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More Than Just Cute, Sea Otters Are Superheroes Of The Marsh

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.
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LA's Unclaimed Dead Receive Prayers, And A Final Resting Place

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.
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Exiting Afghanistan, And What We Leave Behind

Sunday, December 14, 2014

NPR reporter Sean Carberry is leaving the Afghanistan bureau in Kabul after more than two years there. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Carberry about how the country has changed in his time there.
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Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.
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'#Blackmendream': Showcasing A Different Side Of Black Manhood

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In Shikeith Cathey's short film, faceless strangers answer questions like "What makes you happy?" and "Do you cry?" The artist says, "These questions, as simple as they are ... they aren't discussed."
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At Dodgers Stadium, Marines Put Boots On The Ground

Sunday, December 14, 2014

This week, the Marines are practicing urban combat training exercises in downtown Los Angeles. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Col. Vance Cryer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit about what they're doing.
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Taking On Racial Profiling With Data

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A year ago, Phillip Atiba Goff, president of UCLA's Center for Policing Equity, started working with police departments to build a database on racial profiling. NPR's Arun Rath talks with him about its progress.
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In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Race is at the forefront of the current debate over police use of deadly force. But one shooting brought attention to another factor at play when police shoot civilians and receive no punishment.
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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A rooster crowing in the dead of night? A sinister ice-cream truck on the streets of Moscow? No, it's the musical automaton clock at the Puppet Theater in Russia.
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Thousands March In Washington For 'Justice For All' Rally

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thousands of people marched on Sunday from downtown Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Capitol, to outline an agenda for addressing police use of force. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Laura Sullivan, who attended the rally.
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Rikers Island Corrections Officer Stands Trial For Inmate's Death

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A New York City corrections officer is on trial in federal court, charged with violating the civil rights of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died after swallowing a packet of detergent used to clean jail cells.
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'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Be it an effects pedal or a hole stabbed in an amp, distortion and sound manipulation have long been part of rock 'n' roll's DNA.
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Ruben Vives, From Undocumented Life To The Pulitzer Prize

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The reporter does not take his position at The Los Angeles Times lightly. He says he pushes himself every day, "for the sake of these people who took a chance on me."
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Adapting 'Inherent Vice' Made Director Feel Like A Student Again

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paul Thomas Anderson is the first to make a novel by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon into a film. He says he studied the book, about a stoner detective, intensely and treated it as his Bible.
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How 'Putin's Kleptocracy' Made His Friends Rich

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Karen Dawisha's new book Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia shows how Russian president Vladimir Putin has enabled his cronies to become enormously wealthy under his kleptocratic rule.
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A Former Guantanamo Bay Lawyer Reacts To Senate 'Torture' Report

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Couch went to Guantanamo Bay to prosecute war criminals, but the brutal interrogations he saw there completely turned him against the process. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Couch.
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LISTEN: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Snubs

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is expected to announce its latest group of inductees this coming week. As usual, many legends will be snubbed.
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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin allowing first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. But critics say the move is risky and could create another housing crisis.
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Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.
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The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

Friday, December 12, 2014

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.
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