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President Obama To Visit Everglades National Park On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

President Obama will honor Earth Day Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, an area greatly affected by climate change. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Florida International University ecologist Evelyn Gaiser about what damage has already been done to the region.
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Saudi Arabia Says It Is Ending Airstrikes In Yemen

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Saudi Arabia announced a major down-scaling of its airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen Tuesday, which occurred for nearly four weeks.
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Baltimore Police Investigate Suspect's Fatal Spinal Cord Injury

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Baltimore Police say they still don't know how a young black man they arrested ended up with a nearly severed spinal cord and eventually died. They're appealing for calm while they investigate.
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China-Pakistan Deal Highlights Waning U.S. Influence In Region

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

China's President is pledging to invest $46 billion in a corridor across Pakistan linking China with the Middle East. Some analysts say this signifies a decline in America's influence in the region.
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DEA Chief Michele Leonhart To Retire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Drug Enforcement Administration Chief Michele Leonhart will retire. The agency has come under fire because its agents engaged in sex parties with prostitutes overseas and received scant punishment.
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Researchers Fly Over Shale Fields To Study Air Pollution

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is flying an airborne research lab over oil and gas producing states.
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Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos: 'I Was Really Pretty Lost'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michael Angelakos comes to terms with his mental health and dedicates parts of his new album, Kindred, to his wife.
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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.
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Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?
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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.
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Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

Monday, April 20, 2015

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.
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Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.
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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

Monday, April 20, 2015

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.
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'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

Monday, April 20, 2015

On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.
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Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

Monday, April 20, 2015

The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.
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Alex Rodriguez Closes In On 660 Homerun Record Set By Willie Mays

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Mark Feinsand, Yankees beat writer with the New York Daily News, about Alex Rodriguez's game this year and how he is expected to surpass Willie Mays' 660 homerun record.
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Canadians Hope For An End To 22-Year Stanley Cup Drought

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Cameron French, who wrote a story for Reuters about why this may be the year that a Canadian hockey team wins the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993.
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Chinese President Visits Pakistan To Finalize Billion-Dollar Trade Route Plan

Monday, April 20, 2015

China's President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements for a plan that would build $46 billion in infrastructure and energy projects. China aims to create greater land and sea ties with Pakistan in order to strengthen its influence in European and Middle Eastern markets.
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Indiana Governor Extends Public Health Emergency To Fight HIV Outbreak

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Beth Meyerson of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University about the nearly 130 confirmed HIV cases, which are linked to injection drug use.
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European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.
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