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Government Cracks Down On 'Birth Tourism' In Southern Calif.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Federal agents searched about 50 locations in Southern California on Tuesday for evidence of "maternal tourism" operations there.

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Morning Edition

Opening Statements To Begin Nearly 2 Years After Boston Bombing

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Twelve jurors and six alternates will spend the next several months considering the 30 federal charges against alleged bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors say they have a mountain of evidence.

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Morning Edition

DOJ: Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate Against African Americans

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

A Justice Department investigation finds police and local courts in Ferguson, Mo., routinely violate the constitution and federal laws. Civil rights investigators cite a pattern of racial bias.

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Morning Edition

House Votes To Fund DHS Without Immigration Curbs

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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Morning Edition

Federal Findings Don't Surprise Ferguson Protesters

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Civil rights investigators say police In Ferguson arrest African Americans and charge them more often than white people. Ferguson residents say they're happy that someone finally heard the complaints.

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Clinton Speaks To 30th Anniversary Gala Of EMILY's List

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Former Secretary of State and likely future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a large group of female political donors Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.

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Morning Edition

Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.

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4 Reasons Both Parties Should Be Sweating Bullets Over King V. Burwell

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The biggest political threat of the latest challenge to Obamacare is to the president, but Republicans wouldn't be winners either.

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All Things Considered

Ferguson Political Leader: DOJ Report Validates Protesters

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department is set to release a report that condemns the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department for its discriminatory practices.

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All Things Considered

Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.

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All Things Considered

After Two Months Of Jury Selection, Panel Chosen In Boston Bombing Trial

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The panel of 12 jurors and six alternates was seated Tuesday for the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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All Things Considered

Marion, Ala., Remembers Death That Sparked 1965 Selma Marches

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Selma-to-Montgomery marches might not have happened if not for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson a few weeks before in Marion, Ala. NPR returned to Marion as people remembered Jackson and how his death was a catalyst for many other civil rights events in 1965.

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10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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Morning Edition

Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A rare cluster of storms dropped so much hail on Huntington Beach, it appeared blanketed in snow. Kids had snowball fights and photos circulated on social media of an icy snowman on the sand.

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Morning Edition

Hockey Player's Daughter Is Happy Her Dad Is Coming Home

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Jordyn Leopold missed her dad and wrote a letter to get him a new job. Jordan Leopold was traded from the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild. His team says the letter wasn't a factor.

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Sen. Mikulski, In Public Office Since 1976, Won't Seek Re-Election

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland is the longest-serving woman in Congress. She was first elected to the House in 1976, and 10 years later, was elected to the Senate.

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After Riot, Private Prison In South Texas Is Scrutinized

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Nearly 3,000 inmates have been moved out of the private facility after last month's uprising, and staff is being laid off. There is a probe into how the for-profit company ran the prison.

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Ex-Atlanta School Superintendent, Charged In Cheating Case, Dies At 68

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2009, Beverly Hall was named national superintendent of the year largely based on her district's improved standardized test scores. But those scores soon came under scrutiny.

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