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Meet the Army's First Female Four-Star General

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ann Dunwoody was the first woman to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army. She discusses what her position as a female in the military has taught her about leadership.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Honoring Courage or Hostility, Moving Beyond Margaritas, and Being Big Bird

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the controversy surrounding the PEN American and Charlie Hebdo, we dig into the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo, and Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch drop by.

All Things Considered

As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

Monday, May 04, 2015

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

Monday, May 04, 2015

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.

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The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Two more candidates got in on the Republican side Monday, including Ben Carson, who is black, and Carly Fiorina. It's the most diverse GOP field anyone can remember. But will it make a difference?

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The World's Mothers Don't Always Get The Care They Need

Monday, May 04, 2015

The release of a new report on the world's mothers is a reminder of the gap between rich and poor — in the developing world and in American cities as well.

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WNYC News

More Corruption Charges Shake up NY, NJ Politics

Monday, May 04, 2015

Law professor Zephyr Teachout says private campaign financing is to blame.

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Schoolbook

Mayor Doubles Down on Renewal Strategy for Struggling Schools

Monday, May 04, 2015

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding $34 million to his budget proposal, to make up for a shortfall in state funding at struggling schools.
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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.

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WNYC News

How Extensive is Pamela Geller's Influence Beyond New York?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Geller, who led protests against Park 51 here in New York, organized a contest outside of Dallas, Texas to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.

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All Things Considered

With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' Policing

Monday, May 04, 2015

Critics are targeting New York's policing theory, which aims to crack down on minor offenses. But it's also praised for reducing the crime rate.

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NATO Forces Launch Largest Anti-Submarine Exercises Ever Off Norway Coast

Monday, May 04, 2015

The two-week naval exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings dozens of vessels together, and comes amid concern about Russia's increasing aggression.

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All Things Considered

Israeli Soldiers: Lax Rules In Gaza War Led To Indiscriminate Fire

Monday, May 04, 2015

Dozens of soldiers have offered testimonials saying indiscriminate fire was tolerated, even encouraged in last summer's war in Gaza. This contributed to the high numbers of civilian deaths, they say.

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Clinton Agrees To Answer House Panel's Questions On Benghazi, Emails

Monday, May 04, 2015

But her lawyer says the former secretary of state, and Democratic presidential candidate, will appear before the panel once — not twice, as requested by the head of the Benghazi committee.

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All Things Considered

Replica Of Lafayette's Ship Re-Creates Historic Voyage To America

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Marquis de Lafayette sailed from France to America in 1780 to help the new nation defeat the British. A $29 million replica of the Hermione tall ship is retracing that journey.

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Space Shot: Italian Astronaut 'Boldly' Brews Espresso On Space Station

Monday, May 04, 2015

Italian Sam Cristoforetti tweeted Sunday an image of her sipping espresso from a zero-gravity cup. No word yet on whether the coffee was any good.

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All Things Considered

Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Monday, May 04, 2015

Some have vented their anger by throwing rocks at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their villages. But many Nepalis are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and water.

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When Hospitals Close, Frequent Fears About Care Aren't Realized

Monday, May 04, 2015

Mortality rates for Medicare patients don't rise in communities after their hospitals shut down, say Harvard researchers who analyzed 195 closures across the country.

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The Takeaway

Texas Police Kill Gunmen at Anti-Islam Group Meeting

Monday, May 04, 2015

In Garland, Texas, less than 20 miles from Dallas, two gunmen were killed Sunday night after opening fire at an event hosted by an anti-Islam group.

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Sandwich Monday: We're Full

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Sandwich Monday team says "See you later." Then we say, "Are you gonna eat that?"

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