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Stories for April 27, 2013

'I'm The Café And He's The Leche'

April 27
Shereen Marisol Meraji / NPR
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This week, Morning Edition ran a series of reports and interviews about coffee. Here at Code Switch, we decided to add to the "coffee talk" with a snapshot of a café in northeast Los Angeles where, for some, gentrification is synonymous with a good cappuccino with a design on the foam.

Conservative Shift Has Some Kansans Yearning For The Past

April 27
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Kansan journalist Jason Probst says the Kansas he knows has disappeared.

FAA Ends Furlough Program, Returns To Normal Staffing Sunday

April 27
Bill Chappell / NPR

Less than a week after mandatory furloughs began that idled as much as 10 percent of U.S. air traffic controllers, the Federal Aviation Administration has ended its furlough program. The move comes after Congress voted to let the FAA move money around in its budget -- a quick response that came after several days of travel delays that were either caused by or worsened by the furloughs.

Justice Breyer Fractures Shoulder In (Another) Bike Accident

April 27
Melisa Goh / NPR
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is recovering in a Georgetown hospital Saturday, following surgery for a fractured right shoulder.

Boylston Street Businesses Get Patrons, Loan Offer In Boston

April 27
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Faced with sharp financial losses stemming from the Boston Marathon bombing attack and the days of forced closure that followed, businesses in the affected Copley Square area can apply for federal help, the Small Business Administration announced Friday.

U.S. Citizen Faces Trial In North Korea

April 27
Lauren Hodges / NPR

North Korea has accused an American tourist with committing crimes against the state and trying to bring down the country's regime, according to the North's official news agency.

New Arrest Reported In Connection To Ricin Letters Case

April 27
Bill Chappell / NPR

Federal agents who are investigating poison-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and others have arrested Everett Dutschke, of Tupelo, Miss. The Daily Journal of Tupelo reports that the arrest occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday.

At Bush Library, A Chance To Become The Decider In Chief

April 27
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The Situation Room is one of the most mysterious and important rooms in the White House. It's where Lyndon Johnson made decisions about the Vietnam War; where Bill Clinton learned about the bombing of the USS Cole; and where George W. Bush gave the order to begin the Iraq War.

Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents

April 27
Ailsa Chang / NPR
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to become the formidable adversary the National Rifle Association has never had.