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Yemen Crisis Creates Even Tougher Challenge For U.S. In Middle East

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with R. Nicholas Burns, a professor at Harvard University's School of Government, who says that the U.S. has a tough challenge in the region as four states are in crisis.
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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push for new restrictions around power plant emissions.
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Julian Koenig, Well-Known Adman, Named Earth Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR remembers Julian Koenig, the longtime adman who coined some of the catchiest phrases in the business and named Earth Day.
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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could ride on a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.
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Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.
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Friday Marks Centennial Of Armenian Mass Killings During World War I

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Peter Balakian, author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, about the anniversary of the mass killing of Armenians during World War I.
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Closing Arguments Begin In AIG Bailout Case

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Closing arguments begin Wednesday in the American International Group bailout case. AIG shareholders claim the government overstepped its authority when it seized the company in a financial rescue.
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Civilians Condemn Airstrikes For Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yemenis whose lives have been torn apart by factional fighting and the Saudi-led bombing campaign hope for relief.
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Migrants Fleeing Violence Dock At Sicilian Port Of Augusta

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A ship carrying nearly 450 migrants docked at the Italian port of Augusta Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration says many migrants are families fleeing the conflict in Syria.
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Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Less than a week after union members in LA overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to make small theaters pay their performers minimum wage, Actors' Equity decided to go ahead and implement it anyway. Many say the move could force many 99-seat theaters in LA to close.
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California Senate Committee Approves Bill Removing Vaccine Exemptions

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.
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National Guard Members Face Challenges In Seeking Help For PTSD

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NPR explores the National Guard after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and what happens when soldiers in the guard are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full time with his elderly mother.
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Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.
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Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.
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Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.
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At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.
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Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?
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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
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