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Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Founder: Monument Almost Never Got Built

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jan Scruggs commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end to the Vietnam War with a walk along the memorial he pioneered building.

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Morning Edition

Learning About The Quran ... From A Catholic Archbishop

Thursday, April 30, 2015

As a young priest, Michael Fitzgerald studied Islam and served the Vatican in Muslim countries. Devoted to promoting Catholic-Muslim understanding, he's now teaching Jesuit students about the Quran.

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Photos: Baltimore Quiet For 2nd Night; New York, Denver Protests Noisier

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Police arrested about 100 demonstrators in Manhattan after crowds tried to block a major tunnel, and pepper spray was deployed in Colorado. In Baltimore, the curfew was honored.

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Morning Edition

Seeking Presidency, 'Socialist' Sanders Looks To Elevate Less-Talked About Issues

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He's aiming to elevate the issue of income inequality on the national stage.

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Your Tough Job Might Help Keep You Sharp

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In an eight-year study of older people, those who had held mentally demanding, stimulating jobs tended to retain their mental agility better than people whose work was less stimulating.

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Court: Corporations May Be People, But 'Judges Are Not Politicians'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Supreme Court has increased campaign spending limits, but not when it comes to judges. It found an "unavoidable appearance that judges who personally ask for money may diminish their integrity."

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When You Make Kids' Meals Healthier By Default, They Still Eat 'Em Up

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

When a restaurant chain revamped its kids' menu, making items like strawberries and salad the default sides instead of fries, it improved the healthfulness of meals ordered — by a lot, a study finds.

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All Things Considered

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

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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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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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

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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