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3:11am

Fri April 11, 2014
Europe

A Trip Into Odessa's Rich, Dark History

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

As Ukraine seeks international help to bring Crimea back from Russian control, residents of Odessa watching warily. The historic Black Sea port has been conquered repeatedly throughout history.

2:12am

Fri April 11, 2014
Politics

Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius To Step Down

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

The move comes about 6 months after the disastrous roll out of the health insurance website. It was eventually fixed, but not before delivering a severe blow to the president's approval ratings.

2:12am

Fri April 11, 2014
NPR Story

Groups Disagree Over How To Aid Syrians Caught In Civil War

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

Aid has only trickled into Syria since the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling for more access to the country. Aid workers say bureaucratic obstacles continue to be a major problem.

2:12am

Fri April 11, 2014
NPR Story

Amazon Buys Digital Comics Company ComiXology

Originally published on Fri April 11, 2014 4:37 am

The company makes a mobile app for buying and reading digital comics, including titles from Marvel and DC Comics. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

4:54am

Thu April 10, 2014
Music News

Yusuf Islam To Perform At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 8:33 am

Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, churned out hits in the 1970s before leaving pop music after a conversion to Islam. He's among this year's inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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