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Prosecutor Releases More Documents Related To Ferguson Shooting

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Among the 23 new documents released is an interview by police of Dorian Johnson, the young man who was with Michael Brown on the day he was killed by officer Darren Wilson.

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Staff Picks: Transracial Adoptions, From The Adoptee's View

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Weekend Edition staff have been picking their favorite interviews from 2014. Editor Jordana Hochman and producer Chris Benderev talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about a story of transracial adoption.

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Tenant Blacklist Can Haunt New York Renters For Years

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Disputes between tenants and landlords often end up in the courts. And in New York City, win or lose, tenants may end up with a bad rap that can make it hard to rent again.

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Thousands March Across U.S. Protesting Police Brutality

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the country on Saturday to draw attention to several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

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Protesters Of Police Violence Divided By Generation

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Among the thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the police killings of unarmed black men on Saturday was a generational divide that sometimes became contentious.

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A Mugging, A Marriage, A Movie: A Century Of Bus Rides

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Greyhound turned 100 this year. To celebrate, Weekend Edition listeners share their most memorable bus journeys. Some are bumpy, some are smelly and some are just downright scary.

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All Things Considered

In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Race is at the forefront of the current debate over police use of deadly force. But one shooting brought attention to another factor at play when police shoot civilians and receive no punishment.

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All Things Considered

Thousands March In Washington For 'Justice For All' Rally

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thousands of people marched on Sunday from downtown Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Capitol, to outline an agenda for addressing police use of force. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Laura Sullivan, who attended the rally.

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All Things Considered

Ruben Vives, From Undocumented Life To The Pulitzer Prize

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The reporter does not take his position at The Los Angeles Times lightly. He says he pushes himself every day, "for the sake of these people who took a chance on me."

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All Things Considered

Rikers Island Corrections Officer Stands Trial For Inmate's Death

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A New York City corrections officer is on trial in federal court, charged with violating the civil rights of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died after swallowing a packet of detergent used to clean jail cells.

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Black Fraternities And Sororities Split On Protest Policy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Members of African-American fraternities and sororities are among the thousands of people who have joined recent demonstrations. But some of those groups discourage displaying official gear.

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Dispatches From D.C.'s 'March For Justice'

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Demonstrators gather in the nation's capital to protest the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of white police officers. Here's a look at reports from social media.

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Protesters Rally In 'Justice For All' Marches In 3 Cities

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thousands marched in D.C. and New York and hundreds in Boston, spurred on by anger over the fatal police shootings of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice and the choking death of Eric Garner.

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Government Funding Bill Rolls Back Trucker Rest Requirements

Saturday, December 13, 2014

One of the many policy riders tucked inside the trillion-dollar spending bill reverses a rule that long-haul truckers take two nights off for every 70 hours they drive. Safety groups are angry.

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Forced To Seat Blacks, Ala. Restaurant Complied With History

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fifty years ago Sunday, the Supreme Court told Ollie's Barbecue in Birmingham, Ala., that the government had a right to order it — and all restaurants — to seat African-Americans.

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Outrage Over Chinese Takeout Brings To Mind A Maxim

Saturday, December 13, 2014

When Ben Edelman was overcharged for his takeout, he threatened legal action. After the story went viral, he apologized. It made NPR's Scott Simon wonder if it might be better to be wise than right.

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Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.

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All Things Considered

Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin allowing first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. But critics say the move is risky and could create another housing crisis.

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All Things Considered

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

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Tamir Rice's Death Ruled A Homicide By Medical Examiner

Friday, December 12, 2014

The 12-year-old boy was carrying a replica gun when he was shot by a rookie police officer on Nov. 23. He died a day later. A grand jury will now consider whether to bring charges against the officer.

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