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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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Morning Edition

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

Thursday, April 02, 2015

African-Americans are changing their minds about guns, and Detroit's black police chief supports responsible concealed-carry. Still, some remain convinced that having a gun will lead to problems.

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Morning Edition

When Wal-Mart Comes To Town, What Does It Mean For Workers?

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Wal-Mart has long been criticized for low pay and erratic work schedules. So when the retailer arrives in a community, it stirs controversy — but it also brings jobs and low prices.

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Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.

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All Things Considered

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee's state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

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All Things Considered

Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Differs From Other States

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Nineteen other states have religious freedom laws, and there's even a federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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All Things Considered

Arkansas Governor Asks Legislators To Revisit 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told state lawmakers Wednesday they should either amend or recall a bill that's dubbed a "religious freedom" measure.

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All Things Considered

Police, Civilians Navigate Tense Relationship On LA's Skid Row

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

NPR's Kelly McEvers and Tom Dreisbach go to Los Angeles' Skid Row to investigate the tensions between the people who live there and the police.

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All Things Considered

Republicans Face Backlash Over Indiana, Arkansas 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Republican Party is facing backlash over religious freedom laws passed this week in Indiana and Arkansas. The governor of Arkansas asked legislators Wednesday to reconsider its bill.

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All Things Considered

California Governor Announces First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions Wednesday. The move coincides with new figures that show snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is at a historic low.

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All Things Considered

Arizona Requires Doctors To Say Abortion Pill Is Reversible

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Arizona is requiring doctors to tell women using the "abortion pill" that it can be reversed. NPR takes a look at whether that's true.

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Navajos Fight Their Food Desert With Junk Food And Soda Taxes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Many have dreamed of taxing Cheetos and soda. The Navajo Nation is now doing both. The first-in-the U.S. tax measure aims to raise revenue for health programs and make wholesome food more affordable.

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All Things Considered

With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.

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California Governor Issues 1st-Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Cities in drought-stricken California will have to reduce their water usage by 25 percent. In a news conference, Gov. Jerry Brown said the "historic drought demands unprecedented action."

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Trevor Noah Is A Quarter Jewish. Does That Make His Anti-Semitic Jokes OK?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African with a global following, appeared on The Daily Show three times before he got the nod as Jon Stewart's replacement. Now he's in hot water over some old tweets.

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Diagnosing A Sinus Infection Can Be A DIY Project

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The nation's ear, nose and throat doctors want people to diagnose sinus infections themselves in an effort to reduce overuse of antibiotics. They're telling you how.

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11 Former Atlanta Public School Employees Found Guilty In Cheating Scandal

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

All but one of the 12 educators charged with racketeering were found guilty by a Georgia jury. The scandal involved dozens of schools and dozens of teachers who had previously taken plea deals.

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Scary Times For California Farmers As Snowpack Hits Record Lows

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallow fields and emergency water measures.

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Patton Oswalt Tweets In Defense Of Comedy — And Trevor Noah

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.

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Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics. And as is often the case in controversies, the facts have become muddled and conflated.

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