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House Passes No-Strings-Attached Bill To Fund Homeland Security

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An effort by some congressional Republicans to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration by tying it to a Homeland Security spending bill officially failed on Tuesday.
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'Minnie Monoso,' First Black Latin Professional Baseball Player, Dies

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Roberto González Echevarría, author of The Pride of Havana, about baseball player Minnie Minoso (as he was known in the U.S.). Minoso died Sunday.
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Ferguson Political Leader: DOJ Report Validates Protesters

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department is set to release a report that condemns the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department for its discriminatory practices.
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In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An estimated 40 percent of France's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris, many of them in the poor suburbs. It's hard to escape the banlieues, even for those who work or attend school elsewhere.
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Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.
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Attica Prison Guards Plead Guilty To Misconduct After Beating Inmate

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2011, the three guards in New York state beat inmate George Williams so badly that he suffered two broken legs, broken ribs, a broken shoulder and a severe fracture of his eye socket.
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In Using Personal Email, Aide Says Clinton Didn't Break Law

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used a personal email address when conducting official business rather than using a government address. What impact will the disclosure have on Clinton's reputation as she considers a presidential bid?
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Debate About French Muslim Identity Plays Out In Hip-Hop

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As part of our stories about Muslims in Western Europe, commentator Hisham Aidi, author of the book Rebel Music, talks about how music factors into the cultural differences between French Muslims.
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After Two Months Of Jury Selection, Panel Chosen In Boston Bombing Trial

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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Netanyahu Urges U.S. To Hold Out For Better Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In a controversial address to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the Obama administration's negotiations on limiting the Iranian nuclear program.
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Music Review: 'Soyo' By Dom La Nena

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Dom La Nena is a singer and cellist from Brazil. But the 24-year-old artist draws inspiration from her travels around the world and sings in four different languages on her sophomore album, Soyo.
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Marion, Ala., Remembers Death That Sparked 1965 Selma Marches

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Selma-to-Montgomery marches might not have happened if not for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson a few weeks before in Marion, Ala. NPR returned to Marion as people remembered Jackson and how his death was a catalyst for many other civil rights events in 1965.
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Affordable Care Act To Face Critical Test At Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The president's signature accomplishment — the Affordable Care Act — faces yet another critical test. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Congress intended for the federal health insurance exchange to offer the same subsidies available to those in state exchanges.
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Petraeus Agrees To Plead Guilty To Improperly Handling Classified Information

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2011, retired Gen. David Petraeus allegedly gave several books with classified information to his biographer Paula Broadwell. He later was forced to resign as CIA director.
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Life Still Uncomfortable For Many Of France's Jews

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Roger Cukierman, president of the Council of French Jewish Institutions. They discuss the climate in France following last month's attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, and an appeal by Israel's prime minister for French Jews to emigrate to Israel.
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Netanyahu's Suggestions Could Drive Iran In The Opposite Direction

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As U.S.-Iran nuclear talks took place in Switzerland, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the negotiations in a controversial address to Congress.
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10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.
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Source: Probe Of Ferguson Police Uncovers Racist Comment About Obama

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department found that the department violated the Constitution with discriminatory policing practices. It found blacks disproportionately targeted by the police and the justice system.
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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Monday, March 02, 2015

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.
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Britain's Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Monday, March 02, 2015

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.
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