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Indiana GOP To Revisit Controversial Religious Freedom Act

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

As concerns grow that the law is a license to discriminate, GOP lawmakers are seeking clarification for the measure. Democrats say that doesn't go far enough, calling for full repeal of the law.

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Morning Edition

Fear of Black Men: How Society Sees Black Men And How They See Themselves

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

NPR's Michel Martin continues her examination of how the fear of black men plays out in America. She talks with two African-American men about how that fear affects their lives.

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Pentagon Chief Searches For Beginning And Mid-Career Talent

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the military is looking for cyber professionals and others, saying it may have to waive barriers like age requirements in order to attract enough tech-savvy recruits.

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Morning Edition

Front-End Of Tunnel-Boring Machine Freed From Seattle Pit

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Engineers have removed the cutter head from the enormous tunneling machine nicknamed Bertha. The malfunctioning part had been stuck for more than a year in a highway project under the city's downtown.

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Morning Edition

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.

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Morning Edition

With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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Indianapolis Mayor Calls On Legislature To Repeal Or Ammend Bill

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, a Republican, about the impact of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was recently sighed into law by Governor Mike Pence.

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All Things Considered

Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

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California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

Monday, March 30, 2015

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.

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All Things Considered

Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

Monday, March 30, 2015

"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.

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All Things Considered

Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.

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All Things Considered

To Catch Up On Unsolved Murders, Detroit Detectives Mine Cold Cases

Monday, March 30, 2015

Criminologists say the country's poor homicide clearance rate could be improved if police departments put more effort into solving murders.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

Monday, March 30, 2015

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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Judy Woodruff Recalls Assassination Attempt On President Reagan

Monday, March 30, 2015

John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reporter Judy Woodruff, then with NBC News, was there.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Monday, March 30, 2015

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dr. Dan Swangard doesn't know if he would take lethal medications to hasten death. But as someone with metastatic cancer, he wants to have that choice. He's part of a suit to change California law.

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Indiana GOP To Revisit Law; Paper Weighs In With Full Page Editorial

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.

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Morning Edition

4-year-old Girl Boards Bus Alone At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

Monday, March 30, 2015

The bus driver called police and she was returned safely to her family. On local TV, the girl's mom told her, "Yes, you can have a slushie. Next time just ask me to take you."

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Morning Edition

Twitter Account Chronicles Adventures Of 'Florida Man'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Someone tweets real news articles in which a "Florida Man" does dumb things. Public Policy Polling checked Florida Man's approval rating, and found his numbers are better than many politicians.

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How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

Monday, March 30, 2015

Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.

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