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A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future
An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."
Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic
A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over."
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have today's last word in business.
Rural Startups, Often Overlooked, Are The Focus Of New Investment Programs
Small-town startups often struggle to attract serious investors. But efforts are under way to help entrepreneurs outside the urban beltway find financing.
Complications During Ariz. Inmate's Execution Reignite Controversy
An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die after receiving a lethal injection Wednesday. Jude Joffe-Block of member station KJZZ reports.
With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan
Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut down Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.
Despite Mideast Turmoil, More French Jews Are Moving To Israel
Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."
With Help From America's Test Kitchen, Why Buy When You Can DIY?
Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America's Test Kitchen's Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you'd guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?
How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy
Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol
Dozens of children have filed complaints saying they were subjected to inhumane treatment at Border Patrol stations. The complaints center on the holding cells, referred to as "freezers" by migrants.