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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.

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Whooping Cough Vaccine's Protection Fades Quickly

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Effectiveness of the vaccine within one year of the final booster was 73 percent. But it fell to 34 percent in two to four years, an analysis of a Washington state epidemic found.

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Do We Really Need Libraries?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Between 1886 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie planted nearly 1,700 libraries across America. Over the years they grew. Now they are trying to survive.

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One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.

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Mayor de Blasio Proposes Rent Law Changes, Urges State to Act

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The mayor, who has made affordable housing a centerpiece issue, says strengthening the rent rules is "a vital priority."

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PEN & Charlie Hebdo: Honoring Courage or Hostility?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The PEN American Center will be honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award at it gala tonight, a controversial decision.

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Unannounced And Unprecedented: Kerry Makes A Stop In Somalia

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry took a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday. The visit is a first for a U.S. secretary of state. For more on Kerry's visit, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner.

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With Riviera's Closing, Vegas Loses an Icon

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Say goodbye to the Riviera. The hotel and casino, an iconic part of the Las Vegas strip, is scheduled for implosion. 

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Big Data Analysis Reveals a Grumpy Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

An analysis of over 25,000 Supreme Court opinions show a less friendly and more venomous court. 

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Obama Nominates Marine General As Next Joint Chiefs Chairman

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. has had a rapid rise. In about three years, he went from a one-star general to a four-star general. He is currently the commandant of the Marine Corps.

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ISIS Claims Credit For Shooting In Garland, Texas

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In a news bulletin, the Islamic State said the two suspects were "soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphate." U.S. officials said they were still investigating a link to international terror.

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Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' Of Other Candidates?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.

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NYU Student Detained In North Korea Was Hoping For 'Great Event'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A South Korean student arrested for crossing illegally into North Korea tells CNN he is doing well, and that he went into the rogue state hoping to improve relations between North and South.

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WNYC News

Special Election in New York City Today for Congressional Seat

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The 11th Congressional District seat became vacant when GOP Congressman Michael Grimm stepped down after pleading guilty in December to federal tax evasion.

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Latest Newscast From the WNYC Newsroom

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Here are the stories we're following today.

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The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

One Pittsburgh middle-school teacher is giving his black students a valuable education in social studies. And life.

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Santa Barbara Leads California In Cutting Water Use

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

California officials are finalizing a mandatory plan to cut water use across the state. Cities looking for a road map on how to save water might consider Santa Barbara's example.

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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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WNYC News

It's Not You: NYC Rents Rising Faster than Income

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Annual report from the NYU Furman Center confirms most New Yorkers rent, and the median cost of that space is rising faster than median income levels.

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In Rescued Letters, a Civil War Soldier from Brooklyn Faces Death

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Samuel Sims, a Union Army captain, embodies the mystery of soldiering: how do you will yourself to run toward almost certain death?

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