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Some Accused Of Sexual Assault On Campus Say System Works Against Them

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Young men in colleges across the country say they're being falsely accused of campus sexual assault and treated unfairly in a rush to judgment.

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Morning Edition

Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Volunteers are combing through old ships' logbooks for the Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.

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MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.

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All Things Considered

Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.

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All Things Considered

Homes On The Grange: The Storied Tents Of A Pa. Fair

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Grange Fair of central Pennsylvania harkens back to the days of the region's rural farming in the 19th century. Beyond the trappings of the typical fair, WPSU's Emily Reddy reports that families bring nearly a thousand tents to live in during the fair — many of which have been passed down through the generations.

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All Things Considered

For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Men's rights movement leaders say they're pushing back against the excesses of feminism and highlighting the problems of men and boys. Critics argue that misogyny is lurking just below the surface.

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Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.

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Morning Edition

Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Doug Wilkey of Dunedin, Fla., tried to shut down the stand as an illegal business. The Tampa Bay Times reports officials were tipped off that Wilkey may have a home business without a license.

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Morning Edition

Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Workers want to tear down a span of the old Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Francisco. Transportation officials say cormorants are nesting on the span, and efforts to shoo them away have failed so far.

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Morning Edition

Jihadi Recruiters Taylor Their Message To Online Trends

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to a Haras Rafiq, a counter extremism expert about how Jihadi recruiters convince young men in Britain and the U.S. to go and fight for ISIS.

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Morning Edition

Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Atlantic City is losing two casinos this week. One factor is competition. There are more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. Maryland opened its fifth casino last week.

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Morning Edition

Obama Fires Opening Salvo In Fall Congressional Campaign

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.

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Morning Edition

Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

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All Things Considered

As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere

Monday, September 01, 2014

Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.

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All Things Considered

Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids

Monday, September 01, 2014

All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.

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All Things Considered

40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Monday, September 01, 2014

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.

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The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct

Monday, September 01, 2014

Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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All Things Considered

To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds

Monday, September 01, 2014

Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.

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Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors

Monday, September 01, 2014

The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.

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