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Bulk Collection Debate Highlights Need To Revise Patriot Act

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, who says the debate in Congress over the NSA's bulk collection program shows the Patriot Act needs to be revised.
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Gyrocopter Pilot Calls Capitol Flight An Act Of Civil Disobedience

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Douglas Hughes, the mailman who flew a gyrocopter to the Capitol to raise alarms about the surge in political money, appeared in court Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted him on six charges.
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Maryland Drops Parallel Parking From Driver's License Test

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Maryland has dropped the requirement that drivers must take a parallel parking test, joining a handful of other states who have eliminated the test. People share their tricks to parallel parking.
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New York City Launches 'Day Of Action' To Educate Nail Salon Workers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New York City authorities Thursday launched a single "day of action" to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.
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Irish Voters Prepare To Decide On Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ireland could make history Friday when voters decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage. It would be a striking change for a country where abortion is still outlawed and divorce was only legalized in the mid-1990s.
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Letters: Netanyahu Suspends Segregated Bus Program, Graphic Novels

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish respond to listener letters about the origins of the graphic novel. Also a correction in an interview Wednesday about a scrapped plan to segregate Israeli buses.
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Senate Advances Bill To Give Obama 'Fast-Track' Trade Authority

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Senate is trying to wrap up its business before leaving Washington, D.C., for a week-long recess. That includes considering a bill to give President Obama expanded authority on trade.
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Boy Scouts' President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Not Sustainable

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on openly gay adult leaders cannot be sustained — a move that could open the door to ending the policy.
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Freshman Representatives Reflect On First Few Months In Office

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to freshman members of the 114th Congress, Rep. Ruben Gallego and Rep. Mimi Walters, four months after their swearing in.
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Macedonians, Ethnic Albanians Unite Over Effort to Oust Prime Minister

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Macedonia escaped largely unscathed from the ethnic violence that defined the breakup of Yugoslavia. But the country's Slavs and Albanians live largely separate and unequal lives, until now.
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Veto Expected After Nebraska Lawmakers Vote To Abolish Death Penalty

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Bill Kelly, a reporter with NET, Nebraska's Public Broadcasting Network, about the Nebraska legislature's vote Wednesday to abolish the death penalty.
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Santa Barbara Oil Spill Adds To Pipeline Operator's Dismal Safety Record

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Texas-based Plains All American Pipeline is reported to have a number of previous infractions. One of the company's pipelines also spilled an estimated 10,000 gallons near Los Angeles a year ago.
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China Kicks Off 'Great Leap Forward' On The Soccer Field

Thursday, May 21, 2015

China is rolling out an ambitious soccer program. President Xi Jinping is reported to be a big fan who wants China to win a World Cup. Critics say there's too much emphasis on quick results.
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Coded Talk About Assisted Suicide Can Leave Families Confused

Thursday, May 21, 2015

In veiled conversations, some doctors may explain to dying patients how to hasten death. But overwhelmed families are left with profound questions and the feeling that no one can answer them.
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You And Yeast Have More In Common Than You Might Think

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Genetically, at least, not that much has changed in the billion years since you two last shared a relative. Roughly half the 500 genes yeast need for life are interchangeable with the human versions.
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Mathias Eick's 'Midwest': A Musical Landscape

Thursday, May 21, 2015

After a tour through the Upper Midwest, the trumpeter pays tribute to the Norwegian settlers' arrival on the American plains with his new album, Midwest.
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He Calmed Kandahar. But At What Cost?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq has imposed control on the city where the Taliban were born. He's been praised by the U.S. and the Afghan leadership, but his forces have also been accused of human rights abuses.
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Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."
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Chipping Away At The Mystery Of The Oldest Tools Ever Found

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

How do you prove a rock was actively shaped and used as a tool more than 3 million years ago? Scientists found a kit of more than 140 artifacts in one spot and say the tools' crafters were pre-human.
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For Israel, Soccer Becomes A Geopolitical Football

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The head of FIFA visited Israel and the West Bank this week, where Palestinians are petitioning to expel Israel from soccer's governing body — and its biggest international tournaments.
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