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Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is expected to throw his hat in the presidential ring on Tuesday. His father Ron Paul ran for the nomination as the standard-bearer for the Libertarian wing of the party.

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Morning Edition

Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with 30 counts, and he's expected to be found guilty of most of them. The defense said there would have been no attack if it hadn't been for his older brother, Tamerlan.

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Morning Edition

Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties and the pressures of being on the road.

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Morning Edition

New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

After the shooting death of one of his students, Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low-income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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All Things Considered

Report Shreds 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story, But Many On Campus Have Moved On

Monday, April 06, 2015

A review of a story about an alleged rape is the latest in a long saga for the U. of Virginia. The fraternity implicated in the story plans to sue; advocates say fewer rape victims are coming forward.

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All Things Considered

Residents Fight Mark Twain National Forest Restoration Plan

Monday, April 06, 2015

The U.S. Forest Service wants to use fire, herbicides and chainsaws to cure ailing woods in the Mark Twain National Forest along the Missouri-Arkansas border.

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Gertrude Weaver, World's Oldest Woman, Dies At 116

Monday, April 06, 2015

She had assumed the title last week. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia. The world's oldest person is now Jeralean Talley, who lives in the Detroit area and was born May 23, 1899.

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All Things Considered

In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

Monday, April 06, 2015

After months of turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., the city's residents are taking to the polls. Three council seats are up for election.

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All Things Considered

Will A Transplanted Hand Feel Like His Own? Surgery Raises Questions

Monday, April 06, 2015

A 20-year-old man born without fingers on one hand hopes a transplanted hand will give him more confidence. He knows the risks of such a visible transplant, but says, "It's something I always wanted."

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How Do You Like Los Angeles' New Parking Signs?

Monday, April 06, 2015

Over the weekend, the city rolled out a parking sign template as part of a pilot program to try to simplify what can often be a very confusing parking process.

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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Energy Paste

Monday, April 06, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new food for athletes: liquid pizza. It's Clif Bar's "energy food" made with tomatoes, carrots, quinoa, sunflower seed butter and sugar.

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Fraternity Named In Retracted 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story To Sue Magazine

Monday, April 06, 2015

Phi Kappa Psi's planned move comes after an independent review found "collective fault" led to the magazine's story about a young woman who said she was gang raped at the University of Virginia.

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Judge Allows N.Y. Woman To Serve Divorce Notice Using Facebook

Monday, April 06, 2015

Attempts by Ellanora Biadoo to reach her husband, Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku, were unsuccessful. But he has kept in touch exclusively via phone and Facebook.

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Boston Bombing: In Closing Arguments, Contrasting Images Of Tsarnaev

Monday, April 06, 2015

The prosecutor said the attack was a "cold, calculated terrorist act" carried out by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. His defense argued there would have been no bombing without Tsarnaev's older brother.

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Morning Edition

Animals At Houston Zoo Treated To Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, April 06, 2015

Giant paper mache eggs were filled with meat and veggies. Orangutans cracked them open to find bok choy and broccoli. No word if zoo keepers jumped into bunny costumes to stash the goodies.

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To Alleviate Confusion, LA Officials Give Color-Coded Parking Signs A Try

Monday, April 06, 2015

If you find a parking spot in Los Angeles, the signs near it will be confusing. The city has rolled out new parking signs that are supposed to be easier to understand.

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Morning Edition

States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

Monday, April 06, 2015

Many states want to boost their economies through business startups. But outside of Silicon Valley, funding for private investors is hard to get. States are giving equity crowdfunding more attention.

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Morning Edition

Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

Monday, April 06, 2015

David Greene talks to Andrew McCutchen, centerfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, about the future of baseball in America's inner cities.

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College Basketball Championship Games Expected To Be Close

Monday, April 06, 2015

Men's and women's college basketball seasons are over except for the championships. Wisconsin plays Duke Monday for the men's title, and UConn and Notre Dame play Tuesday for the women's title.

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In Long Beach, Calif., Smart Meters Spot Wasteful Water Users

Monday, April 06, 2015

The city has reduced its water consumption 6 percent since the drought started. The new meters can detect illegal watering in real time, and they've helped to cut some homeowners' use by 80 percent.

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