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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.

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Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.

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Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Jamestown, Va., claims to be "America's First Region," but St. Augustine, Fla., turns 450 this year, making it the U.S.'s oldest continuous European settlement, a title residents are quick to defend.

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Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.

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Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.

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All Things Considered

New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Friday, February 27, 2015

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den

Friday, February 27, 2015

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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All Things Considered

Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution."

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What Do Conservatives Want For 2016? We Asked

Friday, February 27, 2015

Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference say they want the next president to focus on bipartisanship, faith, security and lower taxes.

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In The South, Way More People Are Identifying As Both Black And White

Friday, February 27, 2015

Data from the 2010 Census show that the number is rising fastest in Southern states, and among toddlers.

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Parents Choose A Simple Device To Reshape A Baby's Ear

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sometimes a baby's outer ear may be a tad misshapen. Surgery can help later on, but a plastic mold makes the most of the fact that a newborn's ears are pliable. They can reshape within weeks.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Friday, February 27, 2015

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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Even If Chicago 'Black Site' Story Is A Stretch, It Stirred Up Bad Memories

Friday, February 27, 2015

While The Guardian's report on an alleged Chicago police "black site" has been challenged by other media, it recalls the "bad old days" of police torture under ex-commander Jon Burge.

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Morning Edition

Nation Riveted By Llamas On The Loose

Friday, February 27, 2015

Two llamas in Phoenix escaped and TV choppers went live. When they were safely lassoed, Arizona Sen. John McCain tweeted: "Glad that #LlamaDrama 2015 has been peacefully resolved!"

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Morning Edition

House Not Quite Ready To 'Suck It Up' Over Homeland Security Funding

Friday, February 27, 2015

For a few days now, most Senate Republicans have come to terms with how this story would end. But the House has a new plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security for just three weeks.

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Morning Edition

Task Force Proposes Fracking Rules To Colorado Governor

Friday, February 27, 2015

The group has been meeting for months to find compromise on whether local governments should be given more say when drilling is proposed near residential and urban areas.

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Morning Edition

Slurpee Waves Roll Ashore On Nantucket's Coast

Friday, February 27, 2015

In Massachusetts, where it's been very cold, the waves coming ashore on the island of Nantucket are partially frozen. Photographs of the waves make it seem like a big Slurpee is about to hit land.

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Morning Edition

CPAC Attendees Hear From GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Friday, February 27, 2015

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is a draw for some 10,000 activists. Would-be GOP presidential candidates are differentiating themselves from others who may run.

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Morning Edition

White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns that low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

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Morning Edition

'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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