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Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

While 25 states have passed right-to-work laws, Democrats in the Kentucky Legislature have long blocked attempts to pass a bill. Now, there's a county-by-county effort to pass these laws locally.

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Morning Edition

After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. Now, the company wants to move its stored waste to two abandoned mines.

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Morning Edition

SXSW Debuts Robot Petting Zoo For A Personal Peek Into The Future

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Robots are coming — in fact they're already here. One exhibit at the South by Southwest interactive festival lets visitors get up close and personal to our future overlords.

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All Things Considered

Old Land Battle Resurfaces In Georgia Between The Gullah And The Government

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Gullah people, who are descendants of West African slaves, want to return to land the U.S. government took away during World War II. But the land has been a wildlife refuge for 40 years.

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All Things Considered

Lost Camera Survives Two Years Submerged In Wyoming's Salt River

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Idaho resident John Cassinelli lost his digital camera when he went fishing on the Salt River two years ago. It was recently found by a couple who posted its images on Facebook.

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Can New York Police Build Trust Among Public Housing Residents?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Many New York public housing residents once trusted the police who patrolled their communities. Since an officer killed an unarmed man in public housing, some are pressing to change police tactics.

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All Things Considered

Tsarnaev's Former Best Friend Takes The Stand In Boston Bombing Trial

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two starkly different pictures of admitted Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, emerged at his trial in Boston Tuesday when his former best friend went under cross-examination.

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Your Drinking Habits May Be Influenced By How Much You Make

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Genetic differences explain more of the wide variation in drinking habits among people with low incomes, while higher-income people tended to drink alike.

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All Things Considered

Sex Discrimination Trial Puts Silicon Valley Under The Microscope

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ellen Pao was vying to be one of the few women at the top of the venture capital world. Then she was fired. Now she's suing, in an industry where women often say they are sidelined and passed over.

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All Things Considered

First Gay Group Marches In NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An LGBT group carried its own banner for the first time ever in New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Movement Built On False Rumors, Columnist Says

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart about his column, " 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Was Built On A Lie."

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U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Trying To Aid ISIS

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh faces charges of attempting to join the self-described Islamic State and obstruction of justice. He is expected to plead not guilty.

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Here's What People Are Saying About Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The company's attempt to talk about race relations has met some blunt opposition — and snark.

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All Things Considered

House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

House Republicans unveiled a draft budget Tuesday, aimed at balancing spending with revenues over the next decade without raising taxes.

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7 Creative Wedding Ideas From History

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.

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Morning Edition

A Chinese Immigrant Gets His California Law License, 125 Years Later

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hong Yen Chang was denied the chance to practice law in California more than a century ago because of his race. This week, the California Supreme Court posthumously granted him a law license.

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In Intense Desert Training, Dozens Of Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.

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Are Humans Really Headed To Mars Anytime Soon?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Public passion is all well and good, but it will take more than big talk to get to Mars by 2025, space specialists say. Even several rockets' worth of cash won't easily solve the technical challenges.

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Doritos Stage Pulled From SXSW But Issues Remain

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As the Austin, Texas, music festival enters its 28th year, concerns continue over corporate branding and security.

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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

Monday, March 16, 2015

The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?

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