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President Obama, Raul Castro Shake Hands, Chat At Summit Of The Americas

Friday, April 10, 2015

Earlier in the day the two leaders spoke by telephone. It's only the second time in the past 50 years that the heads of the U.S. and Cuba are known to have spoken.

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Tiny Territories Mingle At MicroCon; Passports Optional

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the first gathering of its kind, representatives from such micronations as Molossia, Slabovia and Westarctica will attend Saturday's meeting at the Anaheim Central Library in California.

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Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Friday, April 10, 2015

Babies have a microbe in their gut that prevents infections and helps the immune system. But not all infants get the bacteria at the same time, or in the same amount. Scientists have figured out why.

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Hillary Clinton Expected To Go Small With Big Announcement

Friday, April 10, 2015

A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton's campaign plans says she will announce on Sunday that she's running for president. But don't expect a big campaign rally with thousands of supporters.

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Defeating Polio, The Disease That Paralyzed America

Friday, April 10, 2015

On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that helped defeat a contagious, crippling virus.

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Hillary Clinton To Announce Presidential Bid On Sunday

Friday, April 10, 2015

NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.

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80 Municipal Courts In St. Louis County Change Fees After Criticism

Friday, April 10, 2015

The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.

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Huge Tornadoes Tear Through Illinois And The Midwest

Friday, April 10, 2015

The tornado was so massive and the damage so extensive that in some areas, plows had to push debris off the streets so emergency crews could reach survivors.

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Morning Edition

Fort Hood Casualties To Receive Purple Heart In Friday's Ceremony

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Army will award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded during the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. The wounded civilians and the families of those who died will receive the Defense of Freedom Medal.

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Morning Edition

S.C. Shooting: Isolated Incident Or Symptom Of Bigger Problems?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Authorities in North Charleston, S.C., released the dashcam video of the traffic stop that led to the shooting death of Walter Scott. The video doesn't explain why the officer shot Scott.

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All Things Considered

Civilians Can Record Police Encounters, But When Is It Interference?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Courts have ruled that civilians have a constitutional right to videotape police encounters in public. But civilians are not allowed to interfere with police activity.

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All Things Considered

Who Gets To Dance In 'Swan Lake'? The Answer Is Changing

Thursday, April 09, 2015

For the first time, two black dancers will star in a major American production of Swan Lake. NPR's Elizabeth Blair peeks behind the curtain to see why it has been so hard for ballet to diversify.

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Security Guard Dies After Being Shot At U.S. Census Bureau In Maryland

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A security guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquartered in Suitland, Md., was shot and killed by a gunman. The incident resulted in a police chase, which ended in gunfire in Washington, D.C.

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More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1 in 5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.

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Biden Says ISIS 'No Longer On The Move' In Iraq

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman offers this analysis of the vice president's speech Thursday on U.S. Iraq policy.

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S.C. Dashcam Video: A Broken Tail Light, A Routine Traffic Stop, A Fleeing Man

Thursday, April 09, 2015

North Charleston Officer Michael Slager can be seen stopping Walter Scott. Slager shot and killed Scott — an incident captured in a separate video. Slager has been charged with the killing and fired.

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All Things Considered

On Welfare? Don't Use The Money For Movies, Say Kansas Lawmakers

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Legislature has passed a bill that would bar people on public assistance from using cash aid on theme parks, pools and casinos, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from the ATM.

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All Things Considered

Charleston NAACP President Calls For Police Department Reforms

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In South Carolina, the state investigation continues into the police shooting death of a motorist. Cell phone video shows a police officer firing eight shots at Walter Scott as he ran away.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Intervention In The Caribbean Comes On China's Heels

Thursday, April 09, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Margaret Myers, director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue.

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PHOTO: Vice President Biden Steals A Baby's Pacifier

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Joe Biden has recently made headlines for getting a little too touchy with a cabinet member's wife. Now, a picture posted by Georgina Bloomberg shows Biden with her son's pacifier in his mouth.

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