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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An elderly Sherpa woman holds her prayer beads May 25, 2003 in Phakding, Nepal in the Solu Khumbu region. (Paula Bronstein/Getty)

Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal Reached | President Obama Tackles Tensions Between Japan and China | Voting in Congress? There May be an App for That. | Report: FBI Coerces U.S. Muslims to Spy | Was Shakespeare a Scientist at Heart? | This Is Where: Deep in The Woods of East Texas | After Tragedy, A Look Inside the Lives of Sherpas

Report: FBI Coerces U.S. Muslims to Spy

The FBI has been coercing Muslims living in the United States to spy on other Muslims by threatening to put or keep them on the federal no-fly list.

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U.S. Tackles Tensions Between Japan & China

President Barack Obama lands in Tokyo today, the first stop on his week-long trip through Southeast Asia. At the top of his agenda are the rising tensions between Japan and China.

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Hamas and Fatah Reach Unity Deal

After meeting in Gaza, the two main rival Palestinian factions—Fatah and Hamas—have come to a new agreement. The groups say they have formed a "unity" government together.

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Voting in Congress? There May be an App for That

One lawmaker believes Congress should spend less time in D.C. He's come up with a proposal that would grant Congress the power to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings remotely.

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Was Shakespeare a Scientist at Heart?

When most people think of William Shakespeare they think of his plays, not science. But how much did the real science of astronomy influence Shakespeare's writing? 

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This Is Where: Deep in The Woods of East Texas

Around the country, Takeaway listeners have been submitting their own poems about places that carry meaning, and among the memorable poems was this one from a listener from Palestine, Texas.

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After Tragedy, A Look Inside the Lives of Sherpas

Today, the Sherpa community mourns, after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 16 guides. Unless the Nepalese government meets certain demands, the Sherpas will strike.

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