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Latest Protests Keep Attention On Police Killings Of Unarmed Minorities

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It was a day of demonstrations in cities across the nation on Tuesday. The turnout and tone of the protests, organized with the Black Lives Matter movement, were varied.
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Clinton Tours Iowa; Begins Outlining 4 Pillars Of Her Campaign

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton says she's running for president because "Americans and their families need a champion." She's trying to convey that message on her first trip to Iowa since announcing her candidacy.
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Educators Sentenced To Jail In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jail terms were given to most Atlanta educators, who were convicted this month of conspiring to cheat on state tests to earn raises and bonuses. Steve Inskeep talks to Rachel Aviv of The New Yorker.
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Updated Driving Advice: A Better Way To Grip The Steering

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On Tuesday's program, we offered some tried but apparently no longer true advice for listeners who drive. We explain why "9 and 3" is the new "10 and 2."
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Obama, Senate Compromise Gives Congress A Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Senate committee voted for a bill that gives Congress a review of the Iran nuclear accord. The president had threatened to veto such a bill but it was amended to address some of his objections.
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Obama: Iranian-Backed Fighters Must Respect Iraq's Sovereignty

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In a meeting with Iraq's prime minister at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama had a warning for Iran — as that country wades into the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq.
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A Decade After Blowing The Whistle On The FBI, Vindication

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an all but empty office. The Justice Department eventually determined the FBI had retaliated against him.
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As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baseball players' arms are becoming more like football players' heads — subject to frequent injury and in need of immobilizing surgery.
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The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.
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Radio Connects North Dakota Residents Divided On Gay Rights

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Radio is king in North Dakota. Morning Edition talks to a liberal radio host and a conservative small business owner who listens to him — though he doesn't always like what he hears.
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Marathon Bombing Survivors Face A World That Still Feels Out Of Control

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.
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Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, based simply on when their land was first irrigated.
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Who Was John Wilkes Booth Before He Became Lincoln's Assassin?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's death, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne and historian Terry Alford explore John Wilkes Booth's life, and how the assassination affected his family.
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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country is weighing the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.
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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.
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Ukulele Orchestra Tries To Break Record

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Over the weekend, 4,750 ukulele players traveled from all over French Polynesia to Tahiti to play "Bora Bora E." The attempt is being verified to see if the record was broken
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Driver Safety Tip: Don't Smoke Around Gunpowder

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Joseph T. Brennan Jr. survived an explosion in his car. He lit a cigarette while driving with gunpowder in the front seat. The Boston Globe quoted the injured man saying he had no "malicious" plans.
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Revisiting The Night Abraham Lincoln Was Shot 150 Years Ago

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln. Renee Montagne talks to author James Swanson at Ford's Theatre. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 12, 2009 on Morning Edition).
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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.
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Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
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