4:32am

Thu March 28, 2013
Asia

Lost Camera In Hawaii Turns Up On Taiwanese Beach

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:18 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Here's a digital fairytale. In 2007, a young woman lost her camera scuba diving off Hawaii. Last week it was found by a China Airlines employee thousands of miles away on a beach in Taiwan. China Airlines offered the owner a free ticket to come pick up the camera. The memory card still has pictures on it. And who was the good fairy in this story? It was Facebook. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:29am

Thu March 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Rules Pistorius Can Leave South Africa

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:36 am

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competing during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Glyn Kirk AFP/Getty Images

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius can travel outside his native South Africa while he awaits trial for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, a judge in Pretoria ruled Thursday.

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4:22am

Thu March 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Taliban Shooting Victim Is Publishing A Memoir: 'I Am Malala'

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 5:25 am

Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai is pictured during her recovery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, about a month after she was shot.
AP

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

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4:19am

Thu March 28, 2013
Around the Nation

Office Lottery Winners Share With Non-Player

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

At a Florida real estate agency, employees pooled their cash to buy Powerball tickets and they won a million bucks. Everyone had chipped in except Jennifer Maldonado. She had just started working there and said she was watching her pennies. But all 12 winners each still gave Jennifer part of their $83,000 share.

Hang on a second - I got to call my colleagues outside the studio. Hey, guys. Guys, would you share your lottery winnings if I didn't pay in?

This is MORNING EDITION.

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4:16am

Thu March 28, 2013
Business

Cheap Natural Gas Pumping New Life Into U.S. Factories

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 2:13 pm

A worker hooks up pipe during natural gas drilling by EnerVest on the Barnett Shale near Fort Worth, Texas, in 2012.
Ron Jenkins MCT /Landov

The millions of Americans who lost factory jobs over the past decade may find this hard to believe, but U.S. manufacturing is coming back to life.

The chest compressions are applied by the pumping of cheap, domestic natural gas.

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4:04am

Thu March 28, 2013
The Two-Way

Banks In Cyprus Reopen As Island's Economy Hits Reboot

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 5:54 am

At a Laiki Bank branch in Nicosia, Cyprus, early Thursday, customers lined up to be among the first allowed in.
Yannis Behrakis Reuters /Landov
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Banks in Cyprus reopened Thursday morning — after two weeks in which they had to keep their doors closed as European leaders worked out a bailout deal for the island's struggling financial sector in a bid to keep its problems from triggering similar crises in other ailing EU nations.

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2:51am

Thu March 28, 2013
Asia

On India's Trains, Seeking Safety In The Women's Compartment

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 5:26 pm

Passengers travel in a train car reserved for woman in Mumbai on March 8. The cars are offered in New Delhi and other places as well. Women say they like the security that the cars offer, but say men's attitudes need to change.
Rajanish Kakade AP

Headlines in India's national newspapers tell the story of the state of women in the country. A sampling of what readers in New Delhi encounter makes for sober reading:

"Woman Alleges Gang Rape In Lawyer's Chamber."

"More Shame: Five Rapes In Two Days."

"Woman Resists Molestation, Shot Dead."

India's media have been zealous about exposing the pervasive sexual violence in the country since the gruesome gang rape and subsequent death of a 23-year-old woman in December ignited an international outcry.

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2:23am

Thu March 28, 2013
NPR Story

Chicago School Closings Widens Gap Between Teachers, City

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

The city of Chicago wants to close dozens of public schools, claiming that money could be better spent. But protests are growing. Hundreds of members of the Chicago Teachers Union and other labor groups rallied yesterday.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Whose schools?

UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: Our schools.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Whose schools?

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2:23am

Thu March 28, 2013
NPR Story

IMF: Gas Prices Don't Reflect True Costs

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

When you're filling up a car with gas, chances are you are not looking at the price per gallon and thinking how low it is. And maybe thinking that the government ought to do something about that and raise prices. But the economic wizards at the International Monetary Fund are recommending exactly that, not just for the U.S. but for the entire world.

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2:23am

Thu March 28, 2013
NPR Story

After 2-Week Closure, Cypriot Banks Reopen

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 6:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer.

In Cyprus today, banks reopened after being closed for nearly two weeks. Customers could see the limits on cash withdrawals last for months, as leaders of the island-nation try to prevent a bank-run. Lots of people there are nervous about an EU bailout agreed to this week. The terms of that deal are a shocking outcome for a country which built its wealth on its banking industry.

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