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2:19 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Court To Hear Utah's Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case

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

Same-sex marriage in Utah goes before a federal appeals court on Thursday. A three-judge panel will hear Utah's appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

NPR Story
2:19 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Many Millennials Expect To Spend Decades Paying For College

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 6:01 am

When Morning Edition asked millennials what their concerns are, almost two-thirds responded college debt. David Greene talks to three women, who are wading through massive college debts.

NPR Story
2:19 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Why People Exaggerate Religious Behavior

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

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene. Social scientists have learned over the years that they can't always trust what people tell them. Ask about their behavior and some people lie - even to themselves. You have to compare what people say to some measurement of what they actually do. That's what researchers did when looking at religious behavior in three parts of the Muslim world. Our colleague Steve Inskeep discussed this with NPR's Shankar Vedantam.

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Asia
2:19 am
Thu April 10, 2014

2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire

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

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There's also anxiety in Pakistan because it is a country where you can get into big trouble because of what you say. Recently, gunmen there opened fire on a prominent journalist who's a critic of Islamic extremism, killing his driver. Twenty-five journalists have been killed over the last decade. Non-journalists like the young activist Malala Yousafzai have been attacked. NPR's Philip Reeves went to see two young Pakistanis who think they're better off singing about their political views than talking. He sent this postcard from Lahore.

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Around the Nation
5:02 am
Wed April 9, 2014

1969 Birthday Greeting Arrives Decades Late

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Good morning, I'm David Greene with a birthday message that might have grown sweeter with age.

A man residing on East 12th Street in Brooklyn recently received a letter postmarked in 1969. It was addressed to Susan Heifetz, who'd lived at the apartment with her family as a child. The letter wished her a happy 19th birthday. When the man contacted Heifetz, she asked if there was any sign of who it came from. On the back there was a lipstick mark. Her late mother did like to seal letters with a kiss.

Around the Nation
5:02 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Police Dispatcher Listens To Burglary In Progress

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NPR Story
3:40 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Tax Preparers Often Get Returns Wrong

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 5:02 am

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We'll begin NPR's business news with a tax audit.

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GREENE: Tax Day is less than a week away, everyone. And the Government Accountability Office just examined the work of 19 paid tax preparers - 17 got things wrong. Things like, failing to report tips as income or mistakenly applying certain tax credits.

NPR Story
3:40 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Sixth Grade Investors Outdo College Investment Clubs

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 5:02 am

Math classes at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo, N.D., made a number of investments. One of the classes beat out investment clubs at universities including Cornell, Columbia and NYU.

Education
2:10 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Common Core Literary Standards Require Close Reading

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 5:02 am

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NPR Story
1:55 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Senate Panel Considers Nominee To Head Safety Commission

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 5:02 am

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