Morning Edition : NPR 2 April 2018

Notre Dame Women's Basketball Team Wins National Championship

Steve Inskeep talks to head coach Muffet McGraw about Sunday night's victory over Mississippi State, 61-58, that came down to one 3-point shot that beat the buzzer.

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Ethiopia Bans All Foreign Adoptions

The move was sparked by the death of an Ethiopian girl at the hands of her adoptive parents in Seattle. Critics say the new policy may mean more Ethiopian children living in the streets.

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Trump's Been Tweeting About DACA. What's That Mean For People In Limbo?

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas about the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program also known as DACA.

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Carnival Cruise Gives Teen Free Vacation For His Snapchat Handle

Darian Lipscomb, 15, of Prospect, Va., loves Carnival Cruise so much that his Snapchat handle is @carnivalcruise. The company wanted the handle for itself. It of the teen and his family a free trip.

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April Fools' Joke May Have Backfired On Jacksonville Jaguars

As part of a joke, the NFL team posted a photo of new uniforms. Dozens of fans replied they liked the fake uniforms. For real, the team is supposed to unveil new uniforms later this month.

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Steven Bochco Dies At 74. Created 'Hill Street Blues,' 'NYPD Blue'

Television writer and producer Steven Bochco was fighting cancer. He was responsible for a number of hit TV shows, including: Doogie Howser, M.D., Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law.

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After Mistrial, Bill Cosby's Second Trial Begins Monday

It's take two for Bill Cosby's criminal sexual assault trial. This time, there's a new jury, new defense team, new evidence and a new era of accountability for men accused of sexual misconduct.

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State Department Freezes $200 Million Promised For Syria Fund

The State Department is holding back on the money for recovery funds for Syria. It was promised by departing Secretary of State Tillerson, and was to go to areas controlled by U.S.-backed rebels.

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Can President Trump Win A War With Amazon?

President Trump is picking a fight with Amazon. Steve Inskeep talks to Forbes magazine contributor Pamela Danziger about why it might be a battle he can't win.

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Oklahoma Teachers Set To Walk Out Over Pay Dispute

Oklahoma teachers may strike despite a 5 percent pay increase. Their salaries rank 49th in the U.S. Rachel Martin talks to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

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As Predicted, Chinese Space Lab Falls From The Sky

A defunct Chinese space station was mostly burned up in the Earth's atmosphere before landing in the the South Pacific Sunday.

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Trade Dispute: China Retaliates By Slapping Tariffs On U.S. Products

China has raised tariffs on a number of U.S. products as a retaliatory measure after the U.S. announced its own tariffs.

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Trump's Plan To Roll Back Fuel Standards Could Face Hurdles

The Environmental Protection Agency appears set to weaken fuel efficiency standards. The move could lead to another legal battle with California.

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Israel Rejects An Investigation Into Gaza Border Violence

Israel says it won't investigate the deaths of more than a dozen Palestinians who were killed by Israeli troops last week on the Gaza border.

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Morning News Brief

President Trump threatens to pull out of NAFTA because Mexico is doing very little to stop migrants passing through to the U.S. And, China has retaliated — slapping tariffs on 128 U.S. products.

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