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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

Friday, February 13, 2015

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

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Montana Man Sentenced To 70 Years For Shooting Unarmed Intruder

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Markus Kaarma argued self-defense after shooting an unarmed German high school exchange student in his garage. But the judge ruled that Kaarma wasn't protecting his home, he "went hunting."

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All Things Considered

Ruling May Force Ala. Probate Judges To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that a probate judge in Mobile must issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.

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All Things Considered

Report: Despite Bans, Pregnant Prisoners Still Shackled During Birth

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Across the country, it's common practice to handcuff a pregnant prisoner to her hospital bed while she gives birth.

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All Things Considered

Police-Involved Shooting In Washington Sparks Protest

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A police shooting of a homeless man in Pasco, Wash., is under investigation. Officers shot the man at a busy intersection after he was reportedly throwing rocks at cars. It was the town's fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months.

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All Things Considered

8 Million Tons Of Plastic Clutter Our Seas

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami. Should China and India create more landfills?

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Tussle Over Electric Bill Plunges New York Mall Into The Dark

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The lights suddenly flickered off today at Rotterdam Square Mall near Schenectady after what the owners say was "a total misunderstanding" with the power utility.

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Apps Can Speed The Search For Love, But Nothing Beats A Real Date

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Are those hours I spend swiping through Tinder getting me anywhere closer to actual romance? Yes, psychologists say. But chemistry doesn't come in an app, and that's what matters most.

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San Diego Cops: Family Thanked Us For Beating, Arresting Them In Their Own Home

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Video footage shows glaring inconsistencies in officers' account of a suspected break-in that was really just two brothers walking into their home.

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FBI Director To Address Law Enforcement's Relationship With Minorities

Thursday, February 12, 2015

James Comey will speak at Georgetown University today about police relations with minority communities.

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How Scams Worked In The 1800s

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Women, priests, dapperly dressed gents — no one could be trusted.

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Morning Edition

Police In New Hampshire Want To Arrest Punxsutawney Phil

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In Merrimack, a warrant has been issued for the weather prognosticating groundhog. Police say that Phil predicted winter would last 6 more weeks, but didn't mention anything about all the snow.

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Morning Edition

Pressure Mounts On Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber To Resign

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Gov. John Kitzhaber is accused of looking the other way while his fiancée allegedly used his office to land contracts for her consulting business. A state ethics probe is underway.

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Federal Judge May Clarify Confusion In Ala. Gay Marriage Standoff

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to prevent same-sex marriage from taking hold in his state despite a ruling from a federal judge that would allow it. A hearing is scheduled in Mobile Thursday.

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Hundreds Remember N.C. Students Murdered In Possible Hate Crime

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The murder of three Muslims in Chapel Hill has sparked outrage and mourning in the local community. Family members of the deceased have asked the police to investigate the murders as a hate crime.

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Morning Edition

Veteran CBS Correspondent Bob Simon Dies At 73.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Longtime CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash Wednesday night in New York city. Simon was 73.

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Morning Edition

Keystone XL Pipeline Would Transport 'Dirty Energy'

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Despite veto threats, the House sent the Keystone XL pipeline bill to President Obama. David Greene talks to Susan Casey-Lefkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council about environmental issues.

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Morning Edition

Record Snow Cripples Boston's Subway System

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The lives of Boston commuters have been upended by a string of major snowstorms. One reason for their troubles is a subway system that largely runs on outdated electrical systems.

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Morning Edition

Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections, and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.

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