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April 25, 2014
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PRI's The World: 4/24/14 A year ago Thursday, the Rana Plaza garment factory building collapsed in Bangladesh killing more than 1,000 workers. We make the connections between the clothes we wear, and the people who make them for us. Also, the U-2 spy plane is still in service and going strong. But it might not be if the latest Pentagon budget is approved. Plus, cops in Nairobi, Kenya strap on roller skates to chase down criminals.
PRI's The World: 4/23/14 The Obama Administration has made a big deal out of shifting America's focus away from Europe, and toward the Pacific. But as the president begins an Asia tour, it's Ukraine and Russia that are hogging the attention. We'll also have a profile of Russia's answer to Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. And, following the recent deaths of more than a dozen Sherpas on Mount Everest, many Sherpas working at base camp want to cancel the rest of the climbing season.
PRI's The World: 4/22/14 Vice President Joe Biden was in Ukraine on Tuesday where he pledged millions in aid and took a few diplomatic swipes at Russia. Also, on this Earth Day, we check in on a recent report detailing the threats faced by environmental activists across the globe. And 50-years-ago today, the World's Fair opened in Queens, New York. It was a landmark event because it introduced America to the wonder that is the Belgian waffle.
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Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
Climbers descend Everest amid row Climbers are descending from Everest base camp, amid considerable uncertainty over this year's climbing season after a deadly accident killed 16 sherpa guides.
Arrest after Bali plane hijack alert A passenger is detained at Bali airport after apparently attempting to enter an aircraft's cockpit while drunk, sparking a hijack alert.
Bidding adieu to Ladies' Home Journal
...via an earnings call in which the entire editorial staff was fired.
The threat of a football union has the NCAA talking
The NCAA and big-time football colleges have been rethinking the way they treat athletes.
Using data to treat the sickest and most expensive patients
"Super-utilizers" are one of the most pressing healthcare policy questions. And there is a striking lack of research.
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