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11:41 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Plane Reportedly Had Power For Hours After Disappearance

Malaysia's Minister of Defence and Acting Transport Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein gestures as he answers questions from journalists at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 14, 2014. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 12:16 pm

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet transmitted its locations repeatedly to satellites over the course of five hours after falling off the radar.

Even as news organizations confirm this information, Malaysian officials continue to deny the findings. And with each new piece of information the search area broadens.

NPR’s Frank Langfitt joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with the latest.

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NPR Story
11:41 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Cities And Countries Pitch Themselves At SXSW

Cities and countries are pitching themselves at SXSW as places for tourism and economic development. (Michael Samm)

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 12:16 pm

South by Southwest continues today in Austin, Tex., following yesterday’s tragic hit and run that left two people dead and 23 injured — and left many wondering if the festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors from around the world has become too big and unruly.

As the festival continues to expand, cities and countries have been sending representatives to tout their homegrown musical artists — and do a little self-promotion — with the goal of attracting new business.

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Television
11:06 am
Fri March 14, 2014

NBC Hostage Drama 'Crisis' Takes Viewers On A Rare TV Trip

Lance Gross plays Marcus Finley. Think of him as the show's Jack Bauer.
Vivian Zink NBC

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 1:44 pm

When I slipped in the preview DVD to watch the opening episodes of NBC's new drama series Crisis, which premieres Sunday, I have to admit I wasn't expecting much. Oh, there was some anticipation in seeing Gillian Anderson of The X-Files in a series lead again; but I wasn't sure whether we'd be getting the demand-your-attention actress from such marvelous British imports as Great Expectations and Bleak House, or the underused supporting actress from NBC's Hannibal.

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The Two-Way
10:10 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Two Weeks After Waking Up In Body Bag, Man Dies

Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 12:56 pm

Walter Williams, the 78-year-old man from Mississippi who two weeks ago "came back to life once he was put on an embalming table," has died.

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The Two-Way
10:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Hong Kong Says UBS Tried To Rig Interbank Lending Rate

A directory board of Hong Kong Monetary Authority in Hong Kong. The territory's de facto central bank said evidence shows UBS tried to manipulate the interbank lending rate.
Tyrone Siu Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 11:20 am

UBS, which was fined $1.5 billion in 2012 for what regulators said was "routine and widespread" rigging of the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, has been censured for trying to do the same thing with Hong Kong's benchmark rate between 2006 and 2009.

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The Two-Way
9:31 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Obama Orders Review Of Deportation Practices

President Obama in the East Room of the White House, on Thursday.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 6:31 pm

During a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, President Obama said he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review deportation procedures and see if they can be made more humane.

The AP reports:

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Interviews
9:11 am
Fri March 14, 2014

In Digestion: Mary Roach Explains What Happens To The Food We Eat

Mary Roach is also the author of Stiff, Bonk, Packing for Mars and Spook.
Chris Hardy W.W. Norton & Co.

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 11:06 am

This interview originally aired on March 26, 2013.

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StoryCorps
9:10 am
Fri March 14, 2014

A Man's Death Unites The Women Who Loved Him

Lisa Garzone, 47, and Megan Smith, 25, became friends after grieving the loss of the man they both loved.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Sun March 16, 2014 8:36 pm

Lisa Garzone married John Joyce in 1994. They had four children together, and at one point, says Lisa, they were best friends. But their marriage ended badly.

"John became alcoholic, and things got volatile," she says, "so we had to have him leave."

John wound up living on the streets. "He stopped showing up for visits. I tried to follow where he was, and I knew that he was homeless — that just always worried me. I didn't want him to die on the streets."

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Pop Culture
9:10 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case

In the movie, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is a recent law school grad living in New York when an old flame — Logan Echolls — calls her back to her home town of Neptune, Calif.
Robert Voets Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 2:03 pm

When Rob Thomas created Veronica Mars, his show about a sharp-elbowed girl detective, he had an ulterior motive: He wanted to kill off the reigning queen of teenaged sleuths — one who's been around for more than 80 years.

"Nancy Drew," Thomas says, his soft-spoken affect barely betrayed by a trace of a snarl. "Like, I feel like she had her run."

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Barbershop
9:01 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Obama Between Ferns: Funny Or Flop?

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 9:27 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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#NPRWIT: Women In Tech
9:01 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Melinda Gates Tweets About #NPRWIT Series

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 9:27 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now we'd just like to give you a brief update on our Women in Tech series. All this month we've been talking to women entrepreneurs, innovators, coders and engineers about their work. We've been talking about why women still represent a small fraction of science and tech workers in America and, frankly, around the world. To that end, women innovators from around the world have been sharing about a day in their lives on Twitter using the hashtag #NPRWIT. And women in tech are taking notice.

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Faith Matters
9:01 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Grilled Cactus, Rice Soup, And Other Food For Lent

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 9:27 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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Affordable Care Act
8:30 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Mixed News For Northwest Exchanges As Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Wikimedia

Originally published on Thu March 13, 2014 4:17 pm

You only have until the end of this month to sign up for coverage using one of the new health insurance exchanges.

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World
8:17 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Satellite Signals From Missing Plane Raise Questions

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 8:27 am

Conflicting information raises even more questions about the fate of the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared nearly a week ago with 239 people on board.

News
8:16 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Washington Legislature Adjourns With No Action On Medical Marijuana, Gas Tax

The floor of the Washington Senate on the last night of the 60-day session
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 3:17 pm

The Washington legislature adjourned its 60-day session just before midnight Thursday night.

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