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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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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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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

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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All Things Considered

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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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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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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Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.

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The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Friday, March 06, 2015

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.

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Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

Friday, March 06, 2015

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.

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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Labor Department's latest report follows an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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Morning Edition

Families Stage 'Sled-In' Protests On Capitol Hill

Friday, March 06, 2015

Rules dating back decades outlaw sledding on Capitol Hill. Protesters brought signs that read: Sled Free or Die. It did not appear that anyone who took a run down the hill on a sled was arrested.

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Morning Edition

Economy Adds Almost 300K Jobs, Amid Another Strong Report

Friday, March 06, 2015

February's report showed 295,000 jobs added, and a drop in the unemployment rate, down to 5.5. percent. It follows on the heels of January's strong report, which showed strong wage gains.

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Morning Edition

Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

Friday, March 06, 2015

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are moving through immigration courts without legal representation. An ACLU lawsuit calls for the government to provide them with lawyers.

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Morning Edition

Dealing With Malaysia Airlines Over Missing Jet 'Has Gotten Worse'

Friday, March 06, 2015

Sunday marks one year since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Renee Montagne talks to Sarah Bajc, the partner of Philip Wood, an American passenger.

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Morning Edition

As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

Friday, March 06, 2015

Injured workers who are dependent on workers' compensation have faced eroding benefits. We go to Alabama and Georgia, where the value of an amputated arm is $700,000 more just across the state line.

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