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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?
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Many French Muslims Find Lives Of Integration, Not Separation

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Despite a minority suspected of holding extremist views, the vast majority of French Muslims say they feel fully integrated into society. France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe.
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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.
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Clinton's Use Of Personal Email Could Hamper Archiving Efforts

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email.
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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Opens With Admission Of Guilt

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Both the defense and prosecution agree Tsarnaev is guilty, but they differ on why he did it.
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Archaeologists Use Moles To Solve Mysteries Of Middle Ages' Fort

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Danish archaeologists have recruited moles to help them dig. By sifting through molehills, they're able to map the location of the fort's buildings buried underground.
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A Snowshoe Trek From An Adirondack Mountain Summit

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It's been a bitter cold month in the Northeast. This audio postcard is from a snowshoe trip to New York's Adirondack Mountains, on a day so frigid that the trees were cracking and popping.
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In LA, Clearing A Backlog Of Aging Instruments

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.
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Ferguson Residents Not Surprised By DOJ Report Findings

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice's report found the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department routinely practices "unconstitutional policing."
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French Law 'Laicite' Restricts Muslim Religious Expression

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish is in France, which has Europe's largest Muslim population. France is a secular country, and it has a law called "laicite," which maintains a strict separation of church and state.
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Monarch Butterfly Population Rejuvenated After Last Year's Record Low

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico, and conservationists are applauding the country's crack down on illegal loggers who contributed to habitat loss and decline of the species. Now they are turning their attention to the U.S. to help save the migratory insect.
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West Virginia Derailment Raises Concerns About Volatility Of Bakken Oil

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold about the volatility of crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. That's the same oil that exploded when a train derailed in West Virginia two weeks ago.
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DOJ Report Reveals Pattern Of Racial Discrimination By Ferguson Police

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Justice Department says it has formally closed its investigation into the death of Michael Brown without bringing any federal charges against the police officer who killed him. But the department did find evidence of both indirect and direct discrimination by the Ferguson Police Department and courts.
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A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.
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The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.
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The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of "Jihadi John," drawing criticism that it defends terror.
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The Magic Trick That Could Help Students Pay For College

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The IRS and the Department of Education already have the power to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?
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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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