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Study Finds The Poor Subject To Unfair Fines, Driver's License Suspensions

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The report says many of the police and court practices highlighted in a recent federal investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., police department occur in California as well.

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PHOTO: Vice President Biden Steals A Baby's Pacifier

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Joe Biden has recently made headlines for getting a little too touchy with a cabinet member's wife. Now, a picture posted by Georgina Bloomberg shows Biden with her son's pacifier in his mouth.

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PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people and destroyed dozens of homes.

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Officer In S.C. Shooting Previously Accused Of Using Excessive Force

Thursday, April 09, 2015

An inquiry exonerated Michael Slager of claims he used excessive force against an unarmed man he thought was a suspect. Slager was charged with murder this week for killing an unarmed man.

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Is The NRA Really Banning Guns At Its Convention?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Attendees with permits can carry guns at the convention hall in Nashville, Tenn., but not at an arena across the street. Firing pins will be removed from display guns — just like at other gun shows.

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Sabra Hummus Announces A Recall Over Listeria Fears

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The national recall covers several products with a "best by" date of May 11 or May 15. The products are predominantly the "Classic" variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.

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Secret Service Supervisor Put On Leave After Assault Accusation

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A senior manager is on leave from the Secret Service, after an employee he supervised reportedly told investigators that he assaulted her by making forceful and unwelcome sexual advances.

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White House Says It Supports Efforts To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Responding to an online petition seeking the ban, the White House said that science overwhelmingly demonstrates that conversion therapy hurts gay and transgender minors.

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Man Who Filmed S.C. Shooting: 'You Pay For Your Decisions In This Life'

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Feidin Santana said he was walking to work when he witnessed the confrontation. He turned over the video because Walter Scott's family deserved the truth.

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All Things Considered

Icy Traffic Jam On Lake Superior Has 18 Ships Stuck

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Pickup truck-size ice chunks have left the freight ships stuck in Lake Superior. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent in icebreakers to help the ships get through.

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USPS Picks Perfect Line For Maya Angelou Stamp — If Only It Were Hers

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A limited-edition stamp from the U.S. Postal Service, which was intended to honor the late poet, bears a quote that was actually written by a different author.

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'I Was Sickened By What I Saw,' Police Chief Says Of S.C. Shooting

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Discussing the case of a North Charleston, S.C., officer shooting an unarmed man in the back, police chief Eddie Driggers said Wednesday, "I have been praying for peace."

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'Definite Evidence' Of Alien Life Within 20-30 Years, NASA Chief Scientist Says

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."

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Boston Marathon Bombing Jury Finds Tsarnaev Guilty On All Counts

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The twin bombings in 2013, carried out by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded. Seventeen of the counts can carry the death penalty.

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NFL Makes It Official: Sarah Thomas Is First Woman To Be A Full-Time Ref

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. She has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.

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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The deal would put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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'My Heart Was Broken,' Says Father Of S.C. Man Slain By Police

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Police Officer Michael Slager now faces a murder charge in the death of Walter Scott, who was unarmed and running away from Slager when he was shot multiple times.

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John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.

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Ferguson Voters Elect 2 Black Members To City Council

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

In a first, the six-member City Council in Ferguson, Mo., is now half white and half black. Voter turnout was reported at 30 percent in the majority-black community.

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Morning Edition

Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Deal Provide Fuel For Critics

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The president is trying to persuade Republicans and other skeptics to support the nuclear framework agreement with Iran. But he may have harmed his own cause.

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