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WNYC News

Mother's Crime Could Haunt Assembly Speaker Heastie

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie profited off the sale of an apartment his mother purchased with money she embezzled from her former employer.

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WNYC News

New York City's Missing Black Men

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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According to a study by the New York Times, 1.5 million black men are missing from communities across the United States, a trend that has hit the city especially hard.

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All Things Considered

Looming Budget Cuts Pit National Guard Against The Army

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.

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All Things Considered

In Latest Outbreak Of Bipartisanship, Senate Compromises On Trafficking Bill

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Senate negotiators reached a deal Tuesday on an anti-human trafficking bill, which is expected to pave the way for the Senate to finally vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general.

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All Things Considered

Business, Labor Debate Pacific Trade Deal Before Senate

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Big business and big labor clashed Tuesday over whether Congress should give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade deal.

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All Things Considered

Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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The Takeaway

A Blind Eye No More: The West's Responsibility in The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are dying while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy. Many argue that the West is finally seeing the consequences of abandonment—and months of denial.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

An Arab Spring For Women

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Egyptian American writer and activist Mona Eltahawy argues for full equal rights for women in the Middle East.

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A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The presidential hopeful has had trouble being consistent on trade. Labor unions are important in Democratic politics, but her work as secretary of state is putting her in a bind on trade.

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Morning Edition

Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Proposed federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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Morning Edition

White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Toll of Denial, Love and Marriage on Trial, and Art Imitating Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Takeaway explores the West's role in the Mediterranean refugee crisis, same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and a new play on Justice Antonin Scalia. 

The Takeaway

Justice Antonin Scalia: Art Imitates Life

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"The Originalist," a world-premiere play at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage, explores the personality and legacy of an atypical theatrical character: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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WNYC News

Report: Assembly Speaker Profited from Mother's Embezzlement

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a plea deal, Carl Heastie's mother was to sell family property to repay the non-profit workplace, where she stole money. She died soon after, and he ignored judge's order.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Travels to Cuba to Get New York's Foot in the Door

Monday, April 20, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo has become the first American governor to visit Cuba since relations were re-established with the communist nation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who David Brooks Calls a Worthy Role Model

Monday, April 20, 2015

David Brooks has a new book touting the moral rigor of people like Frances Perkins, who worked tirelessly for workers' rights after witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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The Takeaway

FBI Gave Flawed Testimony in Over 200 Trials

Monday, April 20, 2015

An ongoing DOJ investigation has found that FBI examiners presented faulty hair evidence in 257 trials. At least 32 of those cases carried death sentences.

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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

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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