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5:59 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Tape Of Hobby Lobby Case Shows Justices' Gender Differences

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 9:27 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court jumped into the Affordable Care Act controversy again. At issue is whether for-profit corporations citing religious objections can refuse to include contraception coverage in a basic health care plan. Joining us in our studio is NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, who was at the argument. Nina, thanks so much for being with us.

NINA TOTENBERG, BYLINE: My pleasure.

SIMON: Let's begin with just the facts, ma'am, if we could.

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Europe
5:59 am
Sat March 29, 2014

McCain: Sanctions Are Not Enough Against Putin

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 9:27 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. President Vladimir Putin of Russia made a surprising phone call to President Obama last night about the situation in Ukraine. Meanwhile though, thousands of Russian troops amass along the Ukrainian border. President Obama suggested in an interview with CBS that Russia might have what he ominously called additional plans. Today, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said again that Russia has no intention of sending its armed forces into Ukraine.

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Business
5:59 am
Sat March 29, 2014

GM Expands Ignition Switch Recall To Newer Cars

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 9:27 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Now to the misfortunes of another U.S. transportation giant. Late on Friday, General Motors recalled more than 800,000 cars because of faulty ignition switches. Now, that's in addition to more than a million and a half cars that the company recalled last month. Those faulty ignition switches have led to a dozen deaths as well as multiple investigations into why it took General Motors as long as a decade to tell the public about safety problems.

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Asia
5:59 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Survivors Of Malaysia Airlines Flight Ask, What Next?

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 9:27 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. While the families of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 wait for news from search crews, there are many questions about what happens next. What kind of compensation can they expect? Can they sue the airline, Boeing, or both? Do they have to wait for the black boxes to be recovered before any proceedings can begin and what if those boxes are never found?

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Digital Life
5:59 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Wikipedia Holds An Edit-A-Thon To Draw Women Editors

Originally published on Sat March 29, 2014 9:27 am

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon is designed to encourage women to contribute to the online encyclopedia. Sara Snyder of the Smithsonian American Art Museum tells NPR's Scott Simon why.

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