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Nebraska Legislators Overturn Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Nebraska Sen. Jerry Johnson, who said he switched his vote in the decision to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska after speaking with his constituents.
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When This 9-Year-Old Pianist Plays, He Feels The Music

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel sits down with Oscar Paz Suaznabar, who has played at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and on the NPR show From The Top.
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On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation's highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.
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Soccer Fans In Latin America React To FIFA Corruption Charges

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Several of those indicted on corruption charges were from Latin America or the Caribbean. Most people from Brazil, the country that just hosted the World Cup, see the soccer leadership as corrupt.
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Oklahoma Hangs On As Heavy Rain Continues To Soak Region

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oklahoma continues to battle flooding from storms in the region, which brought the state out of a four-year drought. Rain is expected every day until Sunday.
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For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The so-called Islamic State is endlessly creative in trying to get young men and women to leave home for Syria and Iraq. It's something the next president will have to wrestle with from Day 1.
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Road Trip Playlist Sends You On Your Way With These Songs About Driving

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel update listeners on our crowdsourcing music project, the All Things Considered Road Trip Playlist. NPR has received nearly 2,000 song suggestions, and on Wednesday shares some of the most literal picks — songs that are all about the feeling and adventure of hitting the road.
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Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tim Elfrink, the Miami New Times managing editor, about Aaron Davidson, president of Traffic Sports USA, Inc., who was indicted Wednesday in the FIFA corruption case.
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Women Fight Their Way Through Army's Grueling Ranger School

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two years after the Defense Department lifted the ban on women serving in combat units, the Army is allowing women to go through the training program for soldiers who aspire to be infantry leaders.
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Indictments Raise Questions About Sepp Blatter's Reign Over FIFA

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Joseph "Sepp" Blatter remains the front-runner in the race for FIFA president despite allegations of corruption during his 17-year reign as one of the most powerful figures in sports.
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MacArthur Foundation Launches Grant Program To Reduce Jail Populations

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sheriff Kevin Thom of Pennington County, S.D., about being one of the jurisdictions chosen by the MacArthur Foundation to receive a grant to work on reducing jail use.
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Iraqi Forces Prepare To Reclaim Ramadi From Islamic State

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Iraq is preparing to take back parts of Anbar province after the city of Ramadi fell to the self-declared Islamic State earlier this month, dealing a blow to the Iraqi government and militia forces. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to support Iraq with targeted airstrikes against Islamic State militants.
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Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.
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Rick Santorum To Launch Second White House Bid

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is expected to announce another bid for the White House on Wednesday.
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U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Justice Department unveils criminal charges against 14 people in connection with rampant racketeering and a bribery scheme at FIFA, the world's premiere soccer organization. The FBI secretly secured guilty pleas from four officials and two companies.
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A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Many of the students at Mount Sinai's medical school in New York majored in English or history, and never took the MCAT. The school sees that diversity among its students as a great strength.
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EPA Announces New Rules To Protect U.S. Waters

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Obama administration announces a regulation it says is aimed at protecting the country's rivers, lakes and other waterways from pollution. But critics say it's a massive regulatory overreach.
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Memphis Says Final Goodbye To B.B. King With Parade On Famed Beale Street

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memphis paid tribute Wednesday to blues great B.B. King. Music and a parade along the famous Beale Street comes ahead of King's funeral this weekend in his native Mississippi.
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Out Of The Classroom And Into The Woods

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In this Vermont kindergarten, every Monday is "Forest Monday" a day that gets students out of the classroom and into nature.
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IRS Reports Theft Of More Than 100,000 Taxpayers' Information

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The IRS reports the theft of tax information through online fraud. The agency says it will give the 100,000 taxpayers affected free credit monitoring services.
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