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5:21 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Boston Signs Remind Motorists To Use Their Turn Signals

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with another Massachusetts traffic report.

Last week, we told you driver was caught in the carpool lane with a mannequin as a passenger. Now we have a Boston traffic warning. Electronic signs with traffic information now saying: USE YAH BLINKAH. It's spelled that way, B-L-I-N-K-A-H, its Bahston. And last year, Boston cops caught almost 5,000 turn signal violations. Just a remindah to the drivahs to signal when tahning the cah.

It's MAHNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Asia
5:21 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Kenny G. Closes Up Shops In China

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a song stuck in China's collective head. "Going Home" by Kenny G. It was an American hit in the 80s and the New York Times reports it has spread all over China. It's played at stores and markets all over the country to signal when closing time is near. Shopkeepers themselves aren't sure why. Maybe it's a signal to leave. Maybe it just makes people want to go.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Business
5:21 am
Mon May 12, 2014

China Looks To Expand Rail Lines

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 am

Rail officials in China are talking about a high-speed rail line running to North America — including a 120-mile tunnel under the Bering straits, connecting to Alaska.

The Two-Way
5:13 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Boko Haram Says Video Shows Missing Nigerian Girls

A still image taken from a video that the extremist group Boko Haram says is of more than 100 girls who were abducted from a Nigerian school last month.
AFP/YouTube

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:08 pm

The group that took more than 200 girls from a Nigerian school last month released what it says is a video of the girls, along with demands that the government release militants from prison. The group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, says the video shows around 130 of the girls.

In the undated video released Monday, a crowd of girls is seen outdoors, arranged as if for a class photo. They are wearing the full-length hijab; some portions of the footage show them praying.

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Business
3:25 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Japan Moves Closer To Legalizing Gambling

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 10:55 am

American casino businesses can't wait to get in on the action. If legalized, Japanese gambling resorts could be open by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

Asia
3:20 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Voting In India's Election Is Wrapping Up

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And this is the final day of voting in a parliamentary election in India. More than 500 million voters have cast ballots. So far, that's a 66 percent turnout, which if that number holds up, would be the highest ever in the world's largest democracy.

Economic development emerged as the key issue. It was also a battle for the direction of India as a secular state. And we're going to talk about all this with NPR's Julie McCarthy, who's on the line from Delhi. Hi, Julie.

JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: Hi.

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Europe
3:19 am
Mon May 12, 2014

U.S. Won't Recognize Eastern Ukraine Vote On Independence

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 8:20 am

Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine wrapped up voting on Sunday in a controversial referendum over independence from the central government in Kiev. The vote has been rejected as illegitimate.

NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Top Suppliers Rate Dealing With Auto Producers

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with more failing grades for GM.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: A new survey of the auto industry's top suppliers ranked General Motors as the worst major automaker to deal with. Ouch. The survey conducted by an automotive consultant group Planned Perspectives asked suppliers to rank their relationships with the six biggest auto producers in the United States.

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NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Crackdown In Egypt Scares Off Presidential Candidates

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 am

There are only two candidates. The man likely to win is Abdel Fattah el Sisi, who led the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The candidate willing to go up against him is Hamdeen Sabahi.

NPR Story
3:06 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Glass, A New Digital Site, To Obsess On TV And Video

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 am

Senior editor Zach Seward and the all digital publication Quartz are launching a smaller site called Glass. It may offer hints about ways reporters will share information in the future.

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