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5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Apps That Allow You To Post Anonymously Gain Popularity

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 12:40 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

All right. Let's take a few minutes to think about social networking and identity. Do you remember when on the Internet, anonymity was the norm? Well, Facebook changed all that by forcing users to use their real names.

Now, with our reputations on the line, we often think long and hard about what to post or not post online.

NPR's Kevin Leahy tells us about a new market for social apps that let you share, like and chat without ever revealing who you are.

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Politics
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

America's Richest Political Activists Pour Money Into SuperPACs

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

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne. Some of America's richest political activists are pouring money into new SuperPACs as they seek to influence the issues in upcoming Senate and House races. Billionaires including Sheldon Adelson, the Koch Brothers, and Fred Eychaner used SuperPACs to support their favored presidential candidates in 2012.

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Around the Nation
5:05 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Pentagon Officials To Outline Defense Budget Priorities

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

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will outline budget priorities during a news conference on Monday. A key question for the Pentagon: How to curb growth of military pay and benefits?

Business
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.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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.

(SOUNDBITE OF AD)

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.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

Around the Nation
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.

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