Scott Neuman

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Indiana Suspends Ban On Needle Exchanges To Combat HIV Outbreak

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hoping to reverse a steep increase in HIV infections in southern Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence has temporarily suspended state law and his own anti-drug policies to implement a short-term needle-sharing program for addicts.

Jake Harper at member station WFYI in Indianapolis reports:

"Pence issued the order on ...

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Airlines Worldwide Rush To Adopt '2-Person' Cockpit Rule

Friday, March 27, 2015

The global aviation industry is moving swiftly to change policies to reassure the traveling public in the wake of the apparently deliberate crash of airliner into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard.

Airlines from around the world have announced that they will begin requiring two crew members in the ...

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Indiana's Governor Signs 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Indiana business owners who object to same-sex couples will now have a legal right to deny them services after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law.

The legislation, approved by Indiana's GOP-controlled House and Senate, prevents state and local governments ...

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Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Investigators have concluded that the crash of a German airliner earlier this week that killed all 150 aboard was a deliberate act by the co-pilot, and that there is "nothing to suggest a terrorist attack."

Even so, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, speaking at a news conference in Paris today, ...

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Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has stepped out of a federal prison in Alabama and now goes to a halfway house to complete a 2013 sentence for spending hundreds of thousands in campaign money on personal items.

WLS in Chicago reports: "The Jackson entourage, consisting of his father, ...

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Ashraf Ghani: U.S. Critical To Afghanistan's Future

Sunday, March 22, 2015

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, the Afghan president says most of his country wants U.S. troops to remain. He also says he's determined to make sure ISIS doesn't gain a foothold.

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Top Beijing Scientist: China Faces 'Huge Impact' From Climate Change

Sunday, March 22, 2015

China's top weather scientist has made a rare official acknowledgement: climate change, he says, could have a "huge impact" on the country's crop yields and infrastructure.

Zheng Guogang, the head of China's meteorological administration, tells Xinhua news agency that China is already experiencing temperature increases that outpace those in other ...

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ISIS Issues 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The self-declared Islamic State has posted names, photos and what it says are addresses of 100 U.S. military personnel, calling on its supporters to "deal" with them.

The extremist group's so-called "hacking division," says the individuals have been part of efforts to defeat ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

It ...

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Shiite Rebels In Yemen Reportedly Seize Parts Of Southern City

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Updated at 3:05 p.m. ET

Houthi rebels who have already seized most of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, have now captured parts of one of the country's largest cities, a day after the U.S. withdrew about 100 U.S. military personnel from another city besieged by rival al-Qaida fighters.

The Shiite Houthis have ...

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Ted Cruz Set To Announce Presidential Bid

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will announce Monday he is running for the Republican nomination for president, a close aide of the lawmaker confirmed to NPR following a report first published by The Houston Chronicle.

Ultra-conservative Cruz, who has quickly risen to prominence in recent ...

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With Ebola Waning, New Case In Liberia Concerns Officials

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Liberian officials have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the country, dashing hopes that the deadly epidemic of the disease that began last year had finally been extinguished.

Authorities in the West African nation, which has borne the brunt of the deaths in the current outbreak — 4,200 of ...

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, accused of sexual misconduct, who will lose the "rights and privileges" of his clerical office but be allowed to retain his title.

O'Brien, 77, resigned as Archbishop of St. Andrews in 2013 in the wake of allegations that he ...

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2 Men Convicted In Canada In 2013 Train Derailment Plot

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Two men have been found guilty in a court in Canada on terrorism-related charges related to a foiled 2013 plot to derail a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto.

Raed Jaser, 37, who is of Palestinian descent and Tunisian-born Chiheb Esseghaier, 32, could spend the rest of ...

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Police In India Arrest Hundreds In 10th-Grade Cheating Scandal

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Authorities in India have reportedly arrested some 300 people and expelled 600 students in connection with a massive cheating scandal in the northeastern state of Bihar, as 10th-graders from across the country sit for crucial examinations this week that will determine their educational future.

The crackdown follows the airing of ...

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Fire In Brooklyn Home Kills 7 Children

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Updated at 3 p.m. ET

A fire that swept through a home in New York's Brooklyn borough overnight just after midnight has killed seven children and left the mother of at least three of the victims in critical condition, fire officials say.

The dead children range in age from 5 ...

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Kerry Cites Progress In Iran Talks, Saying Deal Is Possible

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry says there has been "genuine progress" on talks with Iran over its nuclear program, but he has acknowledged that gaps still remain as the negotiations go on a brief hiatus before resuming next week.

Speaking with reporters in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the so-called "P5+1" nations ...

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Police: Suspect In New Orleans Airport Attack Was Armed With Molotov Cocktails

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET

The man police say attacked TSA agents with a machete and insecticide spray at the New Orleans Airport also carried a bag of Molotov cocktails and had mental health issues, authorities say.

The man was shot three times. Police say he has since died, The ...

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Mexico's High Court Overturns Murder Conviction Of Man Jailed For 23 Years

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mexico's Supreme Court has overturned the 1992 murder conviction of a dual citizen of Mexico and the U.S. who authorities now say was found guilty based entirely on a confession derived from torture.

Alfonso Martin del Campo Dodd has been in a Mexican prison for 23 years after the brutal ...

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Boehner Plans Trip To Israel This Month

Friday, March 20, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner plans to travel to Israel at the end of the month, close on the heels of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election and the Israeli leader's controversial address to Congress.

Although there are no details on who he might meet in Israel, Boehner "looks forward to visiting ...

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Interior Department Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Department of the Interior has unveiled new regulations on hydraulic fracturing operations that take place on federal lands, requiring companies using the drilling technique to ensure wells are safe and to disclose chemicals used in the process.

The rules change follows a more than three-year review process and will ...

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