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Chicago Set To Create Reparation Fund For Victims Of Police Torture

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Officers on the South Side are believed to have brutally abused hundreds in the '70s, '80s and '90s. The council vote will set aside $5.5 million for the victims and provide education and counseling.

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Huckabee Hopes Evangelical Voters Are Tying Yellow Ribbons For Him

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mike Huckabee is back on the campaign trail after finishing second for the GOP nomination in 2008. In his latest run, he's hearkening back to an even earlier time, with 1970s icon Tony Orlando.

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Morning Edition

Athletes Want To Talk To Fans Without Meddlesome Sports Journalists

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Former baseball player Derek Jeter is leading the charge to find ways for players to speak to fans without media middlemen.

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Morning Edition

Six Words: 'My Name Is Jamaal ... I'm White'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Jamaal Allan is a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa. People make assumptions based on his name alone, and that's taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

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Morning Edition

What Happens In Vegas Includes Crowded, Struggling Schools

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Teachers, students and administrators are stretched thin by serious overcrowding. The city could add 32 schools tomorrow and every one would be filled to capacity.

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Pacquiao Sued For Failing To Disclose Injury Before 'Fight Of The Century'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The two plaintiffs are suing under laws meant to protect consumers. Pacquiao lost the highest-grossing boxing match in history to Floyd Mayweather Jr. It was later revealed he had a shoulder injury.

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Justice Dept. Criticizes Punishments For Agents Linked To Student's Detention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

In 2012, Daniel Chong spent more than four days in a cell without food and water because agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration forgot about him. The agents were suspended for up to seven days.

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Clinton 'War Room' Pushback And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Clinton campaign went into overdrive Tuesday trying to minimize the damage from a new book that delves into Clinton foundation fundraising — and it's not using the typical channels to do so.

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All Things Considered

Texas Shooting Sheds Light On Murkiness Between Free, Hate Speech

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The organizers of Sunday's contest for cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad specifically chose Garland, Texas, for their event. The Curtis Culwell Center also hosted a Muslim group's meeting in January.

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All Things Considered

Self-Declared Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Texas Shooting

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the Washington Post's Adam Goldman about the two men who opened fire in Garland, Texas, Sunday outside an exhibit of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

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Ladies In The Streets: Before Stonewall, Transgender Uprising Changed Lives

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The June 1969 Stonewall riots in New York sparked the gay rights movement. But three years earlier, unrest in San Francisco marked the transgender community's public debut in the rights struggle.

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All Things Considered

New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lots of states have underfunded pension systems, but New Jersey's ranks near the bottom. Christie's plan to cut pension payments even further is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

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All Things Considered

Pedro Martinez On 2004 Red Sox: 'We Were A Laughing Group'

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Pitching great Pedro Martinez, who helped end the Boston Red Sox World Series drought, talks about his new memoir Pedro.

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All Things Considered

St. Louis Rams Consider Move To Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

St. Louis is fighting to keep its NFL team from bolting to Los Angeles. Proponents see an economic benefit to keeping the team, and they fear losing of the Rams will hurt the city's prestige.

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All Things Considered

In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

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All Things Considered

Obama To Nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford As Joint Chiefs Chairman

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

President Obama said Tuesday he will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer.

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All Things Considered

Mike Huckabee Announces Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched his second White House bid Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Baltimore

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Baltimore Tuesday to meet with the family of Freddie Gray, police, local officials and members of the community.

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All Things Considered

From Oakland To Baltimore, Lessons Learned From Cities Of Unrest

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

What comes from such tragic events are crucial lessons about policing for other cities. Mainly, they've taught officials the importance of keeping the public informed and good community relationships.

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Hillary Clinton To Unveil Path To Citizenship Immigration Plan

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Hillary Clinton is expected Tuesday to lay out her plan for a path to citizenship for many who are presently in the United States illegally. Meanwhile, her campaign is ramping up its efforts to get ahead of the scandal stories involving a new book about the Clinton Foundation and the upcoming Benghazi hearings.

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