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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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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

In Detroit's Rivera And Kahlo Exhibit, A Portrait Of A Resilient City

Monday, March 16, 2015

This is the first exhibit to focus on the time Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo spent in Detroit. It's a big step for the Detroit Institute of Arts as it recovers from the tumult of the city's bankruptcy.

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All Things Considered

Officers Recall Night Of Battle With Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

Monday, March 16, 2015

The trial continued Monday for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Three police officers recalled a battle with the accused bombers in Watertown, Mass., four days after the attack.

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All Things Considered

FEMA's Appeals Process Favored Insurance Companies Almost Every Time

Monday, March 16, 2015

It's the latest step in a growing controversy after thousands of homeowners said insurance companies lowballed damage estimates and insurance insiders called the appeals process "rigged."

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All Things Considered

California Judges Must Cut Ties With The Boy Scouts

Monday, March 16, 2015

The state's earlier ban on judges belonging to groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation now applies to youth organizations. Does this take judicial impartiality too far?

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War Criminals Next Door: Immigration Division Brings Violators To Justice

Monday, March 16, 2015

A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia and El Salvador.

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I'm Mike Huckabee, And I Approve This ... Infomercial?

Monday, March 16, 2015

How does the former governor square hawking a diabetes supplement program with a potentially serious run for the White House?

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California Auditing Insurance Company That Took Away Home Health Aide

Monday, March 16, 2015

After a NPR/ProPublica investigation of state changes in workers' compensation laws, the California labor department says it will review the case of paralyzed worker Joel Ramirez.

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All Things Considered

New Hampshire Visit Offers Glimpse Into Possible Walker, Bush Rivalry

Monday, March 16, 2015

The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend.

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All Things Considered

Most Americans' Behavior Unchanged After Snowden Revelations, Study Finds

Monday, March 16, 2015

A Pew Research Center study finds that while most are aware of government surveillance programs after Edward Snowden's revelations, many have not changed their behavior to protect their privacy.

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Robert Durst Charged With Murder, May Face Death Penalty

Monday, March 16, 2015

A real estate heir linked to two murders and a disappearance was arrested after an HBO documentary brought renewed attention to a case in which he was involved.

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Obamacare Cut The Ranks Of The Uninsured By A Third

Monday, March 16, 2015

The percentage of people without health insurance has dropped to 13.2 percent from 20.2 percent in 2012, according to federal officials. The uptick in coverage has been biggest for Latinos.

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There's Officially An Upside To Boston's Brutal Winter

Monday, March 16, 2015

Nearly 3 inches fell Sunday night in Boston — making this winter the city's snowiest ever.

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Morning Edition

Once Lost, Internment Camp In Hawaii Now A National Monument

Monday, March 16, 2015

The camp was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It held as many as 4,000 prisoners, including hundreds of Japanese-American citizens. The camp's location was recently rediscovered.

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Morning Edition

Leading The Charge At South By Southwest

Monday, March 16, 2015

Companies at the giant festival in Austin found something everyone attending could use more of: battery power. Yahoo hid chargers in planters, while Mophie sent around a St. Bernard with a charger.

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Morning Edition

Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Police In Ferguson

Monday, March 16, 2015

Police in St. Louis arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of two officers at a protest in Ferguson, Mo. New information may cast doubt on statements that police were the intended targets.

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Morning Edition

With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

Monday, March 16, 2015

The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architecture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler homeowner Adriene Biondo.

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Morning Edition

A Man's Incomplete Brain Reveals Cerebellum's Role In Thought And Emotion

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jonathan Keleher is one of a handful of people known to have lived their entire lives without a cerebellum. His experiences are helping scientists show how this brain structure helps shape who we are.

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All Things Considered

Police Dog On Payroll: 'Indiana Bones' Is Woman's Best Friend

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dogs are routinely used by police forces for criminal investigations, drug-sniffing or search and rescue missions. But to LA county K-9 handler Karina Peck, "Indy" the dog is more than a co-worker.

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