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Around the Nation
3:16 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Finding A More Nuanced View Of Poverty's 'Black Hole'

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 10:04 am

Ask Anne Valdez what poverty means for her, and her answer will describe much more than a simple lack of money.

"It's like being stuck in a black hole," says Valdez, 47, who is unemployed and trying to raise a teenage son in Coney Island, New York City. "Poverty is like literally being held back from enjoying life, almost to the point of not being able to breathe."

For years, researchers have complained that the way the government measures income and poverty is severely flawed, that it provides an incomplete — and even distorted — view.

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Ryan's Budget Plan Takes Midterm Elections Into Consideration

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 10:04 am

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And I'm David Greene. Elsewhere on the program today we heard of President Obama's push to raise the minimum wage. Maybe it will become law; maybe it won't. Either way, Democrats believe it helps them in this election year. Now let's hear about Republicans.

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Ranch Dressing Is The Cream Of The Crop

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 10:04 am

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Our last word in business today: Dip it.

That's what millions of Americans are doing with ranch dressing. A new report says it is the salad topping of choice in cafeterias and restaurants in the United States. Its sales and shipments are doubled that of the number two dressing: blue cheese.

We are using ranch on salads, on broccoli, baked potatoes, chicken wings, even pizza.

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Concerns Linger For N.C. Residents After Coal Ash Spill

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 10:04 am

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A federal criminal investigation is focusing on Duke Energy and a North Carolina state environmental agency. A couple of months ago, as you may recall, a storm water pipe ruptured and poured as much as 39,000 tons of potentially toxic carbon byproduct into the Dan River in North Carolina.

North Carolina Public Radio's Jeff Tiberii reports.

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Around the Nation
5:23 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Michigan Firefighter Safely Evacuates Snake

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Around the Nation
4:40 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Car Rolls Off Valet Parking Deck Into Gulf Of Mexico

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 5:23 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

If you've ever done valet parking, you may have wondered just where they parked your car. At casino in Fort Meyers Beach, Florida there's no doubt. A valet took charge of a $23,000 vehicle and maybe forgot to put it in park. In any case, the car rolled right off a dock, into the Gulf of Mexico. Channel 2 showed images of the car sinking in a slow and dignified manner.

On the upside, the casino did pay for the car, in full.

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NWPR Books
4:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Post Arab Spring, Where Do Islamist Parties Stand?

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 5:23 am

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Here's a more immediate issue. Egypt says it will hold presidential elections in May. The likely winner is General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He led the military coup last summer which overthrew the elected government.

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Research News
4:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Methane-Producing Microbes Caused 'The Great Dying'

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 5:23 am

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And I'm David Greene. Good morning. The biggest extinction the Earth has ever seen took place 250 million years ago and it remains something of a mystery. Scientists suspected giant volcanoes or perhaps an asteroid caused it, but NPR's Christopher Joyce has seen new research suggesting the cause might not have been so cataclysmic - maybe something much more subtle.

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NPR Story
2:16 am
Tue April 1, 2014

MGM Announces New 'Pink Panther' Is In The Works

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 5:23 am

The movie studio on Monday said the new Pink Panther flick would be part live-action part animated-hybrid.

NPR Story
2:16 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Despite Action, Gov. Christie Warns Again Of Pension Crisis

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 5:23 am

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Bad planning plus a tough economy left many states struggling to pay retirement and health benefits to public workers. New Jersey was behind on its payments for years before Governor Chris Christie pushed public pension reform in 2011. Now the governor is calling for another round of reform, saying the system is still broken. Here's Jessica Gould of member station WNYC.

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