Morning Edition for Monday, March 17, 2014

Investigation Into Missing Malaysian Jet Expands

The search for the Malaysian Airlines plane that went missing more than a week ago has expanded as officials still have little idea what happened to it.
Google Glass is still in the testing phase and still rather expensive, but that hasn't stopped political professionals from looking for ways Google Glass can become a powerful tool for campaigns.
Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
Recently, Christopher Viatafa did something many of us have done: He Googled his own name. But what he found was not so normal. It was his own face, on Northern California's "Most Wanted" website.
The NCAA selection committee announced the tournament bracket for March Madness.

Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe

Garrett Peterson was born with a defective windpipe and every day he struggled to breathe. Now, thanks to a 3-D printer, his windpipe has been strengthened and Garrett should soon breathe normally.

Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears

Lands End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corp. next month and operate as a stand-alone, publicly traded company.

New Generation Of Blimps Set To Take Flight

The new re-designed Goodyear blimp is slated to take off on its inaugural flight Monday.
Alibaba, known as the Chinese Google, announced plans for an initial public offering in the U.S. The IPO could be one of the biggest in the tech sector's history, but investing could bring risks.

Fortune In Lost Lire Deemed Worthless In Italy

David Greene and Renee Montagne have the last word in business.

Syrian Conflict Marches Into Fourth Year

The Syrian uprising started three years ago this week with protests and eventually a military crackdown that led to all-out civil war. More than 130,000 people have died.
With the clock ticking on a six-month deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, negotiators from Iran and world powers meet this week in Vienna.
As part of a monthlong look at how American families are paying for college, David Greene talks to a senior and his mother about applying to colleges and waiting to hear about financial aid.
A group of high school math geeks gathered in Manhattan last week for March Mathness. Their hope is to use math to pick the winners for all 67 NCCA games and win $1 billion from Warren Buffett.
Republicans hope to take the governor's mansion in Democratic Illinois. If Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination as predicted Tuesday, he'll take on incumbent Pat Quinn, who has lost popularity.

Crimeans Vote To Leave Ukraine, Join Russia

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Morning Edition checks in with NPR's Gregory Warner in Simferopol and Eleanor Beardsley in Kiev for the latest.
Germany and its European allies react to Sunday's referendum in Crimea. NPR's Soraya Sarhardi Nelson joins us from Berlin.

For Foster The People Frontman, Fame And Isolation

David Greene talks to Mark Foster of Foster the People about the band's second album, Supermodel.
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