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MTA Set to Ban All Political Advertising

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The ban is expected to pass after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" on New York City buses.

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WNYC News

Police Trap Another Coyote in NYC

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 Police say they tranquilized the animal and captured it just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Morning Edition

GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One of President Obama's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.

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Morning Edition

Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here's What It Really Is

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baltimore is usually a friendly city, where strangers are often addressed as "hon." It's also where stores were looted and cars burned following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray.

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Morning Edition

After Botched Executions, Supreme Court Weighs Lethal Drug Cocktail

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.

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WNYC News

Two-and-a-Half Years After Sandy, Storm Victims Continue to Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Only about 10 percent of New Jersey residents who received state aid to re-build post Sandy have been able to move back into their homes. They are anxious, frustrated and angry.

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Morning Edition

Boxing Fans Shift Focus To Small Men, Big Money

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.

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Morning Edition

Florida's House Quits Early, At Impasse Over Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott sued the federal government Tuesday, accusing it of coercing Florida to accept the expansion, or lose funding for other health programs for the poor.

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Morning Edition

Earthquake Jolts Seattle's Nepalese-American Community Into Action

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The city boasts one of the largest Nepalese communities. In the aftermath of the disaster, they've organized prayer vigils, collected money for relief efforts and sent medical personnel to the region.

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Morning Edition

Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following a South Korean trade pact in 2012, the U.S. deficit with that country widened by 80 percent. But some argue that if the U.S. doesn't create trade rules, there won't be any.

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Morning Edition

40 Years After The Vietnam War, Families Still Search For Answers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elaine Zimmer Davis' husband went missing after a fiery plane crash in Vietnam when their son was 2 years old. Now, she and her son — and her new husband — are on a quest to bring home his remains.

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Morning Edition

Libraries Make Space For 3-D Printers; Rules Are Sure To Follow

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

They're the latest addition to so-called "maker spaces" showing up in a number of libraries. But as libraries work to redefine their purpose in the digital age, it also raises questions about misuse.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Baltimore; SCOTUS; Outfits; Blind Auditions & a Cop's View

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SCOTUS and marriage; Baltimore update; why you should wear the same thing to work every day; auditions; and an NYPD officer's stories.

The Christie Tracker Podcast

The Chairman's Dinner

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How a dinner with David Samson allegedly led to a special flight path… and a federal probe.

Nigerian Military Rescues 200 Girls From Boko Haram

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ninety-three women were also rescued in the operation. The military says it cannot confirm if the girls are the same as the schoolgirls kidnapped last year, but the AP reports they are not.

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All Things Considered

Justices Deeply Divided Over Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Justice Kennedy, seen as the determinative vote in the same-sex-marriage cases before the Supreme Court, was very tough on gay-marriage advocates.

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WNYC News

Civilian Complaint Review Boards See Uptick in Recordings of Police

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More cases involve recordings of police and how those police react to they're being recorded. 

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A Scene From Baltimore: This Is 'Not A Carnival'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A day after the city erupted in riots, demonstrators took the streets. This time, the atmosphere felt more festive than angry.

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Twitter Shares Slide After Disappointing Earnings

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The social media site continued to bring in new users, but its ad revenue didn't measure up to expectations. Twitter shares were down 18 percent at the close of trading Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

Union Head Presses Candidates, Clinton, On Trade

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said presidential candidates can't "hedge their bets" when it comes to trade. But that's exactly what Hillary Clinton has done so far.

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