NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

China Produces Plan To Boost Disappointing Economic Growth

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

China's new package is designed to keep the country on track to reach target growth rates of 7.5 percent for this year.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

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.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

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.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

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.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

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.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

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.

NPR Story
3:51 am
Thu April 3, 2014

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.

Politics
2:40 am
Thu April 3, 2014

NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

President Obama, with Vice President Biden, speaks about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday in the Rose Garden.
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Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 12:04 pm

A new bipartisan NPR poll shows approval numbers rising for Obamacare — which is now slightly more popular than its namesake.

Our survey of likely voters, conducted for Morning Edition by Democrat Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps and Republican Whit Ayres of Resurgent Republic, shows the president's health care law is still unpopular, but it might not be as heavy a millstone for Democrats as expected.

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Paying For College
2:38 am
Thu April 3, 2014

First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

Colleges send each prospective student a letter detailing a financial aid award package — but many families say the letters are difficult to understand.
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Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 9:43 am

Around the country, millions of parents of prospective college freshmen are puzzling over one big question: How will we pay for college?

The first step for many families is reviewing the financial aid award letters they receive from each school. But often those letters can be confusing. Some are filled with acronyms and abbreviations, others lump scholarships and loans together. And because they're often very different, they're also difficult to compare.

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NPR Story
8:54 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

President Obama On Shooting: 'We're Heartbroken'

Originally published on Wed April 2, 2014 10:33 pm

Journalist Kate McGee, of member station KUT in Austin, joins the program from Texas, delivering an update on the Fort Hood shooting and the responses — both from President Obama and Army officials.

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