8:08am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Former British Prime Minister Thatcher Dies

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 12:12 pm

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1981. She died Monday, at the age of 87.
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Margaret Thatcher, who as British prime minister in the 1980s became known as the "Iron Lady" for her tough economic policies, her partnership with President Reagan in standing up to communism and the short war with Argentina over the Falklands, has died.

Her spokesman, Lord Bell, tells the British Press Association that Baroness Thatcher died Monday following a stroke. She was 87.

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7:42am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Record

The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 2:26 pm

The Wu-Tang Clan. Clockwise from left: Ol' Dirty Bastard, the GZA, the RZA, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. Center, from left, Method Man and U-God.
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7:39am

Mon April 8, 2013
Animals

African Leopard Tortoise Cashew Was Never Stolen

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:09 am

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7:39am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Blocked Or Breaking Through? Mixed Signals On Gun Bills

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 8:05 am

This AR-15 style weapon was on display in March at the 7th annual Border Security Expo in Phoenix, Ariz. It's among the type of weapons that advocates of new gun laws want to see banned.
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If this is President Obama's "make-or-break week on guns," as Politico declares, then it starts with considerable confusion about where things stand regarding the likelihood of passing new gun control laws.

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7:32am

Mon April 8, 2013
Business

Target Apologizes For Poor Choice Of Words

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Target has apologized for a poor choice of words. Susan Clemens was looking at a gray dress on the company's website, when she noticed how the color was described. Regular sizes were dark heather gray. Plus sizes - in the exact, same color - became manatee gray.

Manatees are walrus-like animals. They're also known as sea cows. Clemens tweeted her disgust, and it went viral. The company says from now on, they're just going to go with gray.

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7:29am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Chile Prepares To Exhume Pablo Neruda's Remains

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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:04am

Mon April 8, 2013
The Two-Way

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 11:28 am

Do not enter: Barriers, including spikes, at the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the Gyeonggi province, South Korea.
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  • Louisa Lim, reporting on the NPR Newscast

Monday's developments on the Korean Peninsula, where tensions have been running even higher than usual in recent weeks:

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5:01am

Mon April 8, 2013
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:09 am

Lilly Pulitzer married into the famous Pulitzer media family but her own fame came from her line of screaming pink, lime and fluorescent yellow shift dresses.

5:01am

Mon April 8, 2013
NPR Story

Foreign Service Officer Died Doing What She Loved

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:09 am

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Over the weekend in Afghanistan, a suicide bomber took the life of five Americans. They were on a mission to deliver books to an Afghan school. They were military personnel, a Defense Department civilian, and the first State Department Foreign Service officer to be killed in Afghanistan.

She was 25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff. NPR's Sean Carberry, in Kabul, sent this remembrance.

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5:01am

Mon April 8, 2013
NPR Story

Religious Tensions Escalate In Egypt Amid Violence

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 10:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Steve Inskeep is reporting from Venezuela this week as that nation holds a presidential election. I'm David Greene in Washington. Over the weekend, Egypt suffered the worse religious violence it has seen since President Mohamed Morsi came to power last year. At least six people were killed, including five Coptic Christians. More than 80 others were wounded.

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