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Arrest Made In Shooting Of Two Officers In Ferguson, Police Say

Sunday, March 15, 2015

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch identified the suspect who has been charged in the shooting as Jeffrey Williams, 20. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault.

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Robert Durst, Subject Of HBO's 'The Jinx,' Arrested In New Orleans

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Durst, the troubled heir to a New York real estate fortune, has been questioned in the past over two deaths and a disappearance. It is unclear if his arrest is linked to those cases.

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Instead Of Tickets, N.H. Police Hand Out Good-Deed Coupons

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Getting a ticket isn't all bad when it's in Farmington, N.H. Police Chief John Drury tells NPR's Rachel Martin that officers there are giving out pizza coupons for good behavior.

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March Madness: Keeping Society Sane Since 1908

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Think you know your NCAA tournament facts? Try these on for size: What are the odds of a perfect bracket? What surgery is performed more frequently during the madness?

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Univision Race Gaffe Shows Culture Gap

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Univision commentator's ugly remarks about Michelle Obama are more than just an idle misstep. Essayist Maria Murriel says they reveal an ugly truth about Latin American culture: It's really racist.

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Large Crowd Attends Funeral Of Wisconsin Man Shot By Police

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tony Robinson, 19, was killed March 6 by an officer. Police say he was shot after a confrontation in which he allegedly assaulted the officer. Protesters say the death is more evidence of racial bias.

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Pi Day Isn't Just Magical, It's Mathematics. And There's Pie!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Math geeks are excited about 3-14-15, this year's Pi Day. The San Francisco Exploratorium will celebrate with a pizza-pi-dough-tossing contest, a pi parade and special pie. Mmmm, pie. Or is it pi?

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Razing Liberty: Miami's Gambit To Fix A Crime-Plagued Neighborhood

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Liberty Square, in the heart of one of Miami's most crime-ridden areas, will be demolished. Residents, who will be relocated to new public housing, like the plan, but worry about the followthrough.

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Rev. Willie Barrow: Remembering 'The Little Warrior'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers Chicago civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow. She became an activist at 12, and later marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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St. Louis Alderman: People Want To See More Than Resignations

Saturday, March 14, 2015

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the recent police shooting in Ferguson and the changes he feels need to happen in response to the Department of Justice report.

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Several Americans Possibly Exposed To Ebola, As Epidemic Smolders

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week an American aid worker contracted Ebola in West Africa and may have infected other people. No one else is showing symptoms, but one person is being flown to Atlanta for observation.

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Fraternity's Defense Lawyer Not Ruling Out Suing OU

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stephen Jones, famous for defending Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh, argues for due process. He says "every student deserves a second chance."

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All Things Considered

President Obama Visits Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Crisis

Friday, March 13, 2015

President Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald visit the veterans hospital in Phoenix Friday to announce a new outside advisory committee to help the VA with customer service.

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All Things Considered

Tom Cotton: The Freshman Senator Behind The Iran Letter

Friday, March 13, 2015

Freshman Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who has been in office barely two months, penned an open letter to Iranian leaders this week that 47 Republican senators signed.

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All Things Considered

Wichita Waiter Gets Generous Tip In Form Of New Smile

Friday, March 13, 2015

Brian Maixner, a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kan., received a generous tip from one of his customers: a new smile. NPR's Melissa Block and Audie Cornish explain.

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All Things Considered

Dallas Police Make Arrest In Murder Of Iraqi Migrant

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dallas police have made an arrest in the murder of Ahmed Al-Jumaili, who was shot and killed while photographing last week's snow. The Iraqi man had been in the U.S. for less than a month.

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Ferguson Residents Continue To Heal After Police Shooting

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ferguson, Mo., activists and residents discuss the shakeup in the police department and the recent police shooting that have disrupted the community's healing process.

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A King Speech You've Never Heard — Plus, Your Chance To Do Archive Sleuthing

Friday, March 13, 2015

For 50 years, this little-known archive of civil rights activities has gone pretty much untouched and untapped.

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