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Elephants Will Retire From Barnum And Bailey Circus

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Elephants were part of the spectacle ever since an enterprising farmer encountered one of the country's first elephants.

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Selma Mayor: 'An Awesome Time For Our City'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the mayor of Selma, Ala., George Patrick Evans, about the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and how the small city is dealing with the international attention.

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Obama In Selma: 'The Race Is Not Yet Won'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

President Obama, declaring in Selma, Ala., that the "march is not yet over," joined other dignitaries to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and honor veterans of the civil rights movement.

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Obama Evokes The 'Eternal Struggle' In Selma

Sunday, March 08, 2015

President Obama was in Selma, Ala., for the anniversary of the voting rights march Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate the moment.

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GOP Hopefuls Do A Balancing Act At Ag Summit

Sunday, March 08, 2015

A parade of Republican presidential hopefuls took turns blasting the Obama administration but showed their differences on energy subsidies at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines Saturday.

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All Things Considered

Supporting A Spouse With Alzheimer's: 'I Don't Get Angry Anymore'

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Mary Catherine O'Brien says when she first married her husband Greg in 1977, he was funny and outgoing. Alzheimer's disease has stolen much of that, she says, but the two are closer than ever.

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Obama: 50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday,' March Is Not Yet Over

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The president, speaking at an event in Selma, Ala., to commemorate the march, said "our union is not yet perfect. But we are getting closer."

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Protests After Police In Wis. Kill Unarmed 19-Year-Old Black Suspect

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Authorities say an officer was assaulted after responding to a call about reckless driving. The Madison police chief has acknowledged that the suspect was unarmed.

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How To Oust A House Speaker (Hint: Don't Even Try)

Saturday, March 07, 2015

A group of conservative representatives in the House are unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner and they want to replace him. Can they do it?

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Lincoln Center Venue Renamed For David Geffen

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Avery Fisher Hall is getting a new name. As NPR's Scott Simon notes, the home of the New York Philharmonic will be renamed the David Geffen Hall in honor of the man who donated $100 million for its renovation.

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Marchers Tie Selma Message To Today's Injustices

Saturday, March 07, 2015

President Obama and the first family will be in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma voting rights protests. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Debbie Elliott from Selma.

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Derailed Oil Train Continues To Burn In Illinois

Saturday, March 07, 2015

It's the third fiery derailment of trains carrying Bakken crude oil in three weeks, raising more questions about the volatility of the oil and the safety of the tank cars used to transport crude.

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All Things Considered

Clinton, White House Play Delicate Dance As Emails Await Release

Friday, March 06, 2015

Questions about Hillary Clinton's reliance on a private email account when she was Secretary of State will dog the likely presidential hopeful — and the administration she worked for — for months.

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All Things Considered

Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

Friday, March 06, 2015

By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.

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All Things Considered

Boston Less Than 2 Inches Away From Breaking Snowfall Record

Friday, March 06, 2015

Bostonians have experienced lots of misery this winter but no satisfaction of having endured something for the record books. As of Friday, they are 1.9 inches away from the 1995-1996 record.

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All Things Considered

Iditarod's Top Dogs Will Brave New Twists

Friday, March 06, 2015

In the already challenging sled dog race, there has been a change in the normal route due to warm weather. The strongest veteran mushers size up their strengths that have prepared them to compete.

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All Things Considered

System For Reporting Police Killings Unreliable, Study Finds

Friday, March 06, 2015

A new Bureau of Justice Statistics study confirms that the annual count of people killed by police in America is low. Analysis shows that the true number is probably twice as high as officially reported, but there's still no reliable system to keep track of it.

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Saying Goodbye To A Manhattan Classical Music Mecca

Friday, March 06, 2015

The last store in Manhattan devoted exclusively to classical sheet music is closing its doors today — having been lapped by online retailers and free file sharing.

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Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA? Ranchers, Meatpackers Disagree

Friday, March 06, 2015

U.S. ranchers want consumers to know their meat came from cattle "raised in America." Meatpackers argue such labels add cost without much benefit. A trade dispute could soon make the labels disappear.

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Mayor: 3 Ferguson Employees Linked To Racist Emails No Longer With Department

Friday, March 06, 2015

Mayor James Knowles also told The Associated Press that city leaders would meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks to provide ways to improve the Ferguson, Mo., police department.

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