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4:33am

Mon April 14, 2014
Around the Nation

Waste Treatment Plant Boasts It's Pefect For Weddings

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 4:51 am

The plant in King County, Wash., is billed as offering beautiful landscape, a dance floor, catering, and space for guests. All at a fifth of the price of competing venues. It promises zero odor.

3:41am

Mon April 14, 2014
Monkey See

Don Draper, The Truth Is: You Lied

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 4:56 am

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has a lot on his mind as the new season of Mad Men gets underway.
Frank Ockenfels AMC

***For Mad Men fans who missed Sunday night's Season 7 premiere, be warned: There are spoilers below.

Don Draper finally told the truth, and it ruined his life.

Perhaps that shouldn't have been such a surprise. Because Don has mostly been a master of the lie — especially in the form of an ad pitch. And he never lost his touch: He suckered everyone last season with one of his best pitches for Hershey's chocolate bars.

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1:59am

Mon April 14, 2014
NPR Story

Ahead Of Midterm Elections, Obama Focuses On Voting Rights

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 4:33 am

President Obama's weekly address dealt with the question of women and equal pay. On Friday, he went to a forum organized by civil rights activist Al Sharpton where he talked about voting rights.

1:59am

Mon April 14, 2014
NPR Story

Ukraine Vows To Reclaim Occupied Towns By Force

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 4:33 am

Tensions are growing between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. The new Ukrainian government has pledged a "very tough" response to those occupying government buildings.

1:59am

Mon April 14, 2014
NPR Story

What Girl Wouldn't Want A KFC Corsage?

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 4:33 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And that brings us to today's last word in business, which is: Kentucky Fried Corsage.

It is prom season and KFC wants to be part of your special night.

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

For just 20 bucks, you can order a KFC corsage that your date won't forget. It looks like most corsages, with baby's breath surrounding a centerpiece. But instead of a pink or yellow rose, there's a fried chicken drumstick.

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