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Manhattan Boro President Finds Broadway Violates the ADA

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A survey by Gale Brewer's office found less than 10 percent of sidewalk curb cuts comply with the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act.

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All Things Considered

Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

Monday, July 27, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.

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All Things Considered

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

Monday, July 27, 2015

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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All Things Considered

South Florida Haitians Protest Deportations In Dominican Republic

Monday, July 27, 2015

In South Florida, the Haitian community is protesting the possible deportation of hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Olympic Committee Ends Bid To Bring 2024 Summer Games To Boston

Monday, July 27, 2015

The committee ended Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games on Monday. Mayor Martin Walsh had sought assurances that Boston taxpayers wouldn't be left with a major bill for hosting the games.

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All Things Considered

Obama Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit Ethiopia

Monday, July 27, 2015

President Obama visited Ethiopia Monday on the first visit ever by a sitting U.S. president to that Horn of Africa nation. He spoke about human rights after a meeting with Ethiopia's prime minister.

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All Things Considered

GOP Candidates Scramble To Secure One Of 10 Spots On Debate Stage

Monday, July 27, 2015

With just one week to go until the first official Republican presidential debate, candidates are vying for support and attention to secure one of the 10 slots on the debate stage.

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All Things Considered

U.S., Turkey Plan To Create 'Islamic State Free Zone' Along Syrian Border

Monday, July 27, 2015

The two nations hope to push self-declared Islamic State fighters out of a swath of Syrian territory. Turkey also called an emergency NATO meeting Tuesday on ISIS threats within its borders.

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All Things Considered

As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Monday, July 27, 2015

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.

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The Takeaway

Roxane Gay on Sandra Bland and the Fear of the Black Body

Monday, July 27, 2015

After the death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her jail cell earlier this month, writer Roxane Gay is critiquing the way law enforcement officers perceive black Americans.

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'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Monday, July 27, 2015

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

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The Takeaway

Mass Grave Unearthed as Colombia Tries to Heal

Monday, July 27, 2015

The excavation marks a turning point in the relationship between the Colombian government and its long-embattled civilians.

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The Takeaway

Rivals, Enemies, and The Debates that Changed America

Monday, July 27, 2015

The new Sundance hit "The Best of Enemies" captures the intense rivalry between liberal powerhouse Gore Vidal and conservative iconoclast William F. Buckley.

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The Takeaway

Republicans and Democrats: America's Two Tyrants?

Monday, July 27, 2015

While some may feel there are plenty of options for the 2016 election—16 Republicans and four Democrats are in the running—Americans still only have two parties to choose from.

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Republicans Stand Against Cuba Change Despite Public Opinion Shift

Monday, July 27, 2015

When it comes to normalizing relations between the two nations, Cuban-Americans aren't as opposed as they used to be. That's partly because of the community's changing demographics.

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Morning Edition

Senate Takes A Step Toward Riving Export-Import Bank

Monday, July 27, 2015

In a rare Sunday session, the Senate voted to reauthorize the bank. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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Morning Edition

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Try To Make Debate Cut

Monday, July 27, 2015

The first GOP presidential debate will be held next week. There are more than a dozen declared candidates but only those placing in the top 10 in an average of national polls will be invited.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: America's Tyrants, Roxane Gay, Rivals and Enemies

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Takeaway explores the "myth of the two-party system," author Roxane Gay discusses police brutality, and the debate that changed American politics.

WNYC News

Verizon, Workers Ready Strike Plans

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The multi-billion dollar telecom giant may face a strike from nearly 40,000 workers across nine states — including New York and New Jersey — as soon as this weekend.

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President Obama Urges Kenyans To 'Choose Path Of Progress'

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The remarks came in a speech wrapping up his three-day visit to Kenya. Next, Obama goes to Ethiopia.

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