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Monday, April 18, 2011

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  • Searches Continue After Storms Devastate The South
    Storms ripped across the South over the past few days. Tornadoes and downed trees killed dozens of people. Now, as the weather improves, rescuers and residents are taking stock of what happened as the cleanup continues.
  • Harrowing: Tornado Rips Baby From Arms Of His Caretaker
    More than 20 people died during the storms in North Carolina, but a baby in Dunn, N.C. survived in what's been described as a miracle.
  • Legal Drama Over Gulf Oil Spill Could Last Years
    Last year's huge oil spill left an enduring mark on communities along the Gulf Coast. But courts are just starting to turn to the question of who's to blame for the disaster — and who should pay for it.
  • Flip Cam: A Victim Of Smartphones?
    Cisco Systems recently announced that it is shutting down the division that makes the Flip video recorder. Technology writers are saying the smartphone killed the Flip Cam, but Jonathan Kaplan, the founder of the start-up that created Flip, tells Michele Norris that is not the real story.
  • Like, Share, Discover: Facebook For Scientists
    You won't find scientists poking their colleagues and sharing photos at ResearchGate.net. Instead, they are connecting with peers and trading ideas and unpublished information.
  • In Wisconsin, Efforts To Recall Senators Gain Steam
    The law taking collective bargaining rights from most of the state's public employees remains on hold while it's challenged in the courts. Meanwhile, the fight has moved to its next phase: recall elections. In all, 16 state senators — Republicans and Democrats alike — are being targeted in this unprecedented effort.
  • Fight For Ohio Union Rights Turns To The Ballot Box
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a collective bargaining restriction for state workers into law on March 31. Now, a reinvigorated state labor movement is turning to its Plan B: a good old-fashioned petition drive to get a referendum on the ballot this fall.
  • Busted: Feds Shut Poker Sites, Leave Players Hanging
    After federal prosecutors closed the three most popular online poker sites, players throughout the U.S. are wondering if it really is the end of online poker. Poker site operators and bankers who handled transactions were the ones charged, but the players feel out of luck, too.
  • Correction: Soap Opera Theme Music
    Michele Norris corrects a music theme used last week in a story about two soap operas getting canceled.
  • Beyond Bunnies: The Real Meaning Of Easter Season
    NPR's Michele Norris speaks with writer and Christian essayist Anne Lamott about what the Easter season means beyond the candy and the egg hunt — it is a time of deep reflection and contemplation.

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