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Investigation Reveals Rampant Use Of Flashbang Grenades By Police

Sunday, January 18, 2015

An investigation by ProPublica reports that says some police use flashbang grenades routinely with little training. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Julia Angwin about how and why this is happening.

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Expect Taxes, Economy To Top Obama's State Of The Union

Sunday, January 18, 2015

President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address to Congress and the nation on Tuesday night. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about what to expect.

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Broken Promises On Display At Native American Treaties Exhibit

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A rare exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian explores the history of treaties between Native American nations and the U.S.

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King's Family Builds Its Own Legacy Of Legal Battles

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children have feuded bitterly over his legacy for years. They're often criticized, but some believe their desire to tightly control their father's estate is fair.

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Tech Program Helps Put Latinos On A Path To Silicon Valley

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A unique class of college students from California's Salinas Valley — many the children of farmworkers and immigrants — is working toward careers in major tech companies.

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Group Helps Inner City Youth See The World

Sunday, January 18, 2015

International travel is beyond the reach of most kids from tough urban neighborhoods. Anise Hayes of Atlantic Impact tells NPR's Rachel Martin that her program gives high school students that chance.

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In LA, Building Ties To Counter Religious Extremism

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Law enforcement is working to detect and prevent radical Islam in the U.S. On this week's For The Record, NPR's Rachel Martin presents different perspectives on what prevention looks like today.

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One Scientist's Race To Help Microbes Help You

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Moving the American Gut Project to a biotech hub like San Diego may speed the jump from basic research to real treatments. At least that's microbe tracker Rob Knight's plan.

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Justice Department To Halt Seizure Of Assets

Saturday, January 17, 2015

On Friday, the Justice Department announced they were all but ending the practice of police seizing the assets of suspects. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Robert O'Harrow of The Washington Post.

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Supreme Court Will Rule On Gay Marriage Later This Year

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, again. This time, it will determine whether states have the right to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.

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Why Is The FBI Investigating A California Police Department?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The FBI have been called in to investigate alleged extensive police wrong-doing in Calexico, a California police department. NPR's Arun Rath talks with reporter Jill Replogle, who has been covering the story.

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Traveling To Cuba Getting Easier, But Expect Turbulence On The Way

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.

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As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Some U.S. cities are bypassing private Internet providers and creating their own, faster networks. But laws in 19 states impede those efforts, and some cities want the FCC to get involved.

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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.

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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tiny Boonville, California, is known for a few things. Its wineries, its tight-knit community, and its very own language. Boontling was created in the late 1800s as a way to gossip covertly.

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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

Saturday, January 17, 2015

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.

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'Critical Mass' Of Rape Allegations Prompted NBC To Cancel Cosby Project

Friday, January 16, 2015

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said it was "safe to say" there won't be any future projects with the comedian who starred in the network's iconic The Cosby Show.

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Duke University Backpedals After Allowing Muslim Call To Prayer

Friday, January 16, 2015

Earlier this week, the university said Muslim students could use the bell tower — but then backtracked after getting threats.

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NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

Friday, January 16, 2015

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.

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Teens Who Skimp On Sleep Now Have More Drinking Problems Later

Friday, January 16, 2015

Missing out on sleep can lead to more than grumpiness. Teenagers who aren't getting enough sleep are also more apt to binge drink, a study finds, even years later.

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