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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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1:59am

Mon April 14, 2014
NPR Story

Despite Havoc, Syrian War Sparks Hope Among Kurdish Minority

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

With Syria in chaos, minority Kurds there hope they can realize long-standing ambitions for autonomy. Kurds who fled to northern Iraq from Syria will press those demands when they finally go home.

4:37am

Fri April 11, 2014
Around the Nation

Breakup Text Is Evidence In Engagement Ring Lawsuit

A judge in Buffalo, N.Y., ruled a woman can keep her engagement ring after her fiance broke things off with a text. Jokingly or not, the man wrote she could keep the "$50,000 parting ring."

4:04am

Fri April 11, 2014
Around the Nation

When It Comes To Presidential Libraries, Size Matters

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

George W. Bush explained to a crowd gathered at the LBJ presidential library in Austin, Texas, why the libraries are a competitive thing for former presidents.

3:51am

Fri April 11, 2014
Technology

Tech Alternatives To Passwords Could Help Thwart Hackers

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

A bug called Heartbleed has revealed a hole in one of the most popular encryption programs online. Tech professionals are working on other ways to protect your data beside needing a password.

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