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Alabama Joins 36 States In Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, February 09, 2015

Same-sex couples in the conservative state married for the first time on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a federal judge's ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Authorities Probe Alleged Hate Crime Against Native American Kids

Monday, February 09, 2015

Racial tensions are high in Rapid City, S.D. as police investigate an incident where white men allegedly shouted racial slurs and dumped beer on a group of Native Americans at a recent hockey game.

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Q&A: Sen. Ed Markey On Protecting Data Our Cars Are Sharing

Monday, February 09, 2015

We've entered the age of Internet-connected cars, and the Massachusetts lawmaker says they're vulnerable to all kinds of data breaches.

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Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

Monday, February 09, 2015

Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour in order to help its 800,000 residents in poverty. But no major city has yet raised its wage this dramatically and this fast.

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6 Months After Protests, Ferguson Businesses On Path To Rebuild

Monday, February 09, 2015

Since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer, the Missouri city has been in the spotlight. Government officials work to address the issues brought to light following Brown's death.

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Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast Granted Appeal

Monday, February 09, 2015

Adnan Syed, convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend, has been granted an appeal by a Maryland court. Questions about his conviction were the focus of the popular podcast Serial.

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Anthem Data Stolen By Hackers Raises Identity Theft Concerns

Monday, February 09, 2015

Following the Anthem health insurance hack, we look at what happens if your Social Security number is stolen. How bad can the damage be? Can you get a new number? And, will that solve your problems?

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State Political Parties Blames Congress For Lack Of Funds

Monday, February 09, 2015

With all the cash pouring into politics, there's one group of losers: state parties. Big donors are turning to outside groups, and many state parties watch their budgets and clout dwindle.

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The Rise And Fall Of Marion 'Suge' Knight

Monday, February 09, 2015

David Greene talks to music journalist Alan Light about Marion "Suge" Knight's legacy in hip-hop music. The former CEO and co-founder of Death Row Records has been charged with murder.

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Oil Price Dip, Global Slowdown Create Crosscurrents For U.S.

Monday, February 09, 2015

The big drop in oil prices is a gift to consumers that should propel the U.S. economy, analysts say. But those lower prices are hurting the energy sector and consumers continue to be cautious.

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Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Monday, February 09, 2015

Our immune systems fight off disease, protecting us from colds, flu and infection. An experimental treatment called immunotherapy is helping patients' immune systems fight off cancer.

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Cities Argue For a Bigger Share Of Pot Tax Revenue

Sunday, February 08, 2015

In Washington and Oregon, local governments argue they should get more tax funds from marijuana, because legalized pot will increase their expenses. States say cities' costs will actually fall.

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Legendary UNC Basketball Coach Dean Smith Dies At 83

Sunday, February 08, 2015

When he retired, Smith was the winningest coach in history, bringing the Tar Heels men's team to two national titles and ending his career with a 879-254 record.

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College Offers Program In Fixing High-Tech Cars

Sunday, February 08, 2015

As cars become more computerized, they require more technical expertise to fix. This week, a community college in North Carolina opened a technology center to offer that kind of training.

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Change Comes Slowly To Missouri Municipal Courts

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Six months ago, a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot and killed a black 18-year-old. The area's 82 municipal courts came under sharp scrutiny and were targeted for major reforms.

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Native American Women Are, Increasingly, Family Breadwinners

Sunday, February 08, 2015

In the face of some of the worst poverty in the country, women on the Wind River Indian Reservation are getting to work. At the Wind River Casino, almost 60 percent of workers are female.

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What Happens When Wives Earn More Than Husbands

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Thirty-eight percent of American wives earn more than their husbands. Data expert Mona Chalabi from FiveThirtyEight.com speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about that number, and puts it into context.

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Reforming Prisoners Through Poetry

Saturday, February 07, 2015

For the last 40 years, poet Richard Shelton has been helping prisoners in Arizona reclaim their humanity. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Shelton about his work.

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Facing 1,000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The 1,000-mile-long Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race is underway Saturday. It's not so much a race as it is a test of survival — and veteran musher Lance Mackey knows all about fighting for the finish.

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Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Granted Appeal

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Syed was convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend. In October, a series of podcasts produced by the makers of This American Life re-examined his case and raised questions about his guilt.

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