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Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

Friday, May 01, 2015

On Friday, Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. She is charging the city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Virtual Readings For Baltimore's Freddie Gray

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Here are some words from novelists, poets and rappers that folks are sharing on social media to make sense of what's going on in Baltimore.

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Fresh Air

From TED Talks To Taco Bell, Abuzz With Silicon Valley-Style 'Disruption'

Monday, April 27, 2015

Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. "Disrupt" may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?

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Morning Edition

Same-Sex Supreme Court Case Raises Political Issues

Monday, April 27, 2015

Public opinion on the subject of gay marriage has changed dramatically, and it will be interesting to see how the Republican presidential contenders come down on the issue.

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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.

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Morning Edition

Clinton Returns To New Hampshire, Site Of 2008 Comeback

Monday, April 20, 2015

After talking to voters in Iowa last week, Hillary Clinton will be in New Hampshire, where she already has 19 paid staffers. She wants to tell voters the election is about them — it's not about her.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does It Take To Feel Secure?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier says there's a big difference between feeling secure and being secure. He explains why we worry about unlikely dangers while ignoring more probable risks.

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Morning Edition

Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

Friday, April 17, 2015

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.

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The 'Justified' Finale Brings An End To Another TV Western

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.

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'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The name "Clinton" remains magic for many Americans who got jobs, bought homes and invested savings in the 1990s. But key elements of "Clintonomics" may not be popular with today's Democratic voters.

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With A Handshake And More, Obama Shifts U.S.-Latin America Policy

Monday, April 13, 2015

The president made history by shaking hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas. There was less talk about the drug trade and the military, and more talk about economic opportunity.

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All Things Considered

Rubio's Path To The Nomination, And 3 Obstacles In His Way

Monday, April 13, 2015

The junior Republican senator from Florida is expected to jump into the race for the presidency Monday. He has some strengths — but also some hurdles to overcome.

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'Nurse Jackie' Ends As TV's Most Honest Depiction Of Addiction

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.

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All Things Considered

'Game Of Thrones' And 'Veep' Anchor HBO's Killer Sunday Lineup

Friday, April 10, 2015

HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on television this spring.

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Like Father, Like Son? Not Exactly When It Comes To Rand And Ron Paul

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Ron Paul laid the groundwork for his son's political rise. But Rand is making it very clear — this is not his father's campaign.

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Can Libertarian Rand Paul Win A Republican Primary?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

As Paul embarks on a presidential campaign, he doesn't fit into the mold of either party neatly. Especially on foreign policy, the Kentucky senator faces a challenge.

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Way More College Students Are Studying Korean. Is 'Hallyu' The Reason?

Friday, April 03, 2015

Overall, college students aren't enrolling in foreign language classes as much as they used to. But more people are enrolling in Korean language classes.

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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Friday, April 03, 2015

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.

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What China Can Teach The World About Successful Health Care

Friday, April 03, 2015

From free, universal care to for-profit hospitals, China has tried out radically different health care systems in the past 60 years. So what works — and doesn't work — for 1.3 billion people?

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If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

Friday, April 03, 2015

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.

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