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NPR Story
3:36 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Apple Expected To Buy Beats Electronics

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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NPR's business news starts with iPhones and headphones.

Apple is set to buy Beats Electronics for more than $3 billion. That's according to a report in the Financial Times. Beats is a headphone maker founded by hip-hop star Dr. Dre and the producer Jimmy Iovine.

Politics
3:36 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Debate Endures Over Tax Exempt Status Of Crossroads GPS

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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Tomorrow marks a year since the IRS admitted it have given excessive scrutiny to Tea Party and right-leaning patriot groups that wanted tax exempt status. Since then, the tax agency has been battered by firings, resignations, lawsuits and investigations. It's also been a tough year for the biggest group known to have been under that scrutiny by the IRS, the social welfare organization Crossroads GPS. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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NPR Story
3:11 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Why Has China Become More Aggressive Toward Vietnam?

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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The writer Robert Kaplan wrote a book about the South China Sea. He calls it "Asia's Cauldron." And we talked about why it would be that China could slowly claim seascapes there using oil rigs, water canons and ship collisions. I wonder if part of the Chinese thinking in a situation like that might simply be you know you don't want a war with China, 'cause we're a lot bigger than you, and therefore we can do everything short of war to push you around because we think we have rights here. Is that possibly what the Chinese are thinking?

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NPR Story
3:11 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Tensions Heat Up In South China Sea Between China, Vietnam

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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On a Friday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. Let's look more closely now at the competition for control of the South China Sea. That's a strategic body of water surrounded by growing Asian nations like the Philippines, Vietnam and of course, China. Many nations have made overlapping claims for that sea and the resources beneath it. Since several nations are U.S. allies, it's a conflict in which the United States has a big interest.

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NPR Story
3:11 am
Fri May 9, 2014

This Week Is Screen-Free Week,

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 1:26 pm

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And that brings us to today's last word in business - screen-free.

Maybe you read something about this on your phone, or saw a story on television. This week has been Screen-Free Week. Kids and parents around the world made pledges to stop using TVs, tablets, computers or video games - for a while.

The notion is to get kids to spend more time being physically active, playing outside or reading. Kids under 18 spend an average of seven hours and 38 minutes on media devices each day - which concerns pediatrician Michael Rich.

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Africa
5:58 am
Thu May 8, 2014

U.S. Team To Assist Nigeria In Locating Kidnapped School Girls

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. Let's talk through what the United States may be able to do in searching for kidnapped girls in Nigeria. The U.S. has promised assistance, Nigerian officials have now accepted. This would involve the United State more overtly than before in fighting Boko Haram, the extremist group that says it took the girls.

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Around the Nation
5:34 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Calif. Boy Enjoys Homemade Roller Coaster

Originally published on Thu May 8, 2014 5:58 am

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Around the Nation
5:34 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Businessman Buys 'Born To Run' Draft

Originally published on Thu May 8, 2014 5:58 am

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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep, with a rough draft of Bruce Springsteen, a single sheet of paper with the original version of the lyrics to "Born to Run." It includes random references to rebels, but no mention of Wendy, the girl he falls in love with.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BORN TO RUN")

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: (Singing) Wendy wrap me in, I wanna be your friend...

Asia
5:46 am
Wed May 7, 2014

At A Japanese Cafe You're By Yourself But Not Alone

Originally published on Wed May 7, 2014 6:47 am

At the Moomin Cafe in Tokyo, customers can be seated at a table opposite a giant stuffed animal. If eating alone makes you feel conspicuous, sitting with a giant stuffed animal my not be the solution.

Around the Nation
5:46 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Detectives Accused Of Breaking Into Bradenton City Hall

Originally published on Wed May 7, 2014 6:47 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Two Florida police detectives needed to use the bathroom, so they went to the Bradenton City Hall. The City Hall was locked. Naturally, the police detectives broke in with a screwdriver. Having broken in, they didn't lock up, leaving City Hall unsecured for the weekend. One officer has left the department, the other faces a hearing. They could have used the police headquarters bathroom in the same building, but they considered that nasty.

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