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Brunei's Shariah Law Spurs Boycott Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.

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Detectives Accused Of Breaking Into Bradenton City Hall

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Two police detectives in Bradenton, Fla., needed to use the bathroom so they are accused of breaking into city hall with a screwdriver. One has left the department and the other faces a hearing.

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Missouri Aims To Ward Off Construction Zone Accidents

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Between 2009 and 2013, 53 people have died and nearly 3,000 injured in roadwork zones in Missouri. The state is testing long range acoustic devices to audibly alert distracted drivers of work zones.

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Sterling Expected To Fight Forced Sale Of LA Clippers

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

It's been more than a week since the Donald Sterling scandal erupted. The NBA players union, legal experts and others say anything short of a Sterling exile could have long-term consequences.

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Obama Sounds Alarm Bell On Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

President Obama is touting a government report on climate change. He's taking steps to limit the greenhouse gases that contribute to a warming planet, but he faces political heat on Capitol Hill.

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With Midterm Elections 6 Months Away, Primaries Begin

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In North Carolina's GOP Senate primary, Tom Tillis, the State House speaker, won a big enough margin to avoid a runoff. Republicans are trying to avoid the mistakes of the past 2 election cycles.

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?

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Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue with a difference: the performers are old enough to have been in shows like this in their heyday. After 23 seasons, the show closes in May.

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The Changing Picture Of Poverty: Hard Work Is 'Just Not Enough'

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?

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Faith Drives A Father To Create A Test For Childhood Cancer

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.

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All Things Considered

Brewskee-Ball Founders Refuse To Be Sidelined By Trademark Case

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Brewskee-Ball has built a league of competitive Skee-Ball players, but the owners of the name Skee-Ball are not amused. They're suing for trademark infringement, but the league isn't rolling over.

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All Things Considered

White House Report Says Climate Change Is Here And Now

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.

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Veteran Horse Trainer Sets Sights On Triple Crown

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

California Chrome won the 104th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Melissa Block speaks with Art Sherman, the horse's veteran trainer, about his long career and the three-year-old colt.

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All Things Considered

Report: Climate Change Creates Public Health Costs

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, about the public health effects of climate change.

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American Legion Calls For VA Secretary's Resignation

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

For the first time in decades, the American Legion is calling for the resignation of a secretary of Veterans Affairs, citing a string of scandals at VA facilities around the country.

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All Things Considered

Alibaba IPO Could Be The Biggest Ever

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate is filing papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.

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Despite Warnings On Warming, Public Response Remains Lukewarm

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The National Climate Assessment was released today. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, about the report.

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'The Heart Of Man Is Like A Mine': A Mendelssohn Mystery

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A lost song that German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote in 1842 has been found, but its sudden emergence is clouded in mystery. Why was it found in the U.S., and why was it never published?

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Abortion Opponents Find Winning Strategy In Ohio

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Outright bans haven't passed legal muster, but new requirements enacted last year have shut down four of the state's 14 abortion clinics.

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As States Vote In Primaries, Voter ID Laws Come Under Scrutiny

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Voters in eight states are required to show photo IDs. Some experts say the tide is turning toward striking down ID requirements. Others say not so fast.

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