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5:58am

Fri April 4, 2014
Around the Nation

Stenographer Doesn't Hide His Feelings About His Job

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 7:22 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Anybody who's seen a trial knows a stenographer takes down the proceedings. The New York Post reports one stenographer hated his job. And we have a record of this because he wrote it down. Instead of taking down trial testimony, he typed over and over: I hate my job. I hate my job.

(SOUNDBITE OF TYPING)

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5:04am

Fri April 4, 2014
Afghanistan

2 AP Journalists Shot By Afghan Police, 1 Dies

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 7:22 am

The AP reports Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed. Reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded. The two were in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's election.

4:39am

Fri April 4, 2014
Sports

Chicago Celebrates A Century Of Baseball At Wrigley Field

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 7:22 am

The view inside Wrigley Field during a 1959 Cubs game. The stadium was built in 1914 and celebrates its centennial this year.
AP

When the first pitch is thrown between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, it will mark the start of the 100th professional baseball season at iconic Wrigley Field.

The ball park on Chicago's North Side, known as the Friendly Confines, opened as the home of the Chicago Federals 100 years ago this month.

The Cubs moved there two years later, and in all that time the Cubs have never won a World Series. There hasn't even been a World Series game played at Wrigley since the end of World War II.

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3:59am

Fri April 4, 2014
NPR Story

David Letterman To Retire From CBS In 2015

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 7:22 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

David Letterman says he will retire next year. He'll leave "The Late Show" as the longest-serving late night host in network television history, even longer than Johnny Carson when you add up Letterman's time at CBS and NBC before that. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Letterman reshaped late night TV and succeeded as an edgy outsider more interested in making fun of show business than participating in it.

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3:59am

Fri April 4, 2014
Planet Money

New Web Addresses Provide Alternatives To Crowded Domains

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 7:22 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

On a Friday it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

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3:59am

Fri April 4, 2014
NPR Story

Arcane Chinese Holiday Honors Integrity Before Personal Gain

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 7:22 am

Cold Food Day in China commemorates a hermit who 2,600 years ago refused wealth and power. His ruler tried to smoke him out of his mountain hideout, but ended up burning him to a death.

6:32am

Thu April 3, 2014
Around the Nation

Good Manners Pay Off For Pizza Delivery Man

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

A pizza delivery man in Oregon received a 23 cents tip on a $22 check. He accepted it graciously. The next day he got a thank you note from the bad tippers and a $20 bill.

6:16am

Thu April 3, 2014
Around the Nation

Maryland Poised To Outlaw Vaportini

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

The state legislature voted to ban the device that heats up a sphere of alcohol, and then you inhale the vapors. Doctors say this is not proven safe.

6:07am

Thu April 3, 2014
Business

Women Defy Hollywood's Conventional Wisdom

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

A new study shows that films featuring prominent female characters profit more than those that don't.

3:51am

Thu April 3, 2014
NPR Story

Chemical Spill In W. Va. Tests Tolerance For Big Coal

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 9:27 am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Evan Osnos about his New Yorker piece in which he explores how the coal industry has become a political player in the state, and what that could mean for future regulation.

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3:51am

Thu April 3, 2014
NPR Story

4 Dead, Including Shooter, At Army's Fort Hood

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

A soldier who was undergoing assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder opened fire on Wednesday at the base. Four people are dead including the shooter, who killed himself.

3:51am

Thu April 3, 2014
NPR Story

In Ann Arbor, Obama Gathers Support For Minimum Wage Hike

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

The Senate could vote on a minimum wage bill as soon as next week. But it is hard to imagine the Republican-controlled House will take it up.

3:51am

Thu April 3, 2014
NPR Story

ATF Works To Slow Flow Of U.S. Weapons Across Border

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

Most of the guns in Mexico come from north of the border. The U.S. has taken steps aimed at slowing gun smugglers, especially since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scandal.

3:51am

Thu April 3, 2014
NPR Story

Democrats: Benghazi Probes Are Wasteful, Politically Motivated

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

Citing millions of dollars spent already, Democrats argue politics is not a good reason to spend millions more investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya more than a year ago.

3:51am

Thu April 3, 2014
NPR Story

Breakfast Waffle Wars Heat Up

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:53 am

Taco Bell last week announced its Waffle Taco. Not to be outdone, White Castle is adding Waffle Sandwiches to its breakfast line. Fast food breakfast is a $50 billion market.

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