7:57am

Fri March 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Can Mammy Be Rescued From 'Gone With The Wind'?

Hattie McDaniel played Mammy alongside Vivien Leigh's Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:03am

Fri March 28, 2014
The Two-Way

New Lead Shifts Search For Missing Jet 700 Miles North

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 1:45 pm

The new search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is about 1,100 miles west of Perth, Australia. Previous search areas are shaded gray and were about 700 miles to the southwest.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Update at 9:25 a.m. ET. Aircraft Spot "Multiple Objects;" Search Concludes For The Day:

On their first day of searching a new area of the Southern Indian Ocean for any sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, "five aircraft spotted multiple objects of various colors," the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Friday.

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5:18am

Fri March 28, 2014
Latin America

Tijuana's New Breed Of Entrepreneurs Create Technical Businesses

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 10:52 am

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5:15am

Fri March 28, 2014
Business

Ford Investment In Ohio Plants Boosts Midwest Car Manufacturing

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:12 pm

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NPR's business news starts with an engine for job growth.

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INSKEEP: Yeah. That's a joke. But it's also true. Ford Motor Company says it is investing more than half a billion dollars in upgrading an Ohio engine plant. Earlier this month, the company announced it is shifting production of some truck models to the Buckeye State from Mexico. And today, Ford says it will create 300 jobs more in Ohio.

Nick Castele, of member station WCPN, reports.

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3:27am

Fri March 28, 2014
Shots - Health News

Obamacare's National Enrollment Looks OK, But States Matter More

Originally published on Tue April 1, 2014 12:23 am

Maygan Rollins, a field organizer with Enroll America, talked health insurance options with Jerry Correa during a recent campaign in Miami.
Lynne Sladky AP

With this year's deadline to register for individual health insurance just a weekend away, much attention is being lavished on two numbers — the 6 million Americans who have signed up so far, and the percentage of those folks who are (or aren't) young.

But experts say the national numbers actually don't mean very much.

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3:27am

Fri March 28, 2014
The Salt

Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 11:24 am

The 1990s were rife with low-fat packaged snacks, from potato chips to cookies.
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If you want to trace Americans' fear of fat, the place to start is the U.S. Senate, during the steamy days of July 1976.

That's when Sen. George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention to the links between diet and disease.

And what was the urgency? The economy was booming, and many Americans were living high on the hog. A 1954 Capitol Hill restaurant menu offers a glimpse of what lunch looked like then: steak with claret sauce, buttered succotash and pineapple cheesecake. But soon, that prosperity began to cast a dark shadow within the halls of Congress.

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3:26am

Fri March 28, 2014
Planet Money

Comparing Law School Rankings? Read The Fine Print

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:12 pm

When students go to law school, they make a bunch of calculations. A big one is cost: top schools charge more than $50,000 a year, and graduate-student debt is on the rise. Another key calculation: The likelihood of getting a good job after graduation.

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3:25am

Fri March 28, 2014
Parallels

Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:12 pm

Family members huddle at the fence to talk to loved ones living across the border.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Tijuana is itself a creation of the border. The borderline was drawn here in 1848, as the United States completed its conquest of the present-day American Southwest. The border, along with the growth of San Diego and Los Angeles, gave Tijuana a reason to be.

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3:24am

Fri March 28, 2014
The Changing Lives Of Women

IMF's Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:12 pm

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde in Brussels earlier this year. Lagarde says women are underutilized in the global economy.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is among an elite group of people determining how money is saved, spent and invested worldwide.

It's not the first time she's been a "first." Lagarde was France's first female finance minister, and before that, the first woman to chair the global law firm Baker & McKenzie.

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3:23am

Fri March 28, 2014
Movies

This Year, Biblical Films Are Fruitful And Multiplying

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 12:12 pm

The 2014 film Noah has stirred up the ire of some conservative Christians, who accuse the filmmakers of using a story about environmental catastrophe to push a message about climate change and conservation.
Niko Tavernise Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

There's a flood of biblical proportions this year in Hollywood: Noah, starring Russell Crowe, floats into theaters Thursday. It follows Son of God, another Bible-based movie released by 20th Century Fox. And later in 2014, we'll see Exodus, a 3-D epic based on the story of Moses from director Ridley Scott.

Why so many Bible movies in 2014? "It just has to be that God is moving. There's no other explanation for it," says Son of God producer Mark Burnett.

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