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Business
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Latest Round Of Yahoo Layoffs The Most Severe

Yahoo will lay off 2,000 employees in an attempt to save money and restructure the company. Despite an enormous Web audience, Yahoo has struggled to build an identity as social media has taken off. It is currently embroiled in a big patent dispute with Facebook.

National Security
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Sept. 11 Trial To Resume At Guantanamo

The Pentagon approved charges against the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men, starting a 30 day clock before they must appear to answer the charges. The prosecutor will seek the death penalty if they are convicted. Audie Cornish talks to Dina Temple-Raston for more.

Presidential Race
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Romney Accuses Obama of Anti-Business Agenda

President Obama signaled the opening of the general election campaign on Tuesday in a blistering speech before the American Society of News Editors. On Wednesday, Obama's likely rival in the fall — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — delivered an address before the same group.

Remembrances
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Catlett Blazed Trails As An African American Artist

Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett shown in front of her Invisible Man sculpture in New York City in 2003.
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Artist Elizabeth Catlett began creating powerful images of strong African-Americans before World War II, when the art world had little interest in such portrayals. Yet she held to her convictions, and today her etchings and sculptures are in major museums around the world.

Catlett died in her sleep Monday, at age 96.

'She Was Really A Trailblazer'

Catlett's art strikes a visceral chord in people who see it — whether they're casual observers or fellow artists like Renee Cox.

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Asia
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Report: 'Strategic Distrust' Between U.S. And China

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 5:05 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The relationship between the U.S. and China is full of asymmetries. We see them as growing rapidly in economic and military power. They see us as a country on the decline. We see U.S. China policy as trying to get Beijing to play a more constructive role within established international rules and systems. They see us as trying to contain or frustrate assumption of global power. Name a big global issue - North Korea, Iran, Syria, monetary policy - and the two countries are likely arguing about it.

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From Our Listeners
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Letters: Mortgages And The 1940 Census

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 5:05 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Time now to read from your emails. And first, about my conversation yesterday with NPR's Chris Arnold. We talked about why it's difficult these days to get a mortgage or to refinance one.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED BROADCAST)

CHRIS ARNOLD, BYLINE: How much is your house worth? That's a subjective question, and it's going to be a subjective number, and the person who gets to decide that is...

SIEGEL: Some guy with a camera, from what I can tell.

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Europe
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Greek Man Kills Himself Outside Parliament

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 5:05 pm

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

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

Early today, a tragic event in Greece. An elderly man stood outside the parliament in Athens. He told bystanders that debts had pushed him to the edge and then he shot himself.

Joanna Kakissis reports that many Greeks have gathered at the scene to pay their respects to a man they say symbolizes a kind of desperation all too common in Greece today.

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Strange News
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Proposal Letter Found 60 Years Later

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 5:05 pm

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And we end this hour with a very different kind of letter, a love letter.

DICK HAUCK: Dearest Arlene, hi, hon. Doing nothing. Too tired to sleep and to get into bed. The time is just 7 p.m. right now on the nose.

SIEGEL: That's Dick Hauck reading from the letter in which he proposed to his now-wife of nearly 60 years, Arlene. It's dated March 31, 1952.

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Their love is still going strong, but Dick's letter was eventually lost. For how long? Even Dick and Arlene aren't sure.

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Technology
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Flying Car Glides Closer To Reality

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And I'm Audie Cornish.

A New England company thinks it's tackled a problem that has been vexing the auto industry for decades - how to make a car fly. For about $300,000, you buy a plane that drives on the ground and parks in your garage. It's called the Transition and it's meant to be just that, bridging the gap between road and sky.

NPR's Sonari Glinton has our story from the New York Auto Show.

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Presidential Race
2:00 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Closer To Nomination, Romney Turns Toward Obama

With his victory in Tuesday's Wisconsin Republican primary, as well as a string of high-profile endorsements, Mitt Romney is continuing his turn toward the general election.

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