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Reverse Food Truck Caters To Hunger Relief Programs

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

This summer in Minnesota's Twin Cities, a new kind of food truck is on the streets. Instead of selling food, this truck is collecting it and giving it to people who need it.

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Morning Edition

No Matter How You Spell It, Fracking Stirs Controversy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fracking was among 149 words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Activists play up its unseemly connotations; those in the oil and gas industry downplay documented problems with gas development.

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Morning Edition

World Trade Center Developer Wants Loan Guarantees To Resume Project

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The landlords at 1 World Trade Center dropped the rent because the building is more than 40 percent vacant. That raises questions about 3 World Trade Center, which is still under construction.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Use West Point Speech To Lay Out Foreign Policy Doctrine

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

President Obama delivers the commencement address at West Point on Wednesday. Aides say he'll use the opportunity to spell out his broad vision of foreign policy and America's role in the world.

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Morning Edition

After Private Pilots Complain, Customs Rethinks Intercept Policy

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A crackdown by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents on drug smugglers is causing trouble for private pilots. Pilots say they are sometimes enduring hours of questioning by police searching for drugs.

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Morning Edition

Industrial Hemp Could Take Root, If Legal Seeds Weren't So Scarce

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

After nearly 50 years of tight regulations, farmers in some states are now allowed to grow hemp seeds for experimentation. But it's still illegal to import viable seeds — which are in high demand.

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Morning Edition

Want Your Cheese To Age Gracefully? Cowgirl Creamery's Got Tips

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.

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Oldest Serving Member Of The House Loses To Tea Party Opponent

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, 91, was defeated in a Republican primary runoff by John Ratcliffe, 48, a former U.S. attorney with Tea Party support.

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All Things Considered

A Killer's Manifesto Reveals Wide Reach Of Misogyny Online

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Elliott Rodger's manifesto was riddled with threats against women. Writer Laurie Penny says the idea that women owe men sex and adoration is pervasive online.

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California Lawmakers Vote To Require Condom Use In Porn Films

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Health officials praised the bill, which passed the California Assembly on Tuesday. The porn industry warned it could force them to move their multibillion-dollar business out of state.

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All Things Considered

For 'Lifers' Paroled, Stepping Into Life Beyond Bars Isn't Always Easy

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of "lifers" — those sentenced to life in prison with chance of parole — being paroled. The change is affecting life on both sides of the prison walls.

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All Things Considered

A Remembrance Of UCSB Victims: 'This Shouldn't Happen To Any Family'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In the wake of a killing rampage that left six students dead, the University of California, Santa Barbara, community continues to grieve. NPR's Sam Sanders has a remembrance of the victims.

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All Things Considered

High School Coach Sports A Running Streak Even Forrest Gump Would Envy

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Melissa Block talks to California high school cross country coach Jon Sutherland, just moments after he broke the record for the longest running streak in the U.S.: 16,438 days in a row.

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When Older People Walk Now, They Stay Independent Later

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Nobody wants to spend their final years unable to walk, but that sad fate afflicts many people as they age. A little exercise helps a lot, especially if people can do it in social groups.

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Bill Murray Offers Bachelor Party Advice On Love And Life

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

At a South Carolina steakhouse over Memorial Day weekend, the comic actor told friends of a groom that if they find love themselves, they should test it by going on a trip around the world.

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Making Playtime A Priority In America's Cities

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Darell Hammond of "KaBoom!" is partnering with the Humana Foundation to develop a national movement called Playful City USA, which honors communities that give kids easy access to play.

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New York City's First Lady A Bad Mom ... Or Just An Honest One?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Chirlane McCray, wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio and mother of two, sparked a controversy recently when she said it took her a while to get used to being a mom. Tell Me More's parenting panel weighs in.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Reparations: 'We're Going To Be In For A Fight'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In his latest think piece, Coates writes that "until the U.S. pays its moral debts to African-Americans, our country will never be whole." He discusses his latest essay for The Atlantic.

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Teen Causes 3-Car Crash While Holding Breath Through Tunnel

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A 19-year-old driver fainted, causing his car to cross the center line of a tunnel near Manning, Ore. He was apparently playing a childhood game that involves holding your breath and making a wish.

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Art In A Jar 2: Details, Details

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Can you find the masterpiece in the mass of pieces?

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