8:21am

Fri April 26, 2013
NPR Story

Studying Earth To Learn About Mars

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow.

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8:21am

Fri April 26, 2013
NPR Story

The Bird That Struts Its Stuff

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IRA FLATOW, HOST:

Up next, it's our Video Pick of The Week. And here with me, as always, is our managing editor and correspondent for video, Flora Litchman. Hi, Flora.

FLORA LITCHMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Ira.

FLATOW: You went on a...

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FLATOW: You went on a local expedition for us.

LITCHMAN: I love Salt Lake City.

FLATOW: Yeah.

LITCHMAN: I just want to...

FLATOW: They love you, it sounds like. Tell us about your expedition.

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8:15am

Fri April 26, 2013
The Two-Way

South Korean Workers To Leave Industrial Zone In North

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 11:44 am

South Korean soldiers stand beside barricades as cars drive on the road leading to North Korea's Kaesong industrial complex on Friday.
Jung Yeon-je AFP/Getty Images

South Korea has ordered the withdrawal of its workers from a jointly run industrial zone in North Korea, in a further sign of how relations have gone from bad to worse between the two countries in recent weeks.

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8:06am

Fri April 26, 2013
Economy

U.S. Economic Growth Regained Speed In First Quarter

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 4:59 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Accelerating economic growth is at the top of NPR's business news.

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INSKEEP: U.S. economic growth regained speed in the first quarter of this year, although not as much as economists had hoped. The Gross Domestic Product grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent. Consumer spending is up and home construction rose, but government spending fell and tax increases, as well as federal budget cuts, are expected to slow economic growth later in the year. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:25am

Fri April 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Rescuers Still Hope For Survivors In Bangladesh Collapse

Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 8:20 am

Bangladeshi volunteers and rescue workers at the site of the factory on Friday.
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Rescue workers are still hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that has killed more than 300 people and left hundreds missing.

Meanwhile, angry relatives of the missing have clashed with police, blaming authorities for the catastrophe at Rana Plaza in Savar, an industrial suburb of the capital, Dhaka.

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