Morning Edition for Monday, April 28, 2014

A dispute over a state law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Critics say such laws create a de facto ban on abortion.
Monday the Supreme Court hears about a man who was fired after testifying against a state lawmaker. The case on public employees' right to speak out could impact future corruption investigations.
Most Pakistanis follow a form of Islam that's entwined with South Asia's mystical Sufi tradition. They are known as Barelvis, and they are under attack from hardline Deobandis Muslims.

Students Met Their Goal So Teacher Has To Deliver

A 4th grade teacher in Wichita, Kan., challenged her students to do their homework for 100 straight days. Mission accomplished — now she has to die her hair orange and come to class in a prom dress.

Enormous Weather Front Spawns Deadly Tornadoes

Powerful storms struck central Arkansas on Sunday. Emergency workers are going door-to-door to check on residents. More than a dozen people have been killed.
Clinics touting prescription testosterone as the answer to low energy and decreased sex drive are proliferating across the country. But these 'low T' clinics may be putting men's health at risk.
It sounds so simple; slap on a testosterone patch and you're feeling young again. But for many men, the problem may really be obesity or diabetes. Here's how to know.

Microsoft Web Browser Vulnerable To Hackers

Microsoft warns about a flaw in Internet Explorer. It's apparently been exploited to target financial and defense companies.
Steve Inskeep talks to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Ernie Bower, chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS, about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Burger King Revives Subservient Chicken

The burger chain last used the chicken 10 years ago. On Wednesday, a documentary of sorts will be posted, chronicling the subservient chicken's alleged odyssey over the last decade.
U.S. and European Union officials are meeting to impose more sanctions on Russia. At the same time, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to hold a group of European military observers.
Congressional Republicans say they want to repeal and replace Obamacare, but they've been light on details of what the alternative might look like.
In eastern Kansas, ranchers burn the prairie every spring to bring back grass for grazing cattle. Environmentalists celebrate those fires because without them the delicate ecosystem would disappear.

Old Atari Games Found In N.M. Landfill

E.T. was a hit in the 80s, not so for the video game based on the film. It was rumored Atari dumped truckloads of unused game cartridges in a landfill. Three decades later, the games were found.

Mass Trial In Egypt Sentences 683 To Death

More than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president have been sentenced to death for acts of violence last August. Included was the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader.

Clippers Distances Themselves From Racist Comments

David Greene talks to ESPN's Peter Keating about racist remarks allegedly made by Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. The NBA is investigating the authenticity of the recording.
Steve Inskeep talks to departing National Transportation Safety Board chairman Deborah Hersman about the years of delay in putting safer tanker cars on the nation's railroads.

Cake Or Death? Gâteau, S'il Vous Plaît!

David Greene talks to British comedian Eddie Izzard about doing stand-up in foreign languages, running far too many marathons, and why he rarely performs in drag these days.
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