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It's Sotomayor V. Roberts In Supreme Court Death Penalty Drama

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Justice Sonia Sotomayor and lawyers arguing in favor of Oklahoma's lethal-injection cocktail got into a clash so pronounced that Chief Justice John Roberts chastised Sotomayor for talking too much.
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Israeli Dads Welcome Surrogate-Born Baby In Nepal On Earthquake Day

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mazel tov, it's a global baby boy! The egg was from a South African donor; the sperm was from Israel. The surrogate mom lived in Nepal. And when the dads came to meet their son, an earthquake struck.
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Palindrome Champ Sees The World Backwards And Forwards

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mark Saltveit who is featured in a short documentary about the World Palindrome Championships, A Man, A Plan, A Palindrome. He will compete in the 2017 championship.
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Floyd Mayweather's Brash Style Has Split Fan Loyalties

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Floyd Mayweather is expected to beat Manny Pacquiao in their much anticipated fight this Saturday in Las Vegas, but many are rooting for him to lose. He is one of boxing's most polarizing figures.
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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Remarks Show Outdated Definition Of Parents

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Joanna L. Grossman, professor of family law at Hofstra University, who says the arguments on gay marriage shed light on outdated ideas about family formation.
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Reporter Jason Rezaian Being Held On 'Accusations,' Brother Says

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Ali Rezaian about his brother Jason, the Washington Post bureau chief in Tehran, Iran, who has been charged in an Iranian court with espionage, among other things.
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Vietnam Native Who Fled Country During War Returns Home

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For the series on Vietnam, tomorrow NPR visits Nguyen Qui Duc, who fled the country before the communist takeover in 1975. He now lives in Hanoi and says he feels more at home than ever.
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A Senator's Effort Helps Bring Home The Last Marines Killed In Vietnam

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, WBUR's Bob Oakes tells the story of Charles McMahon, one of the last Marines to die in Vietnam.
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U.S. Army Veterans, Survivors To Mark 70th Anniversary Of Dachau Liberation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Nazi concentration camp at at Dachau was liberated by U.S. troops 70 years ago Wednesday. Survivors and U.S. Army veterans are gathering at the camp in Germany for a commemoration this weekend.
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Days After Riots, Baltimore Orioles Played With No Fans Present

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Baltimore Orioles played the Chicago White Sox Wednesday with no fans present. The Orioles moved the game time up in order to comply with the city's curfew in the wake of riots.
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Casinos Switch Out Slot Machines For Games Of Skill

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Some casinos are trying a new strategy to attract players. They're switching out games based on luck for games of skill. NPR's Planet Money goes to Atlantic City to try one of these experiments.
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Jean Nidetch, Founder Of Weight Watchers, Dies At 91

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watchers, has died. Nidetch started the program in 1963 after successfully losing weight with diet advice from a local health clinic. She and her partners sold the company in 1978 for $71 million.
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California Observatory Discovers Two Large Planets Orbiting Nearby Star

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Two new large planets have been found orbiting a nearby star. But what makes the discovery interesting is they were found using a telescope at an observatory that was slated to be shuttered.
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Wall Street Journal: FBI Facilitated Ransom Payment For Weinstein

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Adam Entous, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, about his report on the FBI's role in arranging a ransom to al-Qaida to help free hostage Warren Weinstein.
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Rapper Wale Holds Town Hall With Baltimore High School Students

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Students in Baltimore were back in class Wednesday where administrators turned the riots and looting from Monday into a teachable moment. The rapper Wale visited Frederick Douglass High School and held an informal town hall with students in the school library.
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SEC Proposes New Rules For Linking Executive Pay With Firm Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission introduced new rules Wednesday that will make it easier for shareholders to link executive pay with a firm's financial performance.
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Nepali Prime Minister Declares 3 Days Of Mourning Following Quake

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nepal's prime minister declared three days of national mourning after Saturday's earthquake. The death toll could exceed 10,000. For many, the mourning began right after the disaster, but for some families, the search for loved ones continues.
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Baltimore City Council President: 'I Don't Condone' Rioting, Looting

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Bernard C. "Jack" Young, Baltimore City Council president, about his response to the violence this week and whether the city can bring back destroyed businesses.
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Saudi Arabian Monarch Announces Changes To Kingdom's Line Of Succession

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia's new monarch announced a major overhaul in the kingdom's line of succession Wednesday.
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Some Baltimore Residents Say They Don't Trust Police, Politicians

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Residents of Baltimore's impoverished neighborhoods say they don't trust their police force or city officials.
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