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Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Citing a contentious split among the major casino operators over the issue of expansion, the group representing the U.S. casino industry has dropped its support for legalizing online gaming.

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Morning Edition

Democratic Team Picked For Benghazi Panel

Thursday, May 22, 2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has named Democrats to the special committee investigating the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya in 2012. There have already been 8 probes into the attacks.

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Morning Edition

Albuquerque Police Face Federal Scrutiny, Local Outrage

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Police in Albuquerque, N.M., have shown a pattern of excessive force that violates the Constitution, a federal report says. The department is changing policies; families are demanding accountability.

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Morning Edition

Former Obama Campaigner Tries Running For Himself In Iowa

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Brad Anderson helped the president in Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but he's never campaigned on his own behalf. He cites Obama as an inspiration, but others might not be as quick to start their own races.

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Morning Edition

In A Coal Town Where Jobs Are Few, Wild Ramps Are Plenty

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The annual Ramp Feed, which celebrates the ramp, or wild leek, gives the economically depressed mining town of Richwood, W.Va., a reason to celebrate. And you can smell those alliums for miles.

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Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Missouri Inmate

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The justices ruled that a lower federal court needs to re-examine the case of Russell Bucklew, who was hours away from being put to death when he was granted a temporary stay on Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

Invoking 'Castle Doctrine,' Mont. Man Pleads Not Guilty In Teen's Death

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Montana man says he was justified in shooting a prowler, a German exchange student, in his garage. The case has revived the debate over how far Americans should be able to go to defend their homes.

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Anxiety And MRIs May Be Driving The Rise In Double Mastectomies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More than two-thirds of women who had a double mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis didn't have the high risk that could be reduced by the surgery, a study finds.

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All Things Considered

Storm Shelter App Helps Pinpoint People Amid Tornado's Rubble

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

After a tornado hits, emergency crews looking for survivors in storm shelters face a problem: Streets and landmarks are suddenly unrecognizable. One Moore, Okla., firefighter developed an app to help.

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All Things Considered

JPMorgan Chase Announces Detroit Investment

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

JPMorgan Chase will invest $100 million into the Motor City. The bulk of the money will go to small business development, blight removal and job training. Michigan Radio's Sarah Hulett reports.

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All Things Considered

Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Strike Policy

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Senate will consider a judicial nominee who wrote legal advice approving drone strikes against Americans overseas. Critics question executive branch authority to execute citizens without trial.

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All Things Considered

Wait Times Scandal At VA Moves To Front Burner

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

President Obama promised accountability for problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs after meeting with Secretary Eric Shinseki. The secretary has been on the hot seat since allegations surfaced last month about a possible cover-up of long wait times at a Phoenix VA medical center.

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All Things Considered

Penny Hoarders Hope For The Day The Penny Dies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A pre-1982 penny has about 2 cents worth of copper in it. Some people hoard them, betting that the U.S. will kill the penny and then it will be legal to melt them down and they can make a killing.

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Oregon Voters Approve Local Bans On GMO Crops

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Despite heavy spending by agribusiness and potential legal hurdles, voters in two rural Oregon counties approved bans on genetically modified crops on Tuesday.

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In Primary Races, Republicans Fight Back Tea Party

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Six states held primaries on Tuesday, and the results were good for the GOP establishment. Host Michel Martin learns more about the results from NPR Politics Editor Charles Mahtesian.

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Does It 'Suck To Be A Fat Girl'?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A recent episode of FX show Louie raised some controversial questions about women, weight and body image. Did the episode miss the mark? Our panel of writers and bloggers weigh in.

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Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?

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When Doctors Play This Game, You Get Better Medical Care

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Who doesn't like a contest, especially if it lets you prove that you're smarter than your peers? When doctors played a game that tests their knowledge, patients' blood pressure control improved.

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GM Announces Its 30th Recall Of The Year Thus Far

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A day after recalling 2.42 million vehicles, General Motors says it's recalling an additional 218,000 Chevrolet model cars. All told, the company has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles this year.

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All Things Considered

In Kentucky Primary, McConnell Bests Tea Party Challenger

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

In a day packed full of primaries, voters headed to the polls in six states — including three that are expected to have highly competitive Senate races.

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