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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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U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown After Apparent Suicide

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred during Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.

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Part Of Fishing Boat Destroyed In Japan Tsunami Appears Off Oregon

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The 30-foot piece of the commercial trawler was found Thursday floating off the Ona beach about 65 northwest of Eugene.

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Students Push College Fossil Fuel Divestment To Stigmatize Industry

Saturday, April 11, 2015

As a way to fight climate change, students at hundreds of campuses are pushing their colleges to divest from fossil fuels with sit-ins. But critics say divestment is the wrong tactic.

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Colorado Deals Inmates A New Deck Of Cards

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Colorado is the latest state to issue playing cards bearing photos of victims from unsolved crimes in the hopes that prisoners might generate fresh leads.

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Large Crowds Expected For Walter Scott's S.C. Funeral

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A funeral service is scheduled Saturday for Walter Scott, the black man killed by a white police officer in North Charleston, S.C.. NPR's Tamara Keith speaks with correspondent Martin Kaste.

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5 Things You Should Know About Hillary Clinton

Saturday, April 11, 2015

She started out as a Republican and hasn't driven a car since 1996. Here's what you may not know or just may not remember about the former secretary of state and first lady.

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All Things Considered

Police-Involved Shootings Highlight Problem With Law Enforcement 'Culture'

Friday, April 10, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Seth Stoughton, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

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All Things Considered

Fort Hood Purple Heart Ceremony Honors Survivors Of 2009 Shooting

Friday, April 10, 2015

The military handed out nearly 50 awards Friday at Fort Hood in Texas. They were for the dozens of people who survived a deadly shooting rampage on the Army post in 2009. The Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom medals came after years of lobbying.

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All Things Considered

Charleston Civil Rights Leaders Point To Gentrification In Racial Justice Debate

Friday, April 10, 2015

Longtime civil rights campaigners in Charleston, S.C., say the current public outcry over police racism isn't rooted in racist laws as much as it is in gentrification and a shifting population.

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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Friday, April 10, 2015

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, it's now going to needy families across the U.S.

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Cool Atlantic, Warm Pacific Could Mean Few Hurricanes

Friday, April 10, 2015

A cool Atlantic Ocean and a mild-to-moderate El Niño in the Pacific equatorial region have forecasters predicting only four or five Atlantic hurricanes this year.

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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Friday, April 10, 2015

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

Friday, April 10, 2015

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

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Defeating Polio, The Disease That Paralyzed America

Friday, April 10, 2015

On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that helped defeat a contagious, crippling virus.

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80 Municipal Courts In St. Louis County Change Fees After Criticism

Friday, April 10, 2015

The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.

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Morning Edition

S.C. Shooting: Isolated Incident Or Symptom Of Bigger Problems?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Authorities in North Charleston, S.C., released the dashcam video of the traffic stop that led to the shooting death of Walter Scott. The video doesn't explain why the officer shot Scott.

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Morning Edition

Eyewitness Video: A Controversial Tool For Holding Police Accountable

Friday, April 10, 2015

Cell phone video led to murder charges against a S.C. police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed man. Eyewitness videos can be helpful, but they don't always result in criminal charges.

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Morning Edition

Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami

Friday, April 10, 2015

A large part of a fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the Oregon coast this week is thought to be from the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.

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Morning Edition

Fort Hood Casualties To Receive Purple Heart In Friday's Ceremony

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Army will award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded during the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. The wounded civilians and the families of those who died will receive the Defense of Freedom Medal.

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