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World
5:56 am
Thu June 19, 2014

United Nations Launches Review Of Peacekeeping Efforts

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 6:50 am

U.N. peacekeepers are in some of the world's most violent places. Linda Wertheimer talks to Herve Ladsous, U.N. under-secretary-general for Peacekeeping Operations about the changing mission.

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4:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

American Apparel Fires Its Controversial CEO

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 6:50 am

Dov Charney was the founder of the sweatshop-free clothing company. He's been forced out amid an investigation into alleged misconduct

NPR Story
4:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Speechwriters Deliberately Use Rhythm To Help Make Their Point

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 6:50 am

President Obama's biggest speeches have a musicality to them. That's not an accident. His speechwriters obsess over rhythm and cadence.

NPR Story
4:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

With Loyal Customers In Mind, Amazon Unveils Fire Phone

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 6:50 am

At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.

NPR Story
4:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

U.S. Program Hopes To Inspire Young Africans To Be Tomorrow's Leaders

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 6:50 am

President Obama is organizing the first of its kind African summit in Washington. In the run-up to that high-level gathering, young African leaders are in the U.S. for a leadership training program.

NPR Story
4:14 am
Thu June 19, 2014

When It Comes To Dating, Some People Have A Type

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 6:50 am

Match.com is partnering with another service to offer facial-recognition technology. It will compare photos of clients' exes with database photos in the hopes of finding faces with similar features.

Asia
6:09 am
Wed June 18, 2014

In Japan, A KitKat Bar May Be A Ticket To Ride

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Got a piece of a Kit Kat bar? In Japan, that could be your ticket to ride. People traveling on the Sanriku Railway there can now use special Kit Kat candy wrappers as train tickets. It's part of a campaign to revive tourism after the tsunami in 2011, which badly damaged the railway's tracks and bridges. In Japan, it's common to give Kit Kats to wish somebody good luck for the next year. It also means a train ride. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Space
5:07 am
Wed June 18, 2014

International Space Station Gets Espresso Machine

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 6:09 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The International Space Station is getting a real coffee maker. Not surprisingly, this first-ever, zero-gravity espresso machine is Italian, developed by the coffee company Lavazza. Up until now, astronauts made do with the instant stuff. The brewer should be there in time for the arrival this fall of Italy's first woman astronaut. She tweeted her excitement - I'll get to operate the first space espresso machine. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Africa
4:20 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Bitter, Incomplete Divorce Blamed For South Sudan's Fighting

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 6:09 am

What happened after Africa's biggest country split in two? Renee Montagne talks to James Copnall about his book, A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce.

Sports
4:17 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Troubles Put Aside, Brazilians Embrace World Cup

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 6:09 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

We now turn to Brazil and the World Cup. Yesterday, the host country played Mexico, and it was a disappointing performance for home-team fans. It was a draw. Neither side scored. Still, Brazilians are feeling more positive about the World Cup. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports from Sao Paulo.

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