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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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A King Speech You've Never Heard โ€” 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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Morning Edition

Atlantic Coast Conference Mascots Face Off Without Otto The Orange

Friday, March 13, 2015

Syracuse University is being investigated for possible NCAA violations. In February, the school announced a self-imposed ban on post-season basketball, which apparently included the ACC mascot game.

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Morning Edition

More Indians Who Moved To The U.S. Decide To Return Home

Friday, March 13, 2015

Indians are the 3rd largest immigrant group in the U.S. Decades ago, when immigrants moved here from India, they used to ask each other: "Why would you ever go back?" But now, many are heading back.

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Morning Edition

Utah's Governor Signs LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Friday, March 13, 2015

The bill was endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The law includes protections in areas of housing and employment. It also contains some exemptions for religious groups.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson Needs To Be Model For Systemic Change, Professor Says

Friday, March 13, 2015

Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad tells David Greene that wiping the leadership slate clean is a good start. Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Morning Edition

In Ferguson, The Shooting Of 2 Officers Stirs A Long-Simmering Anxiety

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ferguson, Mo., looked like a community that was moving forward this week, with key officials resigning. But then police officers monitoring a protest were shot. For many, the unease is back.

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Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

Friday, March 13, 2015

The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players.

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Morning Edition

Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

Friday, March 13, 2015

In 1990, Rick Abath was tricked into letting thieves into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. They stole half a billion dollars in artwork โ€” the biggest art theft in history.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

Friday, March 13, 2015

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.

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Texas Ends Contract With Group That Has Run Alamo For More Than A Century

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The news, reported by the San Antonio Express-News, is a step toward a "brighter future" for the Alamo, said Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Attorney General Holder Denounces Police Shootings In Missouri

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Eric Holder called the attacks on Ferguson officers disgusting and cowardly. He is putting in motion a pilot program in six cities to try to improve police-citizen interactions.

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All Things Considered

Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high-tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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Powdered Alcohol Faces Hurdles After Regulatory Approval

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol this week. But Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he is introducing legislation to make its production, sale and possession illegal.

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All Things Considered

Hillary Clinton's Privacy Problem

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"I've always believed in a zone of privacy," Clinton once said. Her use of a personal email account while secretary of state is just the latest example of trying to defend that zone.

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Marches For Selma Anniversary

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Charles Steele, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Steele is in Alabama marching from Selma to Montgomery in honor of the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" events in 1965.

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Iraqi Refugee Death Puts Spotlight On Crime-Ridden Dallas Neighborhood

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The shooting death of an Iraqi refugee last week has focused international attention on one Dallas neighborhood. Ahmed Al-Jumaili was shot and killed while photographing the snow. Residents say the shooting happened in what is an increasingly crime-ridden area.

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Search Continues For Perpetrators In Ferguson Police Shootings

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In Missouri, police are searching for whomever shot and wounded two officers outside the Ferguson Police Department Thursday.

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Utah LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill Includes Religious Exemptions

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The governor of Utah is expected to sign an anti-discrimination bill into law Thursday that protects LGBT residents from housing and employment discrimination.

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