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Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers For Changes To 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Lawmakers passed the bill Tuesday. A similar Indiana measure sparked a backlash. Critics say it allows businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Supporters say it bolsters religious freedom.

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Morning Edition

Colorado Lawmakers Don't Want Marijuana Going To People On Welfare

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Colorado legalized marijuana, but lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would prevent people from using welfare debit cards at marijuana dispensaries.

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The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. Now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.

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Morning Edition

Minimal Sierra Nevada Snowpack Will Not Ease California's Drought

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The latest figures on the California drought are expected to be released on Wednesday. The state's snowpack, a major source of water for the rest of the year, is at the lowest level on record.

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No Joke. Flood Insurance Rates Increase On April 1

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

About a million people will see their premiums double. The rate increase is part of an effort to bring down the debt for the program which subsidizes insurance for people living in flood zones.

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Morning Edition

College Football Teams Use Girlfriends As Recruiting Tools

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

David Greene talks to Bloomberg View sports writer Kavitha Davidson, who recently wrote about the problems she sees in colleges: using women to recruit male athletes.

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Engineer Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Omar Shekhey left engineering to start a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.

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Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of holidays and judicial housekeeping duties, the trial won't resume until next week.

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Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two of the state's largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process

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Watchdog Groups File Complaints Against Likely Candidates

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Two liberal groups say some politicians have crossed the legal line that defines a candidacy in campaign finance law, even though they haven't declared anything yet.

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All Things Considered

Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the continuing controversy surrounding his state's religious freedom law Tuesday.

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Native American Tribes Win Child Welfare Case In South Dakota

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A federal court ruled Tuesday in summary judgment that the state of South Dakota has routinely violated federal law by taking Native American children from their families and tribes.

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Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image.

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Media Mischief On April Fools' Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

When news organizations make fun of the news, it can be funny — or not.

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Tweeners Trust Peers More Than Adults When Judging Risks

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

We all tend to adjust our opinions based on what other people think. But young teenagers pay far more attention to other teens than they do to adults, a study finds. That explains a lot, doesn't it?

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What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs," said Jeb Bush. Hillary Clinton tweeted: "Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today."

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The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.

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Meet The Bacteria That Make A Stink In Your Pits

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scientists say they've identified the bacteria that emit that rank smell after a hard workout. Future deodorants might target that bad actor rather than blocking sweat glands or nuking all bacteria.

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The Fear Of Black Men In America: Join Our Twitter Chat #FearAndRace

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This week, NPR's Michel Martin has been leading challenging conversations about the fear of black men. Now we want to hear from you.

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Morning Edition

Colorado Allows Sales Of Powdered Alcohol

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the law after federal regulators approved Palcohol. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says powdered alcohol is a dangerous product and he wants it banned.

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