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Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Monday, April 27, 2015

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.

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Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

Monday, April 27, 2015

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, we know a good deal about the justices' views already.

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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Too Scared To Talk To Police, Stalker's Victims Open Up In 'Grim Sleeper'

Monday, April 27, 2015

From 1985 to 2002, a series of killings struck South Central Los Angeles. A new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, explores the 25 years it took for police to arrest a man they say is the killer.

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Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

Monday, April 27, 2015

James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. Two key questions remain: Was Holmes insane, and should he be put to death?

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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

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2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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Detroit Bulks Up With New Classic Muscle Cars

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s, with their oversized engines and racing stripes, hit the skids when oil prices soared. But in Detroit, some are calling now the new golden era of the muscle car.

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Baltimore Protests Turn Violent

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A week of peaceful protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, a young African-American man, turned violent Saturday. Police arrested twelve people for destroying property and other crimes.

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In San Jose, The Public Has An Eye On Police Conduct

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Judge LaDoris Cordell is the independent police auditor for the city of San Jose, Calif. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how civilian review of the police works in her town.

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In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat At The Exhibits

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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After Baltimore March, Clashes Between Protesters, Police

Saturday, April 25, 2015

People gathered in the city's streets in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest. Later, protests took a violent turn at Camden Yards.

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All Things Considered

Questioning The Black Male Experience In America

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of "Question Bridge: Black Males," an award-winning, multimedia art project.

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To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

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Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Finds A Better Life In PR

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.

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Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe.

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