U.S.
4:01 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Off-Limits Since Sept. 11, A Texas-Mexico Crossing Re-Opens

Catarino Oreste Vasquez, 70, says residents of Boquillas, Mexico, yearn for visitors now that the border crossing has reopened.
Lorne Matalon Marfa Public Radio

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Boquillas, Mexico, a riverside hamlet of 90 people, sits a minute by foot across the Rio Grande from Big Bend National Park in Texas, a boundless tapestry of rock and high desert. Mexicans used to cross to work, buy supplies in the park or visit family. Americans would wade across the river to savor Mexico for a few hours. The border, at least here, was an abstract one that people on either side ignored. But that was before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Afterward, this part of the border was sealed.

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Space
3:44 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Origin Of 'Mercury' Meteorite Still Puzzles Scientists

Several fragments of this unusual rock were discovered last year in Morocco. It's been hailed as the first meteorite from the planet Mercury, but where it came from in the solar system isn't certain.
Stefan Ralew

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 7:18 am

A strange green rock discovered in Morocco last year was hailed by the press as the first meteorite from Mercury. But scientists who've been puzzling over the stone ever since say the accumulating evidence may point in a different direction. Maybe, just maybe, they say, the 4.56-billion-year-old rock fell to Earth from the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.

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Environment
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Climate Change Could Bump Up Instances Of Turbulence

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Bring on the air sickness bags and light up the fasten seatbelt sign. A new study finds that flights are going to become more turbulent due to climate change. Paul Williams led the study. It's been published in the journal Nature Climate Change and he joins me now from Vienna. Welcome to the program.

PAUL WILLIAMS: Hi, Melissa, it's a pleasure to be here.

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Latin America
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Presidential Candidates Wrap Up Campaigns In Venezuela

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Audie Cornish talks to Steve Inskeep of Morning Edition from Venezuela about the country's presidential election. Thursday is the last day for the candidates to campaign. Venezuelans will choose a new president, replacing the late Hugo Chavez, on Sunday.

Europe
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Louvre Employees Walk Off Job After Rash Of Pickpocketing

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Pickpockets closed Paris' famed Louvre museum. Staff went on strike seeking greater protection from pickpockets, including children, who have been targeting staff and tourists alike.

Business
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Joint Airbag Recall Affects More Than 3 Million Cars

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 1:56 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

More than three million cars and trucks worldwide are being recalled. Honda, Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Nissan, and Pontiac all say some of their vehicles made between 2001 and 2003 could potentially have faulty airbags.

NPR's Sonari Glinton reports.

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Remembrances
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Designer Of Cold War-Era 'Doomsday Clock' Dies

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block had remembrance of the designer of the Doomsday Clock. Martyl Langsdorf died March 26 at the age of 96.

Law
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Shop Owner Sued By State After Denying Flowers To Gay Couple

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

The Attorney General in the state of Washington is suing a small florist for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding.

U.S.
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Immigration Reform Gains Momentum In Congress

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish.

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U.S.
3:36 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Army Chaplain Awarded Medal Of Honor For Korean War Heroism

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 4:49 pm

Amid renewed tensions on the Korean peninsula, President Obama awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor to Army Captain Emil Kapaun, a military chaplain who was taken prisoner during the Korean War.

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