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'Rolling Stone' 'Blurred The Lines' In Its Campus Rape Story

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Rolling Stone has backed away from a story that put the University of Virginia under scrutiny. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Emily Renda, who handles sexual misconduct response and prevention at UVA.

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In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

Sunday, December 07, 2014

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

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Police In Other Communities Are Consumed By Ferguson

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Why is there such a divide between police and communities of color? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to high- and low-ranking officers for their views on Ferguson, New York and body cameras.

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GOP Unseats Sen. Mary Landrieu In Louisiana

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday โ€” and by a wide margin.

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A Pop-Up Cafe Caters To Hikers Along The Pacific Crest Trail

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.

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With Kleenex And A Sense Of Awe: Decking Out The White House

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The lucky volunteers who decorate the Executive Mansion with garlands and crystal come from all over the country, bringing their stories as well as their cheer.

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All Things Considered

Police Shootings: Will The Justice Department Step In?

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Protesters and family members of people killed in shootings involving police this year are looking to the Justice Department for relief. NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Carrie Johnson about what to expect.

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All Things Considered

At Funeral For New York Man Shot By Police โ€” More Outrage

Saturday, December 06, 2014

In New York City, a funeral for a man killed by police in Brooklyn was also a forum for people to express outrage over other recent cases of police violence.

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All Things Considered

How The 'Rolling Stone' Story Could Hurt Future Victims

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Rolling Stone has apologized for how it reported a major story on sexual assault at the University of Virginia. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Marybeth Seitz-Brown of Students Active For Ending Rape.

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Should A Criminal Record Come With Collateral Consequences?

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Maurice Alexander was convicted on a misdemeanor charge, and served 10 days in jail. Six years later, it cost him a chance for affordable housing.

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Remembering Rodney King, Southern Calif. Watches Ferguson, NY

Saturday, December 06, 2014

LA's Leimert Park neighborhood saw riots after the Rodney King verdict. Nearby in the Simi Valley, where many in law enforcement live, residents see the recent shootings from their own perspective.

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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.

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New Protests March Through Miami, Target Apple, Macy's In New York

Friday, December 05, 2014

Other protests of recent deaths in police shootings shut down intersections in Boston and Providence, R.I., and marched from Yale Law School in Connecticut to a nearby courthouse.

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After The California Downpour, 'The Drought' Offers Some Dry Reading

Friday, December 05, 2014

It rained in California this week. That might not sound like news, but the state is experiencing a record-setting drought. Jason Heller turns to science fiction to reflect on the strange weather.

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All Things Considered

NAACP-Led Marchers Finish Trek To Jefferson City

Friday, December 05, 2014

Activists completed their more than 120-mile march from Ferguson to the Missouri state capitol building in Jefferson City. Melissa Block speaks to NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.

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All Things Considered

Coming Soon To A Filling Station Near You: $1.99 Gasoline

Friday, December 05, 2014

OnCue in Oklahoma City was the first place in the country to drop its price per gallon below $2. Several other cities are likely to get similarly cheap gas soon, an expert says.

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Like Michael Brown And Eric Garner, Akai Gurley's Death Inspires Anger

Friday, December 05, 2014

Akai Gurley was killed in a darkened stairway by a rookie cop who said his gun discharged accidentally. A grand jury is expected to consider charges against the officer.

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Delivering Health Care To The Uninsured For $15 A Pop

Friday, December 05, 2014

How do you get dental care or new glasses when you don't have insurance and you live hours from medical facilities? Usually, you don't. A documentary tells the story of a group trying to change that.

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All Things Considered

Minneapolis Widow Remembers Her Husband, 'Spider-Man'

Friday, December 05, 2014

Aaron Purmort was a mild-mannered art director by day, crime-fighting superhero by night. He was, in fact, Spider-Man. At least, that's what Purmort and his wife, Nora, would have you believe.

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All Things Considered

'Rolling Stone' Walks Back On Sexual Assault Story At UVA

Friday, December 05, 2014

A Rolling Stone magazine story about a frat house gang rape rocked the academic world and sparked serious discussion about sexual assault is now being walked back. We hear reaction from the campus.

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