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From A Congresswoman To A 'Queen,' Girl's Dress-Up Photo Series Rolls On

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Photos of 5-year-old Lily Bushelle dressed up as heroines of African-American history have gone viral. Her family is finding new icons to continue their series.

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Schoolbook

Charter Leader Moskowitz Defends Her Policies, Won't Say if She's Running for Mayor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WNYC
In an interview on WNYC's Brian Leher Show, charter school leader and lightning rod Eva Moskowitz defended her schools and her policy of not filling empty seats in upper grades.
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James Corden Nods To Talk Show Tradition With CBS's 'Late Late Show'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

British comic actor James Corden took over CBS's Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.

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House Panel Releases Video Of Secret Service Barricade Incident

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The panel angrily questions Secret Service Director Joe Clancy about why additional videos of the March 4 incident near the White House weren't preserved and made available.

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Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.

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Here Comes 'The X-Files,' Back For More Mulder, More Scully, And More

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fox has announced that its beloved sci-fi series The X-Files will be back for six new episodes from creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

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U.S. Providing Reconnaissance Flights Over Booby-Trapped Tikrit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has been conducting surveillance flights over the city since March 21 to help uproot militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.

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Feds Claim Obamacare Launch Is Hindering Government Transparency

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.

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Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

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Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.

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TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.

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The Takeaway

DOJ: Philly Police Shoot Locals Nearly Once a Week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The results of a DOJ investigation into the Philadelphia Police Department found that officers are shooting at citizens frequently and not receiving adequate training. 

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The Takeaway

NSA's Secret Court Faces Challenge

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The FISA Court issues classified warrants for domestic intelligence information—a key underpinning of the warrantless wiretapping program that was being used by the Bush Administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Nation's First 150 Years

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Nation's editor & publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel, looks back at the major political themes over the magazine's past 150 years and examines the current moment.

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Old-Timey Slang: 'Polking' Was A Vulgar Word

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.

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Morning Edition

Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.

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Angelina Jolie Pitt Has Ovaries Removed, Citing Cancer Fears

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Writing in The New York Times, the actress, who had a preventive double mastectomy two years ago, said she carried a mutation in a gene that gave her an elevated risk of cancer.

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WNYC News

Making Sense of the Midwood Fire

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WNYC
After seven children died in a house fire over the weekend, many in the Orthodox Jewish community are coming to grips with what happened and how to move on.

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WNYC News

Passenger Jet Crashes in the French Alps

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Germanwings flight was traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf when it went down. France's president said no survivors were likely as search teams raced to the remote region.

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