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Teens Say California Drought Makes Tap Water Taste Funky

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A firsthand look at how the historic drought is affecting local teens' quest to quench their thirsts.

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Morning Edition

At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The dramatic images at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art linger in the mind. Curator Linda Komaroff says she hopes the collection challenges an American audience to rethink preconceptions.

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Morning Edition

Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.

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Morning Edition

Hop Along's 'Painted Shut' Invokes Two Mysterious Musicians

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Frances Quinlan, singer and guitarist for Hop Along, says that writing a song is an experience that's almost painful. "When you record something," she says, "it's forever."

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All Things Considered

As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

Monday, May 04, 2015

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Two more candidates got in on the Republican side Monday, including Ben Carson, who is black, and Carly Fiorina. It's the most diverse GOP field anyone can remember. But will it make a difference?

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The World's Mothers Don't Always Get The Care They Need

Monday, May 04, 2015

The release of a new report on the world's mothers is a reminder of the gap between rich and poor — in the developing world and in American cities as well.

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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.

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All Things Considered

With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' Policing

Monday, May 04, 2015

Critics are targeting New York's policing theory, which aims to crack down on minor offenses. But it's also praised for reducing the crime rate.

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All Things Considered

Israeli Soldiers: Lax Rules In Gaza War Led To Indiscriminate Fire

Monday, May 04, 2015

Dozens of soldiers have offered testimonials saying indiscriminate fire was tolerated, even encouraged in last summer's war in Gaza. This contributed to the high numbers of civilian deaths, they say.

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Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

Monday, May 04, 2015

But her lawyer says the former secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate, will appear before the panel once — not twice, as requested by the head of the Benghazi committee.

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All Things Considered

Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France to America in 1780 to help the new nation defeat the British. A $29 million replica of the Hermione tall ship is retracing that journey.

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Space Shot: Italian Astronaut 'Boldly' Brews Espresso On Space Station

Monday, May 04, 2015

Italian Sam Cristoforetti tweeted Sunday an image of her sipping espresso from a zero-gravity cup. No word yet on whether the coffee was any good.

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All Things Considered

Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

Monday, May 04, 2015

The British mystery writer was known for her Inspector Wexford series and in her later years became active in Labour Party politics. NPR's Petra Mayer has this remembrance.

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All Things Considered

Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Monday, May 04, 2015

Some have vented their anger by throwing rocks at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their villages. But many Nepalis are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and water.

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When Hospitals Close, Frequent Fears About Care Aren't Realized

Monday, May 04, 2015

Mortality rates for Medicare patients don't rise in communities after their hospitals shut down, say Harvard researchers who analyzed 195 closures across the country.

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Sandwich Monday: We're Full

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Sandwich Monday team says "See you later." Then we say, "Are you gonna eat that?"

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Irene, A Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

Monday, May 04, 2015

With her shy charm and sunny smile, she makes viewers realize that behind the label "sex worker" there's a sweet young mom, just trying to feed her kids.

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Former Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty To 'Bridgegate' Charges

Monday, May 04, 2015

Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni are each charged with nine counts in connection with the political scandal in New Jersey. They were released on $150,000 bond.

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All Things Considered

People's Republic Of Uber: Making Friends, Chauffeuring People In China

Monday, May 04, 2015

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.

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