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Lost Sea Lion Pup Found In California Almond Orchard
The pup was discovered 100 miles from the ocean. It mostly likely swam up the San Joaquin River, hopped out and couldn't find its way back.
Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South
In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.
Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO's Age?
Does having younger managers really mean a company is more innovative? An analysis of innovation at private companies in the United States and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.
Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College
There's a new idea making the rounds in education circles. It's called Pay It Forward. The idea is states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate. But what's the downside?
Geneva Talks Aim To Ease Tensions In Ukraine Crisis
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva to meet with his diplomatic counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They are trying to find a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. The talks come as Ukraine deploys military force against pro-Russian militants in the country's east.
Hundreds Still Missing After South Korean Ferry Capsizes
Strong currents, rain and bad visibility are hampering rescuers in the search for more than 200 passengers still missing after a ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.
The Last Word In Business
David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.
Under Pressure To Cut Costs, Wall Street Banks Downsize
Many banks are reporting their first quarter earnings this week, and the results have been mixed. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup says it will lay off as many as 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.
The Origins Of The Domesticated Chili Pepper
The domesticated chili pepper is the most widely grown spice crop in the world. A team of researchers at the University of California Davis has discovered the origin of that pepper.
Spring Breakers Who Want Snow And Thrills Ski Tuckerman's Ravine
On a clear weekend day, as many as 3,000 people will make the three-mile trek up the side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington to the snowfields, defying steep terrain and the threat of avalanches.