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National Outrage Pushes Indiana To Tweak Religious Freedom Law

Friday, April 03, 2015

A week after signing a religious freedom bill into law, Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a new bill — one aimed at quelling the firestorm of controversy that erupted over the original.

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Morning Edition

March Employment Report Shows Growth — But Disappointing Numbers

Friday, April 03, 2015

Over the past year, the economy had added more than 200,000 jobs each month. That streak broke in the most recent report, as growth dipped to just 126,000 jobs — fewer than economists had anticipated.

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Nixon's 'Western White House' Is Up For Sale

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hom Sotheby's International has listed the 5.45-acre oceanfront estate for $75 million. President Nixon bought the property early in his presidency, and lived there after resigning from office.

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All Things Considered

California Water Experts Explore How To 'Live With' Long-Term Drought

Thursday, April 02, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources at the University of California, about longer-term measures California can use to fight drought.

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All Things Considered

How The Matzo Crumbles: Iconic Streit's Factory To Leave Manhattan

Thursday, April 02, 2015

It's the end of an era: After nearly a century, the Streit's matzo factory is leaving Manhattan's Lower East Side. This Passover will be its last there. Streit's plans to move to a new factory.

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All Things Considered

Amid Drought, Central Valley Residents Face Rising Water Prices

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A small California town may run out of water because the drought has driven up the price to buy it. Residents of Cantua Creek, Calif., say they can't afford to pay the $30 monthly increase in their bills. The state has offered temporary relief to Fresno County, which supplies water to Cantua Creek. But officials must find an affordable solution for residents to keep taps running long-term.

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All Things Considered

BuzzFeed Writer's Stolen Phone Sparks Chinese Viral Sensation

Thursday, April 02, 2015

BuzzFeed writer Matt Stopera tells NPR's Melissa Block about his trip to China to meet "Brother Orange" — the man who bought Stopera's stolen iPhone and started a sensation on Chinese Twitter.

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Sodium Sleuths: Do Southerners Eat More Salt Than The Rest Of Us?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hypertension, which is tied to sodium intake, is more prevalent in the South. Researchers had a hunch that Southerners eat more salty, packaged foods, so they went gumshoeing.

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The Menendez Paradox: Facing Charges After Testifying Against Corruption

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The senator who once testified against a corrupt mayor is facing his own federal corruption charges.

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Will Your Child Become Nearsighted? One Simple Way To Find Out

Thursday, April 02, 2015

If you're not a bit farsighted at age 6, you're much more likely to be nearsighted by age 12, a study of thousands of children finds. A simple eye refraction exam can spot it early on.

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After Selma, King's March On Ballot Boxes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tucked away in the archives of the University of South Carolina is a video clip of a rousing King speech.

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Indiana, Arkansas Amend 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The changes aim to prevent businesses from using new legislation to discriminate against LGBT customers.

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Searching Online May Make You Think You're Smarter Than You Are

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.

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Morning Edition

From One Comedian To Another: You Should Try Politics

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Late-night TV host David Letterman, who's retiring soon, doesn't like the religious freedom law in Indiana. Comedian-turned-senator Al Franken proposed Letterman move home and run for the U.S. Senate.

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Morning Edition

11 Ex-Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

Thursday, April 02, 2015

They were found guilty of conspiracy when they switched student test scores. The verdicts close a dark chapter for the school system and the city of Atlanta. One defendant, a teacher, was acquitted.

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Morning Edition

Menendez 'Outraged' By His Indictment On Corruption Charges

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The Justice Department indictment alleges that Sen. Robert Menendez abused his office to benefit a Florida eye doctor who was his friend and donor. Menendez has always maintained his innocence.

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Morning Edition

Southern Baptist Minister: Religious Liberty Law Permits Denial Of Some Services

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Indiana's religious freedom law is the subject of national debate, and for many its wording is a problem. Steve Inskeep talks to the Rev. Tim Overton of Muncie, who is in favor of the measure.

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Morning Edition

Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers To Rework Religious Liberty Bill

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Critics say the bill, like another recently passed in Indiana, will make it easier to discriminate against gays and lesbians. The bill has generated strong opposition from the business community.

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Morning Edition

What's Changed Since The First Religious Liberty Law Was Passed In 1993?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

When the first Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed, the vote in Congress was nearly unanimous — it was a bipartisan love fest. We examine how religious freedom laws have become so controversial.

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Morning Edition

After Nazi Plunder, A Quest To Bring Home The 'Woman In Gold'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new movie tells the true story of Maria Altmann, who fought her way to the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Austrian government to return a painting of her aunt.

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