All Things Considered for Friday, April 25, 2014

Reports of what transpired during the Ukrainian offensive are stirring some confusion. Fewer people died than initially reported, and life appears normal in the allegedly besieged city of Slovyansk.
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss turmoil in Ukraine and the suspension of Middle East peace talks.
Twenty-three students from Columbia and Barnard say that the university is mishandling allegations of sexual assault. They filed federal complaints with the Department of Education on Thursday.
Aribert Heim was a Nazi concentration camp doctor, yet he evaded prosecution after the war, spending the final years of his life on the run. Nicholas Kulish, co-author of The Eternal Nazi, explains.
President Obama is in South Korea, on another stop in his four-nation swing through East Asia. He voiced support for the country amid North Korea's threats to detonate another nuclear device.
After the deaths of 16 Sherpa guides on Mount Everest, grief has given way to attempts to recover. Private expedition companies must balance clients' happiness, good will among guides and solvency.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a fatality rate of about 30 percent. An uptick in new cases in Saudi Arabia has health specialists concerned that the virus could spread outside the region.
Scientists tracking the ancestry of whooping cough say it arose abruptly in humans about 500 years ago, caused by a mutated bacterium that once lived only in animals. Genetic tricks helped it spread.
People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, documents — even books. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.
Researchers have found the remains of a sunken ship involved in one of San Francisco's worst maritime disasters. The 1888 ship collision had ignited racial passions at a time of rampant anti-Chinese sentiment.
Northwestern University football players are voting Thursday on whether to unionize. Earlier, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled that the athletes' team requirements essentially make them employees of the university. This, in turn, means they can form a union. The university is appealing the NLRB ruling to the full board.

Pay-To-Play Laws Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The latest Supreme Court ruling easing campaign finance laws could trigger a challenge to pay-to-play laws. That would affect two governors with national ambitions: Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie.
Less than 50 days remain until the kickoff of the World Cup in Brazil. Many questions persist about the country's readiness and the potential for further protests.
Chicago saw one of its bloodiest weekends over the Easter holiday. Nine people were killed, dozens others injured. The U.S. attorney in Chicago is stepping in to help stem the tide.
It's early in the 2014 election season, but already some noteworthy — and powerful — biographical spots are starting to appear.
The news business is evolving: There's a new land rush by news organizations seeking not just to break the news, but also to explain it using data-driven analyses.
Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the federal government, meaning the state will have less flexibility in spending federal education funds.
The official cheap liquor of spring breakers is becoming something much more sophisticated. And South Florida has become ground zero for the rum revolution.

Valentina Lisitsa: Chasing Pianos And YouTube Fans

The Ukrainian-born pianist revived her stalled career by uploading videos of herself to YouTube. After millions clicked, she landed a record deal. Her new album features film music by Michael Nyman.
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