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Retiring Columbine Principal Turned Guilt Into Action

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Frank DeAngelis, principal of Columbine High School, is retiring. The mass shooting there has defined his career, but he has never felt comfortable being in the national spotlight.

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If Local Farms Aren't Local Enough, Buy From The Rooftop

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Urban farmers are experimenting with growing food right near or even inside the grocery store. But it's not yet clear whether customers will value that degree of freshness over other options.

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Gastrodiplomacy Gives Foreign Chefs A Fresh Take And Taste Of America

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The State Department has a new exchange program for culinary professionals. A delegation from the Middle East and Africa recently discovered there's more to American cuisine than fast food.

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Police Say Calif. Shooting Suspect Was 22-Year-Old Seen In Threatening Videos

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Seven people were killed and 13 others injured in what authorities call a "premeditated mass shooting" near a University of California, Santa Barbara, student community.

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Court Orders Conyers Back On Ballot

Friday, May 23, 2014

Rep. John Conyers got off to a good start on his holiday weekend with a federal court's decision preventing Michigan officials from throwing him off the primary ballot.

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All Things Considered

'The Atlantic's' Ta-Nehisi Coates Builds 'A Case For Reparations'

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates describes how the legacy of slavery extends to geographical and governmental policies in America and calls for a "collective introspection" on reparations.

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All Things Considered

NTSB Raises New Concerns About Dreamliner's Lithium Ion Battery

Friday, May 23, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board calls on the FAA to take another look at the safety of the battery used in its Dreamliners.

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At Pa. School, Teens Build Empathy By Confiding In A Crowd

Friday, May 23, 2014

Kids can act out when they're feeling isolated, so one Philadelphia school encourages students to take the mic and reveal their deepest fears in front of their peers. The result? Honesty and kindness.

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Congress To Award Highest Honor To Army's Only Latino Unit

Friday, May 23, 2014

A new bill passed by Congress would award Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment the Congressional Gold Medal, which has been presented to the Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen and other units.

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Did Dallas Mavericks Owner Drop The Ball On Sterling Controversy?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Critics took Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to task for sharing his thoughts on hoodies and tattoos. But Cuban says said that everyone has some prejudice. Is he right? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Protestant Churches Grapple With Growing Sexual Abuse Crisis

Friday, May 23, 2014

The conservative nature of many Protestant schools and churches has been blamed for shielding child abusers. Journalist Kathryn Joyce talks efforts to bring them to light.

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Does The 'Bamboo Ceiling' Shut Asian Americans Out Of Top Jobs?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Many people of color say they hit a glass ceiling when it comes to leadership positions in the workplace. But do Asian Americans face additional hurdles because they're seen as model minorities?

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Mental Illness Can Shorten Lives More Than Chain-Smoking

Friday, May 23, 2014

People don't think about mental illnesses as life-threatening, once you exclude suicide. But a review of almost 2 million people finds that common problems like postpartum depression take a toll.

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Morning Edition

Website Reveals Top Google Searches In Each State

Friday, May 23, 2014

Elvis in Tennessee. Bon Jovi in New Jersey. Those are two of the top Google searches discovered by the real estate website Estately, which determined the top searches in each state.

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Morning Edition

Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline

Friday, May 23, 2014

Claims for and against the pipeline are overblown. It won't make much of a difference on climate change, and it likely won't help the U.S. become energy independent.

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Unopposed Candidate Left Off Ballot

Friday, May 23, 2014

Curtis Mele expected a third term on the City Council of Benwood, W.VA. On Election Day, he got a call saying his name was accidentally left off the ballot, and another councilman listed in his place.

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Koch Foundation Criticized Again For Influencing Florida State

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Charles Koch Foundation has given more than a million dollars to Florida State. Part of the deal: the foundation weighs in on whether its grant can be used to pay individual professors.

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Summer Travel Season Expected To Heat Up

Friday, May 23, 2014

AAA predicts that more Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend than any other since the start of the Great Recession. Those who do may find higher air fares but gas prices have leveled off.

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Jacqueline Kennedy's Letters No Longer On Auction Block

Friday, May 23, 2014

An announcement may come soon over who will get personal letters written by the former first lady. A college in Ireland had planned to put them up for auction but they are no longer for sale.

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Morning Edition

House Blocks Repeal Of Authorization To Use Military Force

Friday, May 23, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California about efforts to end the nearly 13-year-old congressional authorization for the use of military force.

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