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4 Hot-Button Kids' Books From The '50s

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.

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Clinton Charms DREAMers On Immigration

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Speaking in Las Vegas, she said it was time to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally and that she could go "even further" than Obama's controversial executive actions.

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Morning Edition

Despite Being Stabbed, Pizza Deliverer Follows Through On Order

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Josh Lewis was making a delivery to a hospital when he was carjacked. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that while being treated for stab wounds, he called the pizzeria for a fresh delivery.

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World War II Vet Fights Robber Off With His Cane

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Arthur Kamberis was part of the invasion of Okinawa. The robber reached for his wallet but Kamberis wasn't going to give that up — not with pictures of his grandchildren inside.

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Chicago Set To Create Reparation Fund For Victims Of Police Torture

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Officers on the South Side are believed to have brutally abused hundreds in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The council vote will set aside $5.5 million for the victims and provide education and counseling.

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Morning Edition

On Her First Official Trip As Attorney General, Lynch Goes To Baltimore

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with police, community leaders and the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died a week after being arrested by police.

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Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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Clinton Tells 'Dreamers' She Backs Path To Citizenship

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton went to a high school in Las Vegas on Tuesday and said it was time to provide immigrants in the country illegally with a path to citizenship.

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Texas Governor Backtracks After Pentagon Denies Takeover Plot

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military training exercises scheduled for his state. Some had feared the government was preparing to impose martial law in Texas.

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Morning Edition

Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Panera on Tuesday announced it is dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. Nestle, Hershey and Kraft are also eliminating or cutting back on additives.

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Baseball's Royals Keep Running Afoul Of Unwritten Rules

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Kansas City Royals were the underdogs in last season's World Series. This year, the team's season has been marred by brawls, suspensions and batters hit intentionally.

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The Future Of Massachusett's Offshore Wind Farm Is Uncertain

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Officials in Massachusetts bet big on wind energy, sinking $113 million into a waterfront terminal designed to serve the new industry off the New England coast. But Cape Wind is all but dead.

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How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute about what he calls "government-sponsored segregation," and how it has led to police-community tensions.

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Athletes Want To Talk To Fans Without Meddlesome Sports Journalists

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Retired baseball player Derek Jeter is leading the charge to find ways for players to speak to fans without media middlemen.

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6 Words: 'My Name Is Jamaal ... I'm White'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Jamaal Allan is a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. People make assumptions based on his name alone, and that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

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Morning Edition

What Happens In Vegas Includes Crowded, Struggling Schools

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Teachers, students and administrators are stretched thin by serious overcrowding. The city could add 32 schools tomorrow and every one would be filled to capacity.

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Justice Dept. Criticizes Punishments For Agents Linked To Student's Detention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In 2012, Daniel Chong spent more than four days in a cell without food and water because agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration forgot about him. The agents were suspended for up to seven days.

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Clinton 'War Room' Pushback And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Hillary Clinton's campaign went into overdrive Tuesday, trying to minimize damage from a new book that delves into Clinton foundation fundraising — and it's not using the typical channels to do so.

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All Things Considered

Self-Declared Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Texas Shooting

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the Washington Post's Adam Goldman about the two men who opened fire in Garland, Texas, Sunday outside an exhibit of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

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All Things Considered

Texas Shooting Sheds Light On Murkiness Between Free, Hate Speech

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The organizers of Sunday's contest for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad specifically chose Garland, Texas, for their event. The Curtis Culwell Center also hosted a Muslim group's meeting in January.

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