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Former Republican Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Brooke was the first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate, serving in the chamber for 13 years. He was a major champion of fair housing laws.

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All Things Considered

A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.

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All Things Considered

Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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From Pulpit To Politics: A Pastor Takes Her Work To The Wider World

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Faith Whitmore says being a Methodist pastor was like running a small business. After 30 years of preaching, she was tired. Now she works on a larger platform as district director for a congressman.

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Needle Exchange Program Creates Black Market In Clean Syringes

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Some drug users in Philadelphia are reselling syringes they get for free at needle exchanges. That's illegal, but researchers say the practice still helps prevent the spread of diseases like HIV.

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Rift Between NYC Mayor And Police Could Become Dangerous

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Tensions between Bill de Blasio and NYPD have spun into a bitter feud. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York Times police reporter David Goodman about what's behind the bad blood.

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7-Year-Old Survives Ky. Plane Crash

Friday, January 02, 2015

The girl walked to a nearby home and reported the crash, which killed the other four people on board.

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All Things Considered

A Battle To Wash Away A Fountain's Controversial Namesake

Friday, January 02, 2015

In Washington, D.C., a local commissioner is working to get Sen. Francis Newlands' name removed from a fountain. Newlands was an outspoken white supremacist who tried to repeal the 15th Amendment.

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All Things Considered

From Jail Cell To Studio: Drug Dealer Becomes Personal Trainer

Friday, January 02, 2015

Coss Marte went from being a drug kingpin to a fitness entrepreneur. The New York City resident calls his exercise plan "prison style" because it is based on his prison workout routine.

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All Things Considered

Some Not-So-Conventional Wisdom About The Next Congress

Friday, January 02, 2015

Will Republicans have to prove they can govern and will Democrats be totally irrelevant? Will the president's veto pen get a workout? Here's a second look at some wisdom about the next Congress.

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All Things Considered

Trial Of Polygraph Critic Renews Debate Over Tests' Accuracy

Friday, January 02, 2015

Doug Williams, one of the country's most vocal critics of the polygraph test, will go on trial in January. For decades, he has helped people "beat" the test by exploiting its shaky science.

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Morning Edition

Couple Marries At Rose Bowl Tailgate

Friday, January 02, 2015

Steven Twomey and Lisa DeFluri altered their wedding plans. They intended to get married on an Oregon beach in July. But when the Oregon Ducks made Thursday's Rose Bowl, they saw their chance.

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Morning Edition

Cat Accidentally Given Away With Sold Mattress

Friday, January 02, 2015

The cat, named Camo, was hiding in the box spring. Social media helped to track the cat down near Portland's airport. He was a little roughed up but he's home now.

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Morning Edition

Outside Agency Expected To Probe Cleveland Police Shooting

Friday, January 02, 2015

Cleveland officials reportedly are in talks to hand over the investigation into the death of Tamir Rice to the county sheriff's office. The 12-year-old was killed while carrying a toy gun in November.

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Morning Edition

Mario Cuomo, Former 3-Term New York Governor, Dies At 82

Friday, January 02, 2015

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died on Thursday, just hours after his son Andrew was sworn in for his own second term as governor of the state. In 1992, Cuomo choose not to run for president.

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Morning Edition

Mario Cuomo Gained Legendary Status Among Democrats

Friday, January 02, 2015

Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor of New York and icon of American liberalism, died on Thursday at the age of 82. Many recall his spell-binding keynote address to the 1984 Democratic convention.

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Morning Edition

Juvenile Incarceration Rates Are Down; Racial Disparities Rise

Friday, January 02, 2015

More young women are being detained, in part, because of truancy, inability to get along with their families, and finding the wrong crowd, even the wrong boyfriends.

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Morning Edition

Undocumented Immigrant Now Feels 'More American'

Friday, January 02, 2015

Last year on a reporting trip, Steve Inskeep met Junior Adriano, a teenager in Texas trying to resolve his legal status. Then, he didn't feel very American. But for Junior today, much has changed.

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Morning Edition

Out Of Tragedy, An Unexpected Connection Is Made

Friday, January 02, 2015

The parents of a 5-year-old boy killed in a car accident have formed a bond with the sister of the woman who drove the speeding car. The couple says their meetings have eased their pain.

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Ohio State Beats Alabama, Will Play Oregon For Championship

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff championship game against Oregon by beating Alabama 42-35. Earlier, Oregon defeated Florida State 59-20.

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