Morning Cram

Morning Cram
7:52 am
Fri June 7, 2013

The Morning Cram [one for the road edition]

From NPR: Among the many reasons for ongoing riots in Turkey: A recent law restricting the advertising and sale of alcohol. Secular Turks see the new rules as the latest effort by the ruling AK Party to impose religious values on the population.

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Morning Cram
7:48 am
Thu June 6, 2013

The Morning Cram [in-sourcing? edition]

From NPR: The Chinese computer maker Lenovo is trying to boost its brand and U.S. market share as other high-tech firms, including Motorola, plan to manufacture here. North Carolina officials say the plant in Whitsett is a sign of manufacturing's return from overseas.

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Morning Cram
7:55 am
Wed June 5, 2013

The Morning Cram [this little light edition]

From NPR: The assassination of the NAACP field secretary galvanized a growing civil rights movement, the effects of which are still being felt across the South today.

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Morning Cram
7:57 am
Tue June 4, 2013

The Morning Cram [i’ve got a feelin’ edition]

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From NPR: On Spain's Atlantic coast, the city of Santander has installed 12,000 sensors that measure everything from when streetlights need to be dimmed to when trash dumpsters are full — saving millions for cash-strapped public coffers. It's becoming a model for cities worldwide.

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Morning Cram
7:30 am
Mon June 3, 2013

The Morning Cram [keep it secret, keep it safe edition]

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From NPR: Prosecutors say the soldier downloaded thousands of diplomatic cables and war field reports and sent them to the website WikiLeaks. His trial, which begins today, highlights the U.S. government's aggressive campaign to keep secrets.

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Morning Cram
8:04 am
Fri May 31, 2013

The Morning Cram [double or nothin’ edition]

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From NPR: Interest rates on government-backed college loans are set to double July 1 — unless Congress agrees on a fix before then. The president is expected to urge Congress on Friday to block that increase.

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Morning Cram
7:52 am
Thu May 30, 2013

The Morning Cram [oink oink edition]

From NPR: There were questions of whether U.S. regulators would approve the takeover of the iconic American company by China's Shuanghui International. There were also concerns that Shuanghui could ratchet up production to feed the growing demand for meat in China.

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Morning Cram
6:43 am
Wed May 29, 2013

The Morning Cram [if at first you don’t succeed edition]

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From NPR: Voters in the state took the job of drawing district lines out of the hands of legislators and instead created an independent commission. But the resulting maps still sparked legal challenges and charges of a tainted process.

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Morning Cram
7:59 am
Tue May 28, 2013

The Morning Cram [into the wild edition]

From NPR: Twenty-two million Americans served in the military, but the vast majority are from the Vietnam and Korea generations. They're getting older now, and many live in rural, sometimes remote places like Alaska, where reaching the veterans to connect them with their benefits is difficult.

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Morning Cram
8:12 am
Mon May 27, 2013

The Morning Cram [soul food edition]

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From NPR: Bariatric surgery has a good track record in combating the health risks of obesity. But new health exchanges in Mississippi and other Southern states won't pay for it, even though those states have some of the nation's highest rates of obesity.

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