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One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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Making Sure Those Walking Horses Aren't Hurting Horses

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Animal rights groups say Tennessee walking horses' distinctive high-stepping gait is partly the result of trainers hurting the animals. This year, a major show is testing to try and curb abuse.

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When A Mayor Moved To The Cabrini-Green Projects

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chicago's Circle Interchange highway loop was renamed after Jane Byrne this week, the city's first and only female mayor. Scott Simon talks with Kathy Byrne about her mother's legacy.

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The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch is shedding its traditional logo-focused apparel. That logo, and the clothes it was affixed to, made the brand one of the most sought-after among teens in the past two decades.

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Immigrants Keep Children Bilingual By Schooling Them At Home

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Many Spanish-speaking immigrants want their children to stay fluent in Spanish even as they learn English. Bilingual home schooling does that on a more personal level.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Friday, August 29, 2014

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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All Things Considered

'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.

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All Things Considered

Fear Not The Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Friday, August 29, 2014

Vacationers will be flocking to Maryland's Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend. The fastest way to get there is across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, but that's an obstacle for those afraid of bridges. Fortunately, there's a service that offers to drive their cars across the bridge while they sit in the backseat.

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All Things Considered

Justice Department Supports Native Americans In Child Welfare Case

Friday, August 29, 2014

For the first time, the department wades into a federal district court case involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law meant to keep Native American families together.

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Holiday Gas Prices Lowest In Four Years

Friday, August 29, 2014

The national average for regular is $3.45 per gallon, down from an all-time high of $3.83 per gallon over the Labor Day 2012 holiday.

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An App Can Reveal When Withdrawal Tremors Are Real

Friday, August 29, 2014

You probably haven't thought about whether your phone could help diagnose alcohol withdrawal. Well, it can. An app for doctors measures tremors and may help tell if someone's faking it to get drugs.

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California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill

Friday, August 29, 2014

The bill states that students on college campuses would need "affirmative consent" before engaging in sexual activity. Silence or a lack of resistance would not constitute consent.

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Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

Friday, August 29, 2014

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

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Morning Edition

'99 Bottles Of Beer' Inspires Bigger Container To Hold Beer

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Texas brewery Austin Beerworks launched a 99-pack of beer this week. The case is seven-feet long and weighs 82 pounds. It costs $99.99.

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Morning Edition

Wrong Campus Photo Used For Student Material

Friday, August 29, 2014

Students at Washington State University received planners. But it turned out the photo used was of the University of Washington. On the bright side, at least there was no photo of Washington, D.C.

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Morning Edition

Retailers Entice Shoppers To Get Ready For New School Year

Friday, August 29, 2014

David Greene talks to branding expert Martin Lindstrom about the psychological tricks and ploys marketers and retailers use to entice shoppers into a back-to-school retail frenzy.

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Morning Edition

Case Could Jeopardize Washington State Recreational Pot Law

Friday, August 29, 2014

The lawsuit is over whether local governments have the right to ban pot businesses otherwise permitted under state law. The ruling could strike down the framework for regulating and selling pot there.

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Morning Edition

Chicago's Gang Violence Limits Kids Mobility

Friday, August 29, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Gates of Youth Advocate Programs, a lifelong resident of one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods, about the changing nature and daily experience of violence there.

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