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From Selma To Eisenhower, Trailblazing Black Reporter Was Always Probing

Friday, March 20, 2015

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the successful crossing of the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama, a key moment in the civil rights movement. Journalist Ethel Payne was there.

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Record Number Of Stranded Sea Lion Pups Strains California Resources

Friday, March 20, 2015

An uptick in malnourished pups on the coast has rescue centers struggling to keep up. Changing weather patterns and warmer ocean waters could be to blame, but it's still too early to tell.

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John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

Friday, March 20, 2015

"A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians" was published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. It's not Urschel's first paper.

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Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

Friday, March 20, 2015

Researchers who helped develop powerful techniques warn that tweaking the genome is now easy. More public debate's needed, they say, before making changes in genes passed from parent to child.

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'Still The King': A Tribute To An Icon Of Western Swing

Friday, March 20, 2015

Don Gonyea talks to Ray Benson, leader of the Austin-based band Asleep at the Wheel, about a new tribute to the late Bob Wills that features contributions by the musicians Wills helped inspire.

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It's All About The Benjamins And Jacksons — But What About The Women?

Friday, March 20, 2015

The bills in your wallet have one thing in common: they all feature photos of men. Now, a campaign hopes to replace Andrew Jackson's face on the 20 with someone like Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks.

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Mexico's High Court Overturns Murder Conviction Of Man Jailed For 23 Years

Friday, March 20, 2015

The country's Supreme Court ruled that Alfonso Martin del Campo Dodd, who holds both U.S. and Mexican citizenship, was convicted based entirely on a confession derived by torture.

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Budget Reconciliation Explained Through Chutes And Ladders

Friday, March 20, 2015

The president's proposed budget sets the stage for Republicans to use a tool they've lacked until now: reconciliation. But they're not likely to win the game.

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For The Love Of Pork: Antibiotic Use On Farms Skyrockets Worldwide

Friday, March 20, 2015

For the first time, scientists have estimated the amount of antibiotics pigs, chickens and cows consume globally — and how fast consumption is growing. Which country uses the most drugs on farms?

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Why Los Angeles' Fast Food Ban Did Nothing To Check Obesity

Friday, March 20, 2015

A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.

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Wireless Sensors Help Scientists Map Staph Spread Inside Hospital

Friday, March 20, 2015

Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.

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Boehner Plans Trip To Israel This Month

Friday, March 20, 2015

The House speaker's visit at the end of the month follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election and his controversial address to the U.S. Congress.

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Petraeus: Iran, Shiite Militias Bigger Threat To Iraq Than ISIS

Friday, March 20, 2015

The former head of the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq also told The Washington Post the "Iranian regime is not our ally." His remarks come as the U.S. tries to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran.

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#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

Friday, March 20, 2015

For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how The Great Wave went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan's founder walked away.

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Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Friday, March 20, 2015

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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Nation's Oldest Female Veteran Dies At 108

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lucy Coffey joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps two years after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.

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The Time A Cartoonist Was Told To 'Lighten Up' A Character

Friday, March 20, 2015

Artist Ronald Wimberly uses a cartoon essay to tell us this story: He was drawing a Marvel character who's Mexican and African-American, so he drew her brown. But his editor had different ideas.

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Interior Department Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

Friday, March 20, 2015

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establish safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.

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Iran Nuclear Talks On Pause As Deadline Looms

Friday, March 20, 2015

With just days left before a self-imposed deadline to reach a framework agreement, stubborn gaps remain on an array of key issues.

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Nigeria's President Hopes To Push Back Boko Haram In A Month

Friday, March 20, 2015

Facing re-election in a week, Goodluck Jonathan says he thinks that all the territory seized by the extremist group can be retaken.

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