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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Can Top Slugger Joining Cubs End 106 Years Of Sadness?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Top prospect Kris Bryant is set to bat fourth against the Padres Friday in his major league debut, bringing with him hope Chicago may someday soon win another championship.

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Addiction In American History: 14 Vivid Graphs

Friday, April 17, 2015

How certain words related to addictive behavior have shifted over the centuries — in 14 colorful charts.

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Morning Edition

Minn. Town Outraged After Double Dots Over Its Letter 'O' Are Dropped

Friday, April 17, 2015

The new road signs for Lindstrom dropped the diacritical mark over the letter "o" — known as an umlaut. The area has deep Scandinavian roots. The governor intervened, the umlauts will be back.

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Morning Edition

Golden State's Stephen Curry Perfects 3-Pointers

Friday, April 17, 2015

With the NBA playoffs about to begin, the Golden State Warriors have the best record in the league and the most exciting playing style — highlighted by Stephen Curry's long-range shooting.

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Morning Edition

E-Cigarettes Grow In Popularity Among Teen Students, Survey Says

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual youth tobacco survey. Among the findings: The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year.

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Morning Edition

Survivor Tree Stands Strong 20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Today, the so-called Survivor Tree remains as a symbol of hope and resilience after tragedy.

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Morning Edition

Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Friday, April 17, 2015

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 children in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.

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Morning Edition

Boston Marathon Surveillance Raises Privacy Concerns Long After Bombing

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

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Morning Edition

Deaths Of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays'

Friday, April 17, 2015

The recent killings of unarmed black men by police have inspired a Brooklyn theater company to stage new readings of dramas written in the early 1900s about the lynching of African-Americans.

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WikiLeaks Makes It Easy To Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

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All Things Considered

Family Of Unaccounted For USS Oklahoma Sailor Wouldn't 'Let Him Go'

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Edward Hopkins was on the USS Oklahoma when it was attacked in Pearl Harbor, and was one of hundreds buried as an unknown. His family is grateful for the decision to try to ID some of the remains.

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Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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Florida Mailman Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn Charged

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, made his initial appearance in court Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance. He says his flight was a political protest.

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'Mad Cow' Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's only the fourth case of the deadly disease in the U.S. And it has doctors on an international hunt. How did a disease linked to contaminated beef in the U.K. more than a decade ago get to Texas?

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We Might Welcome Robot Lawn Mowers, But Astronomers Aren't So Happy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.

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The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A new poll says Americans think New York is the most corrupt state in the country. But is it? There are lots of ways to calculate it.

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All Things Considered

California Cities Struggle To Enforce Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the state to cut back its water use by 25 percent overall and mandated specific targets for each city.

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All Things Considered

58 Percent Of Bostonians Oppose Death Penalty For Bomber, Poll Finds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A new poll commissioned by member station WBUR looks at Greater Boston's attitudes toward capital punishment as the penalty phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial gets underway.

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Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended by the league last fall amid allegations of child abuse involving his 4-year-old son.

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