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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Experts Debate Damage To Ecosystem

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.

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Correction: Pulitizer Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block and Robert Siegel correct an error in an earlier piece that said the Charleston Post-Gazette won the 2015 Public Service Pulitzer. It was actually The Post and Courier.

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Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.

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DEA Chief Michele Leonhart To Retire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Drug Enforcement Administration Chief Michele Leonhart will retire. The agency has come under fire because its agents engaged in sex parties with prostitutes overseas and received scant punishment.

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President Obama To Visit Everglades National Park On Earth Day

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

President Obama will honor Earth Day Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, an area greatly affected by climate change. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Florida International University ecologist Evelyn Gaiser about what damage has already been done to the region.

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Researchers Fly Over Shale Fields To Study Air Pollution

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is flying an airborne research lab over oil and gas producing states.

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Baltimore Police Investigate Suspect's Fatal Spinal Cord Injury

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Baltimore Police say they still don't know how a young black man they arrested ended up with a nearly severed spinal cord and eventually died. They're appealing for calm while they investigate.

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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.

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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

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Morning Edition

Roommates Fight Over: Who Is The Greatest NBA Player Ever?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In State College, Pa., two roommates tried to settle that question. They couldn't agree on whether it was Michael Jordan or LeBron James. One of the roommates was arrested for aggravated assault.

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

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Morning Edition

Stories Behind This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. Among the 22 winners were newspapers large and small. We report on three of the stories behind the winning coverage.

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Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.

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ISIS' Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Style Concerns U.S. Authorities

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Federal authorities in Minnesota announced that six young Somali-Americans had been arrested for attempting to travel to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Proposed federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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Ariz. Sheriff Who's Tough On Illegal Immigration Faces Contempt Hearing

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his chief deputy have acknowledged violating a federal judge's orders in a racial profiling lawsuit. A hearing begins to determine the extent of the violations.

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

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