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City Mourns Third NYPD Officer Shooting Death In Less Than Six Months

Monday, May 04, 2015

A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries.

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Morning Edition

Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors' Efforts To Tame It

Monday, May 04, 2015

It's a deadly combination of infection and inflammation striking more than a million Americans every year. Doctors can treat the symptoms of sepsis, but they still can't treat the underlying problem.

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Morning Edition

Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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Morning Edition

A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

Monday, May 04, 2015

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

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Morning Edition

Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Monday, May 04, 2015

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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Museums as White Spaces

Monday, May 04, 2015

Are museums intimidating to minorities? First Lady Michelle Obama says yes.

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Yes, Chris Christie Is Still Planning To Run For President. Here's Why.

Monday, May 04, 2015

He is down but not out. Why Christie still thinks he has a shot at the White House.

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Fort Lee Residents React to First Bridgegate Guilty Plea

Monday, May 04, 2015

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In the town hit hardest by the George Washington Bridge lane closures, some are comparing Gov. Christie to Tony Soprano, while others are more forgiving.

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Morning Edition

A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

Monday, May 04, 2015

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. A ruling in the closely watched case is expected next month.

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Morning Edition

A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Monday, May 04, 2015

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Monday, May 04, 2015

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: DOJ Reforms Fall Short, Women's Healthcare Ignored, and A Game Played With Pride

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Takeaway explores the a new report on police reforms, an investigation in to Obamacare mandates, and a new documentary film.

2 Armed Men Killed After Shooting Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The men opened fire on a security officer outside an anti-Islamist cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They were subsequently shot and killed by police, authorities say.

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All Things Considered

In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Sunday, May 03, 2015

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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All Things Considered

A Poker Battle Against A Computer

Sunday, May 03, 2015

On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.

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All Things Considered

In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups

Sunday, May 03, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief, about the state of the Syrian army. Might an end to four years of fighting be in sight?

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All Things Considered

In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew and Maryland's governor declared Sunday a day of prayer and peace.

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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.

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NYPD Officer In Critical Condition After Shooting

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The officer, 25-year-old Brian Moore, was shot in the head after stopping the assailant, who was "adjusting an object in his waistband," New York Police say.

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Yemen's Descent, Through A Photographer's Lens

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as it was going through an uprising, part of the broader Arab upheaval. Since then, she's grown deeply attached, even as it has fallen into chaos.

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