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Mr. Toilet And Mr. Condom Think Jokes Will Save The World

Monday, April 20, 2015

Potty humor! A condom in a key chain with the slogan: "Weapon of mass protection." The goal is to use laughter to change attitudes. And there's even a study to prove that it works.

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FBI Chief's Comments Linking Poland To Holocaust Draw Angry Response

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a speech last week, James Comey appeared to suggest that Poles had been complicit in the Holocaust. Polish leaders, who have long recoiled at that assertion, demanded an apology.

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Tim Tebow Will Reportedly Return To NFL With Philadelphia Eagles

Monday, April 20, 2015

It would be the former Heisman winner's fourth NFL team. The New York Jets released Tebow in the spring of 2013; later that same year, he was cut by the New England Patriots.

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Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

Monday, April 20, 2015

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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The Takeaway

Georgia Leads The Charge for Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, April 20, 2015

Conservatives and liberals have found a common cause: Criminal justice reform. Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, is leading the charge, making his state a model for the nation.

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The Takeaway

A Portrait of Resilience Five Years After Deepwater Horizon

Monday, April 20, 2015

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the owner of a small business dependent on the water and the environment in southern Mississippi weighs in on what's changed.

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Humans' Use Of Pain-Relief Creams Proves Fatal To Felines

Monday, April 20, 2015

Three cats died after their owners used an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration warns to keep drugs away from pets; a tiny bit can be toxic.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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The Takeaway

The Sounds of Liberation from The Depths of a Concentration Camp

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Takeaway looks back on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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WNYC News

Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

Monday, April 20, 2015

The MTA says 1.75 billion people rode the subway in 2014, and Brooklyn riders are leading the way.

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WNYC News

WNYC Wins Peabody for 'Chris Christie, White House Ambitions, and the Abuse of Power'

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC's coverage of Governor Chris Christie and the Bridgegate scandal wins a major award.

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The Takeaway

Reporting For Duty and Claiming Permission to Torture

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Passaro was an Army contractor who believed government officials had essentially given him permission to assault suspected terrorists.

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The Takeaway

Ada Lovelace Reborn in Graphic Novel

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mathematician Ada Lovelace never got to complete her life's work, the "Analytical Engine," but her story is being revived in a new graphic novel, with a more happy ending.

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Ethiopia's Desisa Wins Boston Marathon; Kenya's Rotich First Among Women

Monday, April 20, 2015

Yemane Adhane Tsegay, also of Ethiopia, finished second in the men's elite division; Kenyan Wilson Chebet finished third. Dathan Ritzenhein, who came seventh, was the highest-placed American.

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EU Holds Emergency Meeting After Migrant Boat Capsizes; Hundreds Feared Dead

Monday, April 20, 2015

With 28 survivors reported and 24 bodies recovered, only a fraction of the hundreds of people who were reportedly on board are accounted for.

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The Takeaway

Mediterranean Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries are risking death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, hundreds drowned in a fatal shipwreck.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Is First U.S. Governor to Visit Cuba as Relations Thaw

Monday, April 20, 2015

The two-day state visit is aimed at fostering greater economic ties between New York and Cuba.

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FBI Arrests 6 People In 2 States In Terrorism Investigation

Monday, April 20, 2015

The men, originally from the Twin Cities area, are charged with giving support to ISIS, the group that calls itself the Islamic State, with plans to travel to Syria to fight for the group.

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Morning Edition

O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Martin O'Malley

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Democrat and former governor of Maryland spoke to NPR about Hillary Clinton, Republican economic theory and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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