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Politics In The News: Republican Presidential Field Gets Crowded

Monday, May 18, 2015

GOP presidential hopefuls converged in Iowa for the Lincoln Day Dinner. More candidates are entering the presidential race, in part, because there is no obvious next-in-line for the GOP nomination.
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Sen. Graham To Announce In June If He's Joining GOP Presidential Race

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was in Iowa over the weekend for the state GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. In all, 11 official or likely presidential hopefuls were there.
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How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

Monday, May 18, 2015

Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power โ€” meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over big U.S. movies.
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Ways To Avoid Community Violence After Local Police Encounters

Monday, May 18, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks to Scott Thomson, chief of police in Camden County, New Jersey, and Sue Rahr, director of Washington state's police academy, about changing officers' attitudes about use of force.
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Amtrak Victims Remembered During Memorial Service

Monday, May 18, 2015

Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York is resuming Monday. Service shut down last Tuesday after train 188 derailed in Philadelphia. Sunday night, a service was held for the victims.
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Cleveland Braces For Verdict In 2012 Police Shooting

Monday, May 18, 2015

As the verdict nears in the racially charged case, city officials hope to avoid violence. They've reached out to civic and religious groups for constructive dialogue to help ward off potential unrest.
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Rohingya Migrants Left Out At Sea, No Country Will Allow Them Ashore

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rohingya Muslims are fleeing their homeland of Myanmar but no country will take them in. Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Smith of Fortify Rights, a nonprofit watchdog that documents Rohingyas' plight.
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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

Monday, May 18, 2015

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
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ISIS Takes Control Of Ramadi, Key Iraqi City

Monday, May 18, 2015

The so-called Islamic State, also known as Isis, seized Ramadi after government forces left their positions. The action came despite U.S. airstrikes and efforts of Iraqi ground forces to repel ISIS.
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Hundreds Of 'Kayaktivists' In Seattle Protest Shell's Arctic Drilling

Monday, May 18, 2015

Seattle will be home port to a large Shell Oil Arctic drilling platform when it's not up in the Arctic Ocean. But the city and many residents aren't happy about it. The crowd chanted, "Shell No."
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It's Not A Come-On From A Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.
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Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

Monday, May 18, 2015

After swapping hearing aids for a cochlear implant, Sam Swiller's taste in music shifted dramatically, from grunge rock to folk. Now scientists are trying to improve how implants relay music.
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In Seoul, Kerry Calls N. Korea Provocations 'Egregious,' 'Reckless'

Monday, May 18, 2015

America's top diplomat says North Korea's muscle flexing on the Korean peninsula may lead to further international sanctions โ€” and possibly a referral to the International Criminal Court.
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9 Dead After Shootout Between Rival Biker Gangs In Central Texas

Monday, May 18, 2015

Bystanders fled for safety during the shootout at a busy restaurant in Waco shortly after noon on Sunday. The number of injured is unknown.
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Political Science Professor's Name Added To Presidential Survey

Friday, May 15, 2015

Emily Farris teaches at Texas Christian University. She joked her name should be added to a presidential survey. Public Policy Polling added it, and she's doing better than N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.
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Despite Listeria Warnings Recalled Ice Cream Shows Up Online

Friday, May 15, 2015

Blue Bell Creameries recalled all of its products last month after a listeria outbreak. A few weeks ago, tubs of Cookies and Cream and Dutch Chocolate appeared on eBay. They're still up on Craiglist.
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U.S. Raises Opposition To China's Moves In South China Sea

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Obama administration says China is making aggressive grabs for disputed islands in the South China Sea. The mounting tensions loom large as Secretary of State John Kerry visits China this weekend.
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SEC Investigates Bogus Bid For Avon

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission received notice from a company calling itself PTG Capital that it intended to buy the cosmetics retailer. The only problem: no such company exists.
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Aid Workers Ramp Up Efforts In Nepal Before Monsoon Season

Friday, May 15, 2015

With Nepal suffering its second massive earthquake in a month, Steve Inskeep learns about the impact on the ground from Caroline Brennan, an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services.
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1921 Matisse, 'Seated Woman,' To Be Reunited With Rosenberg Heirs

Friday, May 15, 2015

In Germany, a Matisse painting is being returned to Paul Rosenberg's family. It was one of more than 400 paintings stolen by the Nazis from the "first family" of art in Paris in the '20s and '30s.
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