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Attorney General To Employees: You Can't Solicit Prostitutes, Ever

Friday, April 10, 2015

The memo follows an Inspector General report that found Drug Enforcement agents had "sex parties" in Colombia with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels.

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#NPRreads: In Defense Of California And Wearing The Same Thing To Work Daily

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week, we highlight an Internet confessional of a woman who decided to do like men: wear the same outfit to work every day. We also baseball and fancy food at schools.

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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

Friday, April 10, 2015

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild-to-moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region have forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Trials & Tribunes

Friday, April 10, 2015

With the American History Guys

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Tiny Territories Mingle At MicroCon; Passports Optional

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the first gathering of its kind, representatives from such micronations as Molossia, Slabovia and Westarctica will attend Saturday's meeting at the Anaheim Central Library in California.

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Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Bid On Sunday

Friday, April 10, 2015

NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.

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80 Municipal Courts In St. Louis County Change Fees After Criticism

Friday, April 10, 2015

The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.

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Huge Tornadoes Tear Through Illinois And The Midwest

Friday, April 10, 2015

The tornado was so massive and the damage so extensive that in some areas, plows had to push debris off the streets so emergency crews could reach survivors.

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Security Guard Dies After Being Shot At U.S. Census Bureau In Maryland

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A security guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquartered in Suitland, Md., was shot and killed by a gunman. The incident resulted in a police chase, which ended in gunfire in Washington, D.C.

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Biden Says ISIS 'No Longer On The Move' In Iraq

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman offers this analysis of the vice president's speech Thursday on U.S. Iraq policy.

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S.C. Dashcam Video: A Broken Tail Light, A Routine Traffic Stop, A Fleeing Man

Thursday, April 09, 2015

North Charleston Officer Michael Slager can be seen stopping Walter Scott. Slager shot and killed Scott — an incident captured in a separate video. Slager has been charged with the killing and fired.

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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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