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2:59pm

Sun April 13, 2014
Around the Nation

Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

Originally published on Sun April 13, 2014 5:03 pm

Do any of these students remember what Vice President Joe Biden said in June 2012?
Wilfredo Lee AP

2:59pm

Sun April 13, 2014
Your Money

Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 8:07 am

The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, works against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home.
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Women today are nearly half the workforce, and two-income couples are the norm. But the U.S. tax code? It's straight out of Ozzie and Harriet.

When it comes to paying taxes, economists say, a lot of secondary wage-earners are getting a raw deal. It's called the marriage penalty.

"The system was never designed to penalize working spouses," says Melissa Kearney, director of the Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution. "It was just designed in a different era."

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4:45pm

Sat April 12, 2014
Sports

By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

Originally published on Mon April 14, 2014 11:50 am

Massachusetts' Derrick Gordon (No. 2) drives past Northern Illinois' Dontel Highsmith (No. 4) and Travon Baker (No. 5) during an NCAA basketball game in Amherst, Mass., on Dec. 14.
Michael Dwyer AP

3:15pm

Sat April 12, 2014
World

With Crimean Borders In Dispute, Google Maps Has It Both Ways

Originally published on Sat April 12, 2014 4:44 pm

On Russia's Google Maps service, Crimea is separated from Ukraine by a solid line.
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In most of the world, the region is included in Russia with a dotted line. Viewed in Russia, the line is solid. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with John Gravois about the issues with mapping borders.

3:15pm

Sat April 12, 2014
Sports

What You May Have Missed: The Week's Sports Wrapup

Originally published on Sat April 12, 2014 4:44 pm

The Masters is well under way and A Martinez from member station KPCC is here to talk golf with guest host Tess Vigeland. Plus, Kentucky coach John Calipari's new book and the future of the NCAA.

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