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If A Caller Says, 'I Am With The IRS,' He's Not

Friday, April 03, 2015

The IRS says if you are surprised to be getting a call from the agency, it's not them on the line. Don't fall for it! Scammers are trying to trick you into giving up personal information or cash.

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Sailor, Missing For 66 Days, Rescued Off Cape Hatteras By Passing Ship

Friday, April 03, 2015

Louis Jordan, who sailed out of a small marina in South Carolina in late January, had not been heard from until Thursday. That's when he was spotted on the upturned hull of his sailboat.

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Student Rejects Duke's Letter Denying Her Admission

Friday, April 03, 2015

When Duke University sent Siobhan O'Dell, 17, a rejection letter, she turned the tables. In the end, she's headed for a school she doesn't have to reject, the University of South Carolina.

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Fights Over 'Religious Freedom' And Gay Rights Are Costing Republicans

Friday, April 03, 2015

The party and its leading 2016 contenders are finding themselves between a rock and hard place because of Indiana's and Arkansas' recently amended laws.

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Longtime Couple Found That Clothes Didn't Make The Man

Friday, April 03, 2015

Vietnam veteran Sissy Goodwin has lived his life in a particular fashion for more than 40 years with his wife by his side supporting him. He says she taught him how to love himself.

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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

Indiana Church Opposed State's Earlier Religious Liberty Law

Friday, April 03, 2015

Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) talks to Steve Inskeep about why she and other religious leaders could not support Indiana's original religious freedom law.

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Congressional Lawmakers Insist Iran Nuclear Deal Be Put To A Vote

Friday, April 03, 2015

Republicans, and many Democrats as well, are skeptical the deal is good for the U.S. and its allies. Because the deal is not legally binding, it does not technically need the approval of Congress.

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Bracket Madness Marches Into April With Basketball's Final 4

Friday, April 03, 2015

On Saturday, the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State Spartans play Duke's Blue Devils. The winners will play Monday for the NCAA men's basketball championship.

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Morning Edition

How The Price Of Oil Caused A Downturn In The Recycling Business

Friday, April 03, 2015

What is recyclable and what is trash? There is an economic line between the two, and it's a line that can move around a lot. Our Planet Money team explains why it's a tough time to be a recycler.

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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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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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