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5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Shipping Container Of Cigarettes Washes Ashore

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And British smokers might be thinking of combing a rocky beach near East Devon this morning. That's where a shipping container carrying 14 tons of tobacco cigarettes washed ashore yesterday. Our last word in business is: soggy cigs.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The container is thought to be one of many lost from a cargo ship on Valentine's Day. More than 500 containers fell into the ocean after the ship was battered by 30-foot waves during a fierce storm.

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Business
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

British TV Criticized For Airing E-Cigarette Commercial

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And the first commercial for an e-cigarette has aired on British television - five decades after ads for real cigarettes were banned there.

Vicki Barker reports.

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VICKI BARKER, BYLINE: The ad shows two fit, attractive 20-somethings running through a darkened cityscape, leaping into the future on a cloud of vapor.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Pure satisfaction for smokers: Vype e-cigarettes - experience the breakthrough.

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Business
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Moviefone To Go Silent, App Will Continue

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NR business news starts with good-bye movie phone.

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5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

U.S. Authorities Want Mexico To Extradite 'El Chapo'

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

Joaquin Guzman remains the focus of intense law enforcement interest. The man who occupied a prominent place for years on the DEA's most-wanted list is still wanted to face trial in a U.S. courtroom.

Latin America
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Authorities Finally Nab Mexico's No. 1 Drug Kingpin

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

Joaquin Guzman known as "El Chapo," was arrested in an early Saturday morning raid in the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan. Multiple U.S. agencies provided intelligence that helped take down Guzman.

Sports
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Winter Olympic Closing Ceremony Held In Sochi

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Russia put on a spectacular closing show for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi last night, with fireworks, Russian music and dance, and a thousand children singing Russia's national anthem. As always, the games were full of the sort of drama and surprises that make them one of the world's great spectacles.

Sonari Glinton is about to turn out the lights in NPR's Sochi bureau, but before he does, let's get the low-down from him about the two-plus weeks of competition.

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Europe
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Ukraine President's Estate Included Exotic Zoo

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

When he fled Kiev, Viktor Yanukovych left behind an opulent mansion that underscores the problems many Ukrainians say plague their country: widespread government corruption and a huge income gap.

Environment
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Steyer: Keystone XL Pipeline Would Get Canada Better Oil Price

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

David Greene talks to billionaire financier and liberal activist Tom Steyer about his position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Environment
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. So in the words of that political scientist in Peter's piece, wealthy donors like Tom Steyer are putting a pistol to someone's head, forcing their pet issues on candidates. Steyer himself sees things very differently. He quit his hedge fund with $1.5 billion and now in his view he's fighting as hard as he can with money and passion to do something very noble - save the planet. When he sat down to speak with us he said his goal is to use his money to limit carbon emissions.

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Sports
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Jason Collins Joins Nets, Is NBA's First Openly Gay Player

Originally published on Mon February 24, 2014 7:34 am

Jason Collins signed with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. With the deal, he becomes, not only the NBA's first gay player, but the first openly gay athlete active in U.S. major professional sports.

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