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Values Collide In Texas Over 'Open Carry' Protests

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Texan gun advocates have been visibly bringing guns into stores and restaurants as part of "open carry" protests, but some business owners are unhappy. What does this mean for Texas gun politics?

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Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Creating another sore spot for an industry under scrutiny for lack of inclusiveness, Techweek Chicago sends out a party invite featuring scantily clad women in provocative poses, then apologizes.

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Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Organizers of a rally held in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the prisoner swap that freed him.

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Morning Edition

Miami Heat Aims To Win Legacy-Defining 3rd Straight NBA Title

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The NBA finals begin Thursday night between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. It's a repeat of last year's series. And in hockey, the LA Kings won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals in overtime.

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Morning Edition

2 Governors Face Off Over Hockey's Stanley Cup

Thursday, June 05, 2014

If LA wins, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown gets Italian sausage, cupcakes and Long Island oysters. The prize for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo if the Rangers win? Rice cakes and a history book on California.

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Morning Edition

Vultures Land On K Street

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Washingtonians know K Street is the classic address for lobbyists. A Washington Post reporter got one punch line after another when asking passers-by what they thought of the vultures.

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Morning Edition

Senate Expected To Approve Sebelius Replacement At HHS

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget.

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Morning Edition

Is Working Past Retirement Age An Antidote To Getting Old?

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Nearly half of people surveyed who say they're retired are working or have worked in the recent past. And nearly three quarters of baby boomers say they plan to stay on the job past retirement age.

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Morning Edition

Chester Nez, Last Of Navajo Code Talkers, Dies At 93

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Chester Nez of Albuquerque, N.M., was among 29 tribal members who developed an unbreakable code that helped win World War II. He was 93 and the last of the original U.S. Marine Code Talkers.

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All Things Considered

An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A group of scientists is on an urgent mission: It's rushing to save as many corals as it can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.

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All Things Considered

Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.

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All Things Considered

After State Lawmaker Comes Out, Campaign Becomes Battle Of Write-ins

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Mike Fleck, who was re-elected three times before he came out as gay in 2012, lost the Republican state house primary to a write-in candidate. So he won as a write-in on the Democratic ballot instead.

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VA Health Care's Chronic Ailments: Long Waits And Red Tape

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Problems at the VA are not new; the system has struggled for years to deliver health care in a timely manner. Most of those enduring long waits are older vets from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

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All Things Considered

Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle For Redemption

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A Colorado program for long-term offenders helps a group of aging ex-cons as they attempt to make their way in a fast-paced world and rejoin a society that is not sure they deserve that chance.

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Last Of The Navajo 'Code Talkers' Dies At 93

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Chester Nez, one of the original 29 Navajo men who used their native language to confound the Japanese military during World War II, died of kidney failure on Wednesday.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

This year's college graduates may have better job prospects than those in recent times, but not everyone is landing their dream job. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax shares more.

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There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

If you're a black college graduate, a degree won't guarantee success in the job market. That's according to a recent report by the Center for Economic Policy Research. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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Should There Be A University Of Politics?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Other countries provide formal training for people who want to be national leaders. Why not the U.S.?

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For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age. But young adults just making their way in the world face particular challenges.

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