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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.
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Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.
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Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
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For One Parliamentarian, A Stronger Jordan Is Key To Fighting ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.
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A Wrong Note Sets The Right Mood In 'House Of Cards'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The show's distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules.
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ISIS's 'Jihadi John' Revealed As Londoner Born In Kuwait

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Washington Post contributor Souad Mekhennet. The Post broke the news about the identity of "Jihadi John,
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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.
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Why A Young Minneapolis Man Wanted To Join ISIS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

There has been a development in a story we heard on the program last week. An 18-year-old Minnesota man named Abdullahi Yusuf is at the center of an experiment in deradicalization in this country. He entered a guilty plea today which clears the way for him to take next steps in his counseling program.
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Opposition Grows To Nicaragua Canal Connecting Atlantic And Pacific

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The canal would allow passage for the largest ships on the water, but cut through wetlands, forests and the region's largest freshwater lake — and environmentalists worry about the consequences.
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Don't Be Fooled By The Fishy Ingredients: This Burger Is Delicious

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cabdriver, "Where do you eat?" When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.
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Why Two Democrats Will — And Won't — Attend Netanyahu's Speech

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Democratic U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky will not attend but Democratic Rep. Steve Israel of New York's Third District will. Robert Siegel talks to both Yarmuth and Israel.
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Odds Of Nuclear Deal With Iran May Be Rising

Thursday, February 26, 2015

All the talks about Iran's nuclear program may be coming to head around a few key issues — like how many years Iran might have to be subjected to inspections and how sanctions are lifted in return.
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FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.
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Many Of Oregon's Coastal Schools, Hospitals And Fire Stations At Tsunami Risk

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The buildings are in the tsunami zone, meaning they'd likely be washed away in the event of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Seismologists say there's a 37 percent chance of a major quake along the West Coast in the next fifty years — the kind of quake that hit Japan in 2011.
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Legalized Pot In D.C. A Symbolic Victory For Marijuana Advocates

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's now legal to smoke pot in the nation's capital, but you can't do so in public and you still can't buy it legally. Despite the restrictions that are greater than other jurisdictions that have legalized marijuana, many advocates of the voter-approved law say it is symbolic in many other ways.
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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thursday, February 26, 2015

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.
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Loretta Lynch One Step Closer To Attorney General

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Loretta Lynch's nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney General on Thursday. Next stop: a full Senate vote on confirmation.
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Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A quarter of all countries — home to 75 percent of the world's population — are coping with high levels of religious intolerance, and harassment of Jews has risen for the seventh straight year.
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Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.
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High Court Leans Toward Religious Protection In Headscarf Case

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Did Abercrombie & Fitch violate a prohibition against religious discrimination by not hiring a woman who wears a hijab? The company contends it just has a neutral policy against wearing caps.
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