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HIV Outbreak In Indiana Grows With Nearly 140 Confirmed Cases

Friday, April 24, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams for the latest on the Indiana HIV outbreak. There are now 136 confirmed cases tied to injection drug users in one community in rural Scott County.

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In Charlotte, N.C., Police Use Simulators To Engage Community Amid Distrust

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the aftermath of several police shootings of unarmed black men, many police departments are holding community forums to talk to residents about policing.

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California Cities Struggle To Meet Water Conservation Targets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.

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Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.

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CDC Warns More HIV, Hepatitis C Outbreaks Likely Among Drug Users

Friday, April 24, 2015

The U.S. epidemic of injected opioid use could lead to more severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C, like those now occurring in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention says.

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Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

Friday, April 24, 2015

The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.

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To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think Of The Big Picture

Friday, April 24, 2015

Negative feedback is supposed to be good for us, but it sure doesn't feel so good. Shifting the context by thinking more broadly helps blunt the sting, a study found. So does embracing change.

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TED Radio Hour

How Do You Help Your Town Dig Out From A Disaster?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Morgan O'Neill was 24 years old when she and her sister spearheaded the effort to rebuild their town after a tornado. Later, she developed a way to help other communities rebuild after disasters.

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More Than A Dozen Hurt After High School Stage Collapses In Indiana

Friday, April 24, 2015

Students sustained minor injuries in the collapse during the musical finale of a stage show in suburban Indianapolis.

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Morning Edition

Tales Of Environmental Activism

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Rhode Island Tree Council wants to set the record for hugging trees on Saturday. And, Christopher Swain, a clean-water advocate, swam in New York's most polluted canal. He said it tasted bad.

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After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Friday, April 24, 2015

After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Friday, April 24, 2015

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Friday, April 24, 2015

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Friday, April 24, 2015

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Friday, April 24, 2015

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.

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All Things Considered

Return Of Horses A Sign Of Spring On Michigan Island

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Over the next two months, more than 300 draft and riding horses will be transported by ferry to Mackinac Island.

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Father Details Daughter's Heroin Addiction In Obituary

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Tom Parks of Saco, Maine, whose daughter Molly Parks died April 16 of a heroin overdose. Parks shared details of his daughter's death on Facebook and in her obituary.

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Award-Winning Poets Write For Passersby In New York

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In New York City, award-winning poets are sitting in booths Thursday, ready to write poems on demand for passersby. Organizers of the event say they want to bring poetry to everyone in the city.

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How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Rib-Eye

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The rib-eye is the bestselling cut of beef in America both at the supermarket and the steakhouse. Once a year, breeders bring their stock into the barn to take a peek at the steak using ultrasound.

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