Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service
April 18, 2014

The giant retailer will 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.

Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car
April 18, 2014

A 72-year-old man thought the deal he got on a car was too good to be true so he looked up its rightful owner. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it.


Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant
April 18, 2014

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

Many Sunken Ferry Victims Believed To Be Trapped Below Deck
By Anthony Kuhn

April 18, 2014

The rescue and recovery mission is continuing off the southern coast of South Korea after a ferry capsized earlier this week. More than 200 people are missing. Bad weather is hampering the efforts.


Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center
April 18, 2014

David Greene talks to Weekend All Things Considered host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
By Juan Forero

April 18, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.


Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Infamous Iraqi Prison
April 18, 2014

Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred.

Plunge In Circulation Forces Changes At Japanese Magazine
April 18, 2014

Wonderful Wife was a top seller when more women stayed at home and took care of the kids. Now that more women stay on the job, the publisher replaced it with a magazine aimed at working mothers.


'Leftover Women' Blamed For China's Surplus Of Unmarried Men
April 18, 2014

Kelly McEvers talks to sociologist Leta Hong Fincher about her new book, Leftover Women. It's about the resurgence of social and economic discrimination against women in China.

IPO Market Shows Signs Of Strain
By Jim Zarroli

April 18, 2014

High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial has put off its IPO indefinitely. The move caps a rough week in the IPO market. Ten companies made their debut this week and all 10 received rough receptions.


Ukraine Dominates Putin's Yearly Call-In TV Show
By Corey Flintoff

April 18, 2014

President Putin was asked whether Russia planned to invade Ukraine. Putin said he hoped he didn't have to, but reserved the right to do so if he felt he needed to protect Russian interests there.

Immigrants Feel Like Targets As Deportations Increase
By Kelly McEvers

April 18, 2014

Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.


Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates
By Tamara Keith

April 18, 2014

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.

Deal To Ease Ukraine Crisis Delays New Sanctions On Russia
By Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

April 18, 2014

The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth
By NPR Staff

April 18, 2014

In her memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy and reflects on hard-won political lessons.

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Tatiana Maslany On Looking Herself In The Eye
By Linda Holmes

April 18, 2014

The Orphan Black actress talks with Morning Edition about the return of her BBC America series. On the show, she plays multiple roles, and advanced technology helps her pull it off.

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Born With HIV, Building A Future
By NPR Staff

April 18, 2014

In high school, Cristina Peña was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.

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Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province
By Alice Fordham

April 18, 2014

Fed up with what they say is years of discrimination by the Shiite-led government, ordinary Sunnis have joined Islamist fighters. There are echoes of past conflicts, with a few important distinctions.

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Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'
By NPR Staff

April 18, 2014

Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move
By Jacob Goldstein

April 17, 2014

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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