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Around the Nation
4:21 am
Tue February 25, 2014

S.C. Man Tries To Use A Trillion Bill To Pay Restaurant Check

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 5:06 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Latin America
2:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Brazil, EU Agree To Huge Underwater Cable Project

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 5:06 am

Workers will lay cable across the Atlantic to guarantee the neutrality of the Internet and shield Brazil from U.S. surveillance.

Environment
2:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Colorado Becomes First State To Restrict Methane Emissions

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 5:06 am

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas from oil and gas production. The rules require companies to find and repair equipment leaks. The rules also will reduce air pollution that contributes to smog.

Europe
2:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Political Crisis Deepens Ukraine's Dire Economic Conditions

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 5:06 am

As Ukraine steadies itself, a first order of business is to fix its economy. Renee Montagne talks to Simon Johnson, former chief economist for the IMF, who is now a professor at MIT.

Contract Still To Be Ratified
4:26 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Back In Class: Medford Teachers Return From Strike

Medford's Washington Elementary School.
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Striking Medford school teachers returned to their classrooms on Monday, the first day back after a two-week strike.

The teachers' union and the district reached a tentative contract agreement Friday night.  Teachers struck on February 6th over a variety of issues involving pay, benefits, and working conditions.

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Around the Nation
4:34 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Warehouse Worker Fired Over Stuck Vending Machine Snack

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. We've all been there. Go to the vending machine, insert coins, and watch helplessly as your Twixt bar gets just to the tipping point and then stuck.

Sports
4:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

TV Replay Confuses Daytona 500 Watchers

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 8:24 am

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday's Daytona 500. But during a rain delay, Fox Sports showed a replay of the 2013 race won by Jimmie Johnson. Thousands of fans took to Twitter to congratulate Johnson.

Movie Reviews
3:55 am
Mon February 24, 2014

'Child's Pose' Feels 'Terrifyingly Authentic'

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 4:34 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film will be handed out in a couple weeks. And though Romania's "Child's Pose" is not one of the finalists, film critic Kenneth Turan says its as good as any of them.

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Environment
2:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Steyer: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Get Canada Better Oil Price

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 4:34 am

David Greene talks to billionaire financier and liberal activist Tom Steyer about his position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Environment
2:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 4:34 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. So in the words of that political scientist in Peter's piece, wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. When he sat down to speak with us he said his goal is to use his money to limit carbon emissions.

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