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The Difficult Choices Behind Bringing Sept. 11 Museum To Life

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alice Greenwald, the director of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, talks to Melissa Block about the museum's opening.

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All Things Considered

When States Can't Control Violent Youth, Is Prison The Answer?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Connecticut judge has approved a rare request from the state's child welfare agency: to move a transgender teen to adult prison, even though she has not been charged with a crime.

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Those California Wildfires Viewed From Space

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The image, captured by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, shows smoke trails stretching out over the Pacific Ocean.

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All Things Considered

Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $8 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

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All Things Considered

On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was officially dedicated Thursday in New York. President Obama and other elected officials joined survivors and victims' families in a poignant ceremony.

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Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.

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Morning Edition

Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two new drugs for hepatitis C can save lives. They are also wildly expensive, costing $66,000 to $84,000 per person. Insurers face paying billions for treatment, or explicitly rationing vital care.

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At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.

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Medicine Needs More Research On Female Animals, NIH Says

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A bias toward using male lab animals and tissue samples from males may be limiting the effectiveness of medical research, according to top officials at NIH. They'll roll out new guidelines this fall.

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Wildfires In San Diego County Continue To Rage Out Of Control

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Authorities issued an additional 13,000 evacuation notices Thursday afternoon as a 1,000-acre blaze spread out in several directions. It's one of nine brushfires plaguing the area.

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Oldest National Park Ranger Shares 'What Gets Remembered'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Betty Reid Soskin has seen World War II, the civil rights movement, and lived "lots and lots of lives." The 92-year-old shares what she's learned with guest host Celeste Headlee.

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Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

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The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.

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After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor turned senator, had the job.

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VA's Shinseki 'Mad As Hell' Over Alleged Delays At Facility

Thursday, May 15, 2014

At issue are accusations of delayed treatment and preventable deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix. Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is testifying before a Senate panel.

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Just One-Third Of People Can Tell If You're Faking That Laugh

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Plenty of primates laugh, but only humans fake it. So what are we getting out of that phony chuckle? Perhaps an unfair advantage at work and in social situations, researchers say.

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Morning Edition

Studio Turns Potholes Into Art

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Pop Up Studio in Scranton, Pa., is challenging residents to turn potholes into something more artsy. Such as oysters on ice, a bowl of spaghetti or a sudsy sink.

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Morning Edition

Police Apprehend Man Looking For Eggs In Neighbor's Home

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Police in Bucks County, Pa., found Christopher King looking for eggs by opening dresser and cabinet drawers in the house, according to the Courier Times.

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Morning Edition

Past Disasters Haunt Modern-Day Coal Mining Accidents

Thursday, May 15, 2014

More than 280 miners have died in Turkey with another 150 still missing. It's hard to imagine how so many can perish in a mine accident in modern times.

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Morning Edition

TV Networks Use Elaborate Showcase To Pitch Shows To Advertisers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, who's covering the upfronts for The Hollywood Reporter, about some of the new shows, and how the networks are faring in an increasingly competitive environment.

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