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Amid Controversy, Sept. 11 Museum Opens Its Doors

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The exhibits include pieces of the twin towers and other artifacts. But the museum has been criticized by some for the way it houses remains of unidentified victims, and for an exhibit on al-Qaida.

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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

FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The suggestion last month that the FCC might let Internet providers charge companies more for faster service prompted a firestorm of protest. The commission votes Thursday to begin debate on the plan.

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Morning Edition

Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the past decade as cities have become more bike-friendly.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

Thursday, May 15, 2014

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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Regulators Couldn't Close U.S. Mine Despite Poor Safety Record

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it had no authority to shut down the W.Va. mine where two people were killed this week, despite having cited it for numerous violations.

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Wildfires In Southern California Consume Thousands Of Acres

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nine wildfires were confirmed in the region on Wednesday alone, prompting more than 11,000 mandatory evacuations in the city of Carlsbad and multiple school closures.

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The Latest Food Truck Theme Is Marijuana For Lunch

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The food truck craze and recreational marijuana have now collided. MagicalButter, a Seattle-based company, says its Samich food truck is just one of many pot culinary ventures.

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All Things Considered

The Mystery Of Tappan Zee: Why Build A Bridge Where The River's Wide?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

If you've ever driven up the East Coast, you may have driven over the Tappan Zee Bridge. The span โ€” north of New York City โ€” was built in the spot that seems to make the least economic sense. Why?

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All Things Considered

Home Of Sanctuary Movement Revives Strategy To Stop Deportation

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In Tucson, Ariz., a man set to be deported has taken sanctuary in a church. Immigrant rights activists are hailing the move as a new way to fight the Obama administration's deportation policies.

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Beyonce, Jay Z And Solange Walk Into An Elevator ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Video of a fight between the rapper and his sister-in-law surfaced this week, and many of us watched, pointed and laughed. But is it any of our business, really?

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Black, Gay And Scared Of Sex

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Expressing sexuality is still controversial and sometimes even dangerous, especially for gay men. Michael Arceneaux shares his essay, At 30, I'm Finally Tackling My Intense Fear of Sex.

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Jay Z Has Another Problem To Add To His 99

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Social media is still buzzing about the video of Beyonce's younger sister Solange attacking Jay Z while leaving a party. But is it any of our business? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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Sen. Scott: Democrats Too Focused On Symptoms Of Poverty?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today, few political leaders are putting the war against poverty at the top of their lists. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is the exception. He talks about his conservative approach to ending poverty.

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'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tell Me More host Michel Martin reflects on the retirement of legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters, and what her career says about how society treats smart, ambitious women and girls.

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Doctors Debate Whether Screening For Domestic Abuse Helps Stop It

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After your doctor asks you whether you smoke, she might also ask if you feel safe with your partner. But an analysis suggests universal screening may not be helping people who have been abused.

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Morning Edition

Hotel Guests Find Many Things To Complain About

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Among the weirder complaints to the travel website Skyscanner: The waiter was too handsome and the ice cream too cold.

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Morning Edition

Indiana Temporarily Suspends Vanity License Plates

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Indiana officials are appealing a court ruling that allows a police corporal to have the vanity plate: OINK. The state says it's offensive speech. The state won't issue vanity plates while it appeals.

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Tea Party SuperPAC Targets Established GOP Candidates

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mainstream Republicans have been fighting back against Tea Party groups in congressional primaries this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Drew Ryun of the Madison Project, a national Tea Party superPAC.

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Wrong Turn, Guns In His Truck, Lands Veteran In Mexican Jail

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A former U.S. Marine sergeant is in a Mexican prison just across the border from California. The reservist says he missed his freeway exit in San Diego and drove across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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