking. The company says it's launching a money transfer service next week. It'll 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. Western Union and MoneyGram's stock both dropped on the news. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
4:21 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers with the story of not one, but two, good Samaritans in Boonville, Indiana. A Chrysler belonging to Derk West was stolen last week. The thief then sold the car to a 72-year-old man for 300 bucks. That buyer started feeling like the deal was too good to be true.

So he looked up the car's rightful owner, Mr. West, gave him a call. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Politics
3:36 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Well, the tabloids have been reporting it for years but now it is official: Chelsea Clinton is actually pregnant this time. New York magazine proclaimed that America's version of a royal baby is on the way. Chelsea's parents, Bill and Hillary, sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he is excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather-to-be. And, of course, now speculation on the 2064 presidential race can begin.

NPR Story
2:09 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Many Sunken Ferry Victims Believed To Be Trapped Below Deck

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Kelly McEvers.

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NPR Story
2:09 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

America has learned a lot about fighting wars over the past decade. And you can see how they apply the lessons learned at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in Southern California. The military still holds old-style war games there, with tanks and planes. But the war scenarios also reflect the recent challenges faced in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

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NPR Story
2:09 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

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KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

If you think about the country of Columbia, you might think about turmoil - drug trafficking and violence - but a native son countered those notions with dream-like, whimsical storytelling. Nobel Prize-winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez died yesterday at the age of 87. Juan Forero visited his hometown.

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