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NHL Aims To Include More Minority Players To Expand Fan Base

Monday, April 13, 2015

The National Hockey League is by far the least diverse of the four major pro sports leagues in the U.S. The numbers of minority players is on the rise, but barriers still remain.

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Morning Edition

SuperPACS Are Back And They Are More Powerful Than Ever

Monday, April 13, 2015

Presidential campaign donors can give as much as they want to superPACs. These groups aren't officially affiliated with the candidate, but they're changing the nature of presidential campaigns.

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Morning Edition

21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Wins Masters Golf Tournament

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jordan Spieth was in the lead after every round in the tournament — a feat last achieved in 1976. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sports columnist with USA Today.

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All Things Considered

Rubio's Path To The Nomination, And 3 Obstacles In His Way

Monday, April 13, 2015

The junior Republican senator from Florida is expected to jump into the race for the presidency Monday. He has some strengths — but also some hurdles to overcome.

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Morning Edition

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Marriage

Monday, April 13, 2015

Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.

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Morning Edition

Why Some Doctors Hesitate To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

Monday, April 13, 2015

Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.

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Morning Edition

In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Monday, April 13, 2015

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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Morning Edition

For Some Superstorm Sandy Victims, The Government Wants Its Money Back

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.

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All Things Considered

I Saw The All-Stars Of Our Generation Honor Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Ginsberg's once-controversial poem. A group of musicians and actors put on a show in Los Angeles this week in celebration of Ginsberg and his iconic poem.

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All Things Considered

20 Years Later, Sabotage Of Amtrak's Sunset Limited Still A Mystery

Sunday, April 12, 2015

In October 1995, a passenger train was bound for Los Angeles. But it never reached its destination. The train derailed in the Arizona desert, killing one and injuring dozens — and it was no accident.

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All Things Considered

Discovery Gives New Ending To A Death At The Civil War's Close

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hannah Reynolds, a slave, was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Appomattox Court House during the Civil War. A new discovery suggests, contrary to earlier belief, that she died a free woman.

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Morning Edition

Hillary Clinton, Polarizing Or Misunderstood, Jumps Into Race For President

Sunday, April 12, 2015

As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be reintroducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.

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It's Official: Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Run

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady, is the first Democrat to officially announce a presidential run — and she's by far the favorite to win the nomination.

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Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Forget Big Brother and Real Housewives. Local governments and nonprofits are starting to capitalize on our unquenchable thirst for reality programming — in the form of bird nest cams.

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Beyond Almonds: A Rogue's Gallery of Guzzlers In California's Drought

Sunday, April 12, 2015

California is parched. Wells are running dry. Vegetable fields have been left fallow and lawns are dying. Who can we blame? From almonds to politicians to cheap water, here are seven candidates.

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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

Sunday, April 12, 2015

In the mid- and late 1800s, Buffalo Soldiers were all-black cavalries patrolling America's western frontier. Today, a motorcycle club that carries their name pays homage to the soldiers.

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Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."

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Newly-Released Texas Inmates Prepare For A Long Ride To Freedom

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The first steps of freedom from the prison in Huntsville, Texas, lead to the nearby Greyhound bus station.

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All Things Considered

As Scott Family Reels From Police Shooting, Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A funeral was held Saturday in North Charleston, S.C., for Walter Scott, the man shot and killed while fleeing a police officer. That officer, Michael Slager, has been fired and charged with murder.

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All Things Considered

Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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