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All Tapped Out In A Tiny California Town

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The years-long drought in California has taken a severe toll on the rural, mainly African-American community of Fairmead, where water drawn for agriculture has left wells dry.

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May Day Protesters, Police Clash In Seattle

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Black-clad demonstrators hurled stones and other objects as authorities responded with pepper spray and flash bangs.

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Baltimore Activists Hold 'Victory Rally' After Charges In Gray Death

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The march comes a day after the city's chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray, who died from injuries sustained in custody.

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Councilwoman: Police Can Get A Fair Trial In Baltimore

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen Holton tells NPR's Scott Simon she's celebrating the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Demonstrators Jubilant After Baltimore Police Charges

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Protests turned to celebrations in Baltimore after a prosecutor announced charges against six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. The police union is crying foul.

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Lincoln's Tomb Site At Risk With State Budget Cuts

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Thousands will honor Lincoln's death in Springfield, Ill. this weekend. Yet, the tomb's caretakers are facing criticism from scholars and are struggling to find funding to maintain the historic site.

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Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.

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Author: Clinton Foundation Disclosures 'Sloppy At The Very Least'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green of Bloomberg News about the Clinton Foundation and its apparent lack of transparency over donors.

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Georgia Settles Case Alleging Assembly-Line Justice For Children

Saturday, May 02, 2015

After the Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the case, the state of Georgia has settled a lawsuit accusing it of providing inadequate representation to poor young people.

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Grade-Skippers: Where Are They Now?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Earlier this week, we reported on "acceleration": jumping ahead by either skipping a grade or entering kindergarten early. We asked if any of you had done it ... and how it all turned out.

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You Want To Go To Nepal And Help Out. Is That A Good Idea?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Volunteers are eager to lend a hand as the country recovers from the earthquake. That's a noble intention — but it could backfire.

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12 Motivational Moments With An Ohio Republican. No, Really

Friday, May 01, 2015

From Croatians and chocolate cake to Taylor Swift and Iran, Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich, considering a run for president, weighed in on the issues of the day. He even peppered in advice from his mother.

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All Things Considered

Law Enforcement Reacts To Baltimore Officer Criminal Charges

Friday, May 01, 2015

Six police officers face charges, including murder and involuntary manslaughter, for Freddie Gray's death. Some worry they're losing the benefit of the doubt from both prosecutors and the public.

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Baltimore State's Attorney Known For Understanding City's Poor Communities

Friday, May 01, 2015

Marilyn Mosby rose to the national spotlight Friday with her announcement of the swift charges brought against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.

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Ohio Republican Gov. Kasich On Expanding Medicaid: 'It's My Money'

Friday, May 01, 2015

Kasich is thinking about running for president but the problem is whether he can get through a GOP primary with some of his issue positions.

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'Atlantic' Staffer Criticizes Calls For Nonviolence In Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, about his reactions to the Baltimore riots. He wrote a story this week about the cons of nonviolence.

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What Is Depraved Heart Murder? The Unusual Charges Against Officers In Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block interviews University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris about the unusual charges against the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest.

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Tampa Bay Vetted Jameis Winston Before Choosing Him As No. 1 Draft Pick

Friday, May 01, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with ESPN's Jane McManus about Winston's off-the-field problems, including being accused of sexual assault during his freshman season at Florida State.

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Christie Staffer Pleads Guilty For Role In 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

David Wildstein, Gov. Chris Christie's top staffer at the Port Authority, admitted to his role in orchestrating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as political payback.

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Transportation Officials Announce Tough Standards For Railcars Carrying Oil

Friday, May 01, 2015

U.S. and Canadian transportation officials announced Friday new, tougher standards for tank cars that haul explosive crude oil. But some safety advocates say the regulations don't do enough to protect those who live near railways from potentially deadly derailments.

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