Asia
6:36 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Sad Panda In China Gets Her Own Play Area

Si Jia got depressed after her only companion moved to another zoo. The staff at the Yunnan Safari Park in southwest China built her a swing and parallel bars. She may get a real friend soon.

Europe
6:14 am
Wed April 16, 2014

News Out Of Ukraine Raises More Questions Than Answers

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 6:48 am

There are reports Wednesday morning of several Ukrainian tanks on the move in some eastern cities — flying Russian flags.

NPR Story
5:08 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Tremendously Gratifying To Win 2 Pulitzers, 'Post' Editor Says

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 6:20 am

After years of circulation declines and painful staffing cuts, this year's two Pulitzer Prizes are especially sweet. David Greene talks to Marty Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post.

NPR Story
5:08 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 6:15 am

David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.

NPR Story
5:08 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Minority Tartars Consider Pragmatic Approach To Crimea Annexation

People in the newly annexed territory of Crimea are trying to figure out how to deal with their new status as part of Russia, rather than Ukraine. Tatars were vocal in their opposition to the Russian takeover of Crimea. That's because they remember their history of maltreatment under the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

NPR Story
5:08 am
Wed April 16, 2014

NYPD To Disband Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 5:26 am

The Demographics Unit was trying to root out terrorist threats, but never produced a usable lead. Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Matt Apuzzo, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the unit.

NPR Story
5:08 am
Wed April 16, 2014

NBA's Regular Season Ends Wednesday, NHL Playoffs Begin

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 5:24 am

The National Hockey League playoffs start Wednesday night, and the National Basketball Association playoffs begin Saturday. We run down the post-season picture for both sports.

Sweetness And Light
3:44 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Despite Everything, Tiger Will Always Be No. 1

Frank Deford says there'll never be another Tiger Woods of any sport.
Karim Sahib AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 5:08 am

Most famously, Babe Ruth has been credited with saving baseball after the Black Sox scandal. Riding on the wave of the women's movement, Billie Jean King more or less created women's professional tennis. And Muhammad Ali kept boxing alive for its last hurrah.

But really, especially over a sustained period of time, has any one athlete ever mattered so much to a sport as Tiger Woods to men's golf?

Anyone? Ever?

Click on the audio link above to hear Deford's take on the issue.

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Science
3:43 am
Wed April 16, 2014

T Rex To Reveal Itself At The Smithsonian

Pat Leiggi, right, of the Museum of the Rockies, prepares to move a leg bone of the T rex at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. on April 15.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 6:15 am

This week, scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will start unpacking some rare and precious cargo. It's something the Smithsonian has never had before — a nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

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Paying For College
3:41 am
Wed April 16, 2014

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 6:15 am

Paying for college presents a tremendous hurdle to many families, from wading through paperwork and navigating financial aid to understanding the long-term implications of college debt.

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