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To Thee I Wed: The Arguments For & Against Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that may decide once and for all whether gay couples have the same rights to marry as straight couples. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Fight Bigotry...With Delightful Posters

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The comedians Negin Farsad & Dean Obeidallah discuss their "Fighting-Bigotry-With-Delightful-Posters" campaign, conceived as a response to ads on the MTA that demonized Muslims.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hillary Clinton's Campaign Responds

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, responds to the past week's stories circulating related to the candidate.

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The Takeaway

Baltimore Burns as Anger Boils Over

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chaos and violence broke out in the streets of Baltimore on Monday following the funeral service of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who was fatally injured while in police custody.

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Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.

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Did You Know It's Legal In Most States To Discriminate Against LGBT People?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Tuesday. But in many states, a person can marry someone of the same gender and still be fired for being gay.

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The Takeaway

Real Voices of Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As the city looks to heal, we're bringing you a few moments after a night of fear, violence, and heartbreak. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Elizabeth Warren's 'Campaign'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president, but she is having an effect on the Clinton campaign. The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza explains how and why.

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The Takeaway

Nepal Reels As Death Toll Continues To Rise

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Humanitarian aid is slowly flowing into Nepal, but many areas remain inaccessible. Whole villages have been buried, and officials to fear that the final death toll will be over 10,000.

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The Takeaway

Chicago to Pay Millions to Victims of Police Torture

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chicago's police department has a troubled past of violence, but a recent agreement surrounding a horrific torture case could be a step forward. 

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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

PEN Writers Protest; Sen. Warren's Influence on Hillary; Food Industry Changes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The (Senator) Warren effect; the novelist Francine Prose; big changes to the food industry & an exploration of the most controversial elements of the Quran. 

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Baltimore Burns, Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court, and The Pope Tackles Climate Change

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the riots in Baltimore, we look at same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, and we have an update on a Vatican conference on global warming.

All Things Considered

Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family's foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true?

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All Things Considered

3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling.

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WNYC News

New York Congressman Moves to Outlaw Police Choke Holds

Monday, April 27, 2015

The bill from New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries would make police chokeholds a federal civil rights violation. 

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All Things Considered

U.S., Japan Announce Updated Defense Guidelines

Monday, April 27, 2015

The updated 18-year-old guidelines reflect concern over China's growing influence and North Korea's nuclear capability. They also call for Japan to take a more active role in the Asia Pacific region.

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All Things Considered

President Obama Relaxed Drone Rules For CIA Operations In Pakistan

Monday, April 27, 2015

In 2013, President Obama tightened rules for drone strikes in order to reduce civilian casualties. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal correspondent Adam Entous who learned that the president secretly waived the new rules for CIA operations in Pakistan.

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The Takeaway

U.S. May Lift Ban on Paying Ransoms

Monday, April 27, 2015

Senior officials say a White House-ordered advisory board will recommend lifting the ban on paying ransoms for U.S. hostages held overseas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hillary Clinton's Cash Flows

Monday, April 27, 2015

New York Times reporter Mike McIntire discusses the news that Hillary Clinton approved a deal with a Russian uranium company that also donated money to the Clinton Foundation. 

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