Morning Edition for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Voters are choosing congressional nominees in half-a-dozen state primaries on Tuesday. Those states run the gamut in their experience with the Affordable Care Act.
The biggest U.S. banks are still foreclosing on homeowners who qualify for new loans, according to a coalition of non-profits. That's despite settlements aimed at preventing unnecessary foreclosures.
In the Soviet Union's communal kitchens, many families jockeyed for one stove. Apartments were crowded, food was scarce, and government informants everywhere. Still, some found joy and connection.
It's a publicity stunt but Evo Morales has played before. In 2010, he made headlines against a team of political rivals when he kneed an opposing player in the groin.
Federal health officials reported over the weekend that the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, had spread from one person to another for the first time in the U.S.
Hundreds of western observers are headed to Ukraine to monitor Sunday's presidential election. Russia appears content to let the vote go forward without interference.
Pope Francis will head to the Middle East this week to preach peace and has asked two friends from Argentina to accompany him, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.
Authorities have charged developers and users of RAT, a software program that makes spying on an individual's computer easy. Users can capture passwords and spy on people through laptop cameras.

St. Louis Holds Competition To Attract Startups

The competition, called the Arch Grants, gives $50,000 to 20 young businesses. In exchange for the money, the winners will have to move their businesses to St. Louis.
A medical director for a tattoo removal clinic says, "If you're not 100 percent, unequivocally attached to a brand or concept, then you really shouldn't get it tattooed on your body."
The Justice Department is accusing five Chinese government officials of using military and intelligence facilities to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. China dismissed the charges as "made up."

Europe Steps Up Attacks Against Google

European digital companies have brought charges against Google for monopolistic behavior. And a ruling by a European court could force Google to remove certain web links from its search engine.
Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the United States back before the Civil War. But an NPR state-by-state survey found that people still get sent to jail for unpaid court fines and fees.
The rap battle featured members of the European Parliament amid dueling emcees such DeKay. At least one young person was convinced — Dekay herself said she'd vote.

Military Declares Martial Law In Thailand

The declaration by Thailand's army happened less than two weeks after the prime minister was thrown out of office by the country's Constitutional Court. The army says it needs to keep order and peace.
One year ago, the third violent tornado in 15 years struck Moore, Okla. But people aren't leaving the town; despite the devastation, more and more new residents are actually moving to Moore.
A devastating series of tornadoes struck Oklahoma a year ago. Hispanics were among the hardest hit by the storms due a lack of preparedness and information available in Spanish.
Renee Montagne talks to chef and author Dan Barber about new book The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.

Gluten Researcher Reverses His Earlier Finding

A 2011 study found gluten can cause gastrointestinal distress even in people who don't suffer from celiac disease. Peter Gibson published that study, and in a new paper he says the opposite is true.
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