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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, have been blocked by a federal judge, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion.
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Episode 564: The Signature

Friday, August 29, 2014

Today on the show: the signature. It's supposed to say, "This is me." But where did it come from. And why are we still using it.
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Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
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New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of its public schools. Now, the city's largest district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.
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'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.
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In An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety

Friday, August 29, 2014

An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
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NFL Commissioner On Controversial Suspension: 'I Didn't Get It Right'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with ESPN sportswriter Jane McManus about the NFL's new domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy. The plan comes the league leveled what some called a lenient penalty for running back Ray Rice's alleged domestic abuse.
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Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

Friday, August 29, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
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On Ferguson's Streets, Echoes Of Another Fatal Shooting

Friday, August 29, 2014

Youth Radio's Myles Bess lived through the aftermath of the 2009 police shooting of an unarmed young black man, Oscar Grant, in Oakland, Calif. — and sees parallels in Ferguson, Mo., today.
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Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.
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Fear Not The Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Friday, August 29, 2014

Vacationers will be flocking to Maryland's Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend. The fastest way to get there is across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but that's an obstacle for those afraid of bridges. Fortunately, there's a service that offers to drive their cars across the bridge while they sit in the backseat.
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The Spectacle Of The Beheading: A Grisly Act With A Long History

Friday, August 29, 2014

Videos and other images of beheadings have appeared with increasing frequency in recent weeks. Dawn Perlmutter, director of the Symbol Intelligence Group, discusses the symbolism of this grim ritual.
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Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.
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Residents Join Soldiers In Shoring Up Defenses Of Key Ukrainian Port

Friday, August 29, 2014

In Ukraine, civilian volunteers are digging trenches outside the port city of Mariupol in an effort to defend their city from assault by separatist forces.
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Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

Friday, August 29, 2014

For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.
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The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This

Friday, August 29, 2014

In 1976, scientist Peter Piot was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus. The epidemic today in West Africa, he says, is "absolutely unexpected and unprecedented."
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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

Thursday, August 28, 2014

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.
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'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says

Thursday, August 28, 2014

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.
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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
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What's A Writer Gotta Do To Get A Little Health Care Around Here?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When you're making plans to become a famous author, just remember that you're going to want health care — especially when 40 rolls around and your body is no longer made of rubber.
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