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Rapper Wale Holds Town Hall With Baltimore High School Students

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Students in Baltimore were back in class Wednesday where administrators turned the riots and looting from Monday into a teachable moment. The rapper Wale visited Frederick Douglass High School and held an informal town hall with students in the school library.

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All Things Considered

Baltimore City Council President: 'I Don't Condone' Rioting, Looting

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Bernard C. "Jack" Young, Baltimore City Council president, about his response to the violence this week and whether the city can bring back destroyed businesses.

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All Things Considered

Some Baltimore Residents Say They Don't Trust Police, Politicians

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Residents of Baltimore's impoverished neighborhoods say they don't trust their police force or city officials.

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Fresh Air

Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Recount Captivity, Escape From Horror

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In 2013, three young women who had vanished years earlier escaped from a house where they had been held captive. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, along with writer Mary Jordan, discuss their new memoir.

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Report: FBI Vetted Middleman In Ransom Payment For U.S. Hostage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

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2016 Race Collides With Baltimore Unrest

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York the criminal justice system is "out of balance" and Rand Paul attributed the violence to "the lack of a sort of moral code in our society."

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How One West Baltimore Principal Helps Her Students Make Sense Of It All

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Crystal Harden-Lindsey is a principal at a public charter school for middle and high schoolers. "You just have to pray that they'll make it back to school the next day," she says of her students.

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Watch: The Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments In 4 Minutes

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Want to catch up on the same-sex-marriage arguments before the Supreme Court? NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUS Blog are here to help.

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What Do Millennials Want?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A new poll finds a majority of young Americans don't feel politically engaged and nearly half lack confidence in the justice system.

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Why The Urologist Is Usually A Man, But Maybe Not For Long

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Just 8 percent of doctors practicing urology are female. But urologists treat kidneys and urinary tracts, not just prostates and penises. That male-focused image may be scaring patients away.

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Baltimore Update: A Forceful Mom And A Fan-Free Baseball Game

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In a first, the Orioles plan to play an MLB game without an audience, and a woman who yanked her son away from potential trouble is making headlines.

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Morning Edition

Police In Baltimore Clear Defiant Crowds

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A curfew went into effect Tuesday night in Baltimore in hopes of controlling violent outbursts. Riots Monday left at least 20 officers injured and several buildings damaged.

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Morning Edition

GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One of President Obama's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.

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Morning Edition

Police Departments Plagued By Recruiting Challenges

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Darrel Stephens, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association about hiring practices, and what's being done to prepare new officers for the streets.

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Morning Edition

High Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Gay-Marriage Ban

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sparred, skewered and probed the legal arguments on gay marriage. But at the end of a tumultuous day, there still was no certainty about the outcome.

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Morning Edition

Troubled Chicago Neighborhood Wary Of Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel objects to director Spike Lee's decision to set a new film in the beleaguered Chicago neighborhood of Englewood. The movie, Chiraq, focuses on black-on-black violence.

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Morning Edition

Baltimore Mayor Under Intense Scrutiny Following Street Violence

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Some residents complain that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has done little to help the impoverished neighborhoods where much of the unrest occurred. Will the crisis tarnish the rising star?

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Morning Edition

Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here's What It Really Is

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baltimore is usually a friendly city, where strangers are often addressed as "hon." It's also where stores were looted and cars burned following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray.

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Morning Edition

After Botched Executions, Supreme Court Weighs Lethal Drug Cocktail

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.

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Florida's House Quits Early, At Impasse Over Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott sued the federal government Tuesday, accusing it of coercing Florida to accept the expansion, or lose funding for other health programs for the poor.

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