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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.
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Brelo Verdict Shows The Difficulty In Applying Use Of Force Standards

Monday, May 25, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Michael Benza, law professor at Case Western Reserve University, about what questions remain after Cleveland officer Michael Brelo was acquitted of manslaughter.
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Hollywood Promises Summer Of Blockbusters, And Could Deliver

Monday, May 25, 2015

NPR's Bob Mondello offers a preview of some of the summer's potential blockbusters, including Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and several show business documentaries.
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Officer's Acquittal Highlights Tense Police, Community Relations In Cleveland

Monday, May 25, 2015

There were relatively peaceful protests after a white police officer in Cleveland was acquitted Saturday in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists in a barrage of police gunfire in 2012.
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Left Turns Cause A Quarter Of All Pedestrian Crashes In U.S.

Monday, May 25, 2015

One of the biggest problems with left turns is that the turning driver has a green light when pedestrians have a walk light. Changes in how cars are built have also created more blind spots.
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'Kiss Everybody': Voice Mails Live On After Parents Are Gone

Monday, May 25, 2015

Writer Charles Ornstein's parents endure in many forms, he says. Most of those, he doesn't carry in his pocket. But the voice mails — those unscripted moments of everyday life — he does.
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Why Have We Stopped Building War Memorials?

Monday, May 25, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Kurt Piehler, director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, about the history of and decline in war memorials.
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'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

Monday, May 25, 2015

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.
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Oil Boom Brings Diversity To States Out West

Monday, May 25, 2015

Wyoming has long been one of the whitest states in the country, but over the last few years its black population has more than doubled. African-Americans still make up a tiny percentage of the state's population, but the substantial shift is largely a result of the oil boom of the last few years. But with oil prices so low, layoffs are looming.
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In Drought-Ridden Taiwan, Residents Adapt To Life With Less Water

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Taiwan, businesses and residents have been learning to adapt to life with less water. The island country is coping with its worst drought in decades.
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Computers Judge What Makes The Perfect Radio Voice

Monday, May 25, 2015

A few weeks ago, All Tech Considered asked the audience to send voice samples to analyze. Those samples were put through an algorithm to figure out what kind of voice would make an appealing radio host. NPR's Audie Cornish explains how this experiment turned out.
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After Fall Of Ramadi, Iraqi Troops Hope For More U.S. Support

Monday, May 25, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris about how the city of Ramadi, Iraq, fell to the self-declared Islamic State. She says Iraqi troops in the city were worn down.
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Flash Flooding Races Through Texas, Oklahoma After Record Rainfall

Monday, May 25, 2015

Severe storms are creating massive flooding in Texas, Oklahoma and throughout the Great Plains. Meteorologists say this downpour most likely ended the years long drought for that portion of the West — but it comes at a high cost.
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In California, Technology Makes Droughtshaming Easier Than Ever

Monday, May 25, 2015

As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.
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Review: 'In The Beginning,' Wes Montgomery

Monday, May 25, 2015

A new anthology called In the Beginning chronicles the sound of Wes Montgomery, one of the most influential guitar players of all time, in his early years.
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World Health Organization Considers Measures To Quicken Outbreak Response

Monday, May 25, 2015

The consensus is that the World Health Organization's performance on Ebola was miserable. At the agency's annual meeting, the WHO is set to adopt reforms to make sure what happened with Ebola doesn't happen again.
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FEMA To Allow Superstorm Sandy Victims To Review Flood Claims

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allowing more than 140,000 victims to review claims if they feel insurance companies shortchanged them.
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Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

Monday, May 25, 2015

Every year, a history teacher in Columbus, Miss., takes high schoolers to the local cemetery. There, they tell the stories of those who are buried, and learn more about their own place in the world.
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For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

Monday, May 25, 2015

They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.
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Colleges To Students: Don't Trash Those Dorm Castoffs! Donate!

Monday, May 25, 2015

As college students leave for the summer, many just throw away what they can't fit in the car for the ride home. But some schools are trying to find a new home for those campus castoffs.
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