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5:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

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

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 3:12 pm

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5:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

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

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 7:56 am

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5:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 7:42 am

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5:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Clashes With Media

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 3:04 pm

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5:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Eyewitness Video: A Controversial Tool For Holding Police Accountable

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 3:02 pm

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Code Switch
10:16 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

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

Cellphones were used to record a 2012 confrontation between protesters and police in Springfield, Ill.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 2:50 pm

The arrest of South Carolina police Officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott in North Charleston this week, came shortly after the release of a cellphone video recorded by an eyewitness.

The filming of police by civilians has also sparked controversy, and it often causes confusion about what is legal.

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Code Switch
8:51 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

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

Misty Copeland (left) and Brooklyn Mack play Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried in this year's Washington Ballet production of Swan Lake. It is the first time that two black dancers star in Swan Lake in a major American production.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 11:47 am

Something rare is happening in the world of ballet: At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., two African-American dancers will be the leads in The Washington Ballet's production of Swan Lake. Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will dance the dual role of Odette and Odile, while Brooklyn Mack of The Washington Ballet will dance Prince Siegfried.

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The Two-Way
6:37 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

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

Dashcam video released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division shows a routine traffic stop by Officer Michael Slager in North Charleston that eventually resulted in Walter Scott, 50, running from the vehicle.

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Around the Nation
6:11 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

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

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 8:09 pm

Welfare recipients in Kansas may soon be barred from spending their benefits on activities like going to the movies or swimming, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from bank machines.

If Gov. Sam Brownback signs the bill, it will become one of the strictest welfare laws in the country. It's one of a number of such measures popping up in states that say they're trying to reduce fraud and get people off the welfare rolls. But opponents say the laws are mean-spirited and hurt the poor.

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Law
5:23 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Charleston NAACP President Calls For Police Department Reforms

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 10:16 pm

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The Two-Way
5:04 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Study Finds The Poor Subject To Unfair Fines, Driver's License Suspensions

Researchers conclude that tickets and fines hit the poor harder than other Californians. Nonpayment brings additional punishments such as heavy fines and driver's license suspensions.
Reed Saxon AP

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 5:57 pm

A new report says an issue highlighted recently in Ferguson, Mo. — that tickets and fines disproportionately burden people of color and the poor, and lead to their incarceration — is not limited to Missouri.

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Goats and Soda
4:37 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Heffernan photographs health care worker Martha Lyne Freeman.
Courtesy of Marc Campos/Occidental College

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 10:16 pm

How often does this happen: You're listening to a news story describing some problem halfway around the world and you say to yourself, "I know how to fix that!" It's not your area of expertise. It's not a place you know. But you are sure that if you went there you could solve the problem.

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It's All Politics
4:03 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

3 Times Rand Paul Got 'Testy' This Week

Rand Paul, seen here in New Hampshire on Wednesday, told CNN he needs to "get better at holding my tongue and holding my temper."
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Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 11:57 am

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The Salt
3:55 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

A mock-up of a warning label for sodas and sugary drinks proposed in California by public health advocates.
California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 5:15 pm

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We consume a lot more sugar than is good for our health. Because of this, the next generation of Americans will struggle with obesity and diabetes more than any other. The most obvious culprit is the added sugar in sodas and other sugary beverages, like sports drinks or teas.

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Monkey See
3:51 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Small Batch Edition: 'Wolf Hall' On PBS

Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in Masterpiece's Wolf Hall.
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It's always a pleasure to welcome Barrie Hardymon to any Pop Culture Happy Hour, even a short one. So this week, we sat down to chat about Wolf Hall, the prizewinning novel an adaptation of which just started airing on PBS. Barrie and I talk sweating sickness, intrigue, kings, sad stories, and the fact that she is available for all your "what's going on in this scene" needs. Seriously. You can tweet at her. She thinks about Henry's wives a lot.

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The Two-Way
3:42 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

A Sept. 10, 2010 photo showing firefighters and rescue crews working amid damage caused by the pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif.
Jeff Chiu AP

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 9:36 am

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.has been ordered to pay a $1.6 billion penalty — the largest ever levied against a public utility — for a 2010 explosion in a gas pipeline it operated that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in a San Francisco suburb.

The five-member California Public Utilities Commission voted 4-0 Thursday to impose the penalty. President Michael Picker called for a larger review of problems at PG&E, a move that The Associated Press says "suggests the energy behemoth could be broken up."

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Shots - Health News
3:35 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Dr. Raj Mangrulkar and medical student Jesse Burk-Rafel at the University of Michigan Medical School. Good communication skills, teamwork and adaptability will help doctors thrive through swift changes in medical science, Mangrulkar says.
Leisa Thompson Courtesy of University of Michigan Medical School

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 8:27 pm

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training hasn't — until now. Spurred by the need to train a different type of doctor, some top medical schools around the U.S. are tearing up the textbooks and starting from scratch.

Most medical schools still operate under a model pioneered in the early 1900s by an educator named Abraham Flexner.

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The Two-Way
12:00 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Officer In S.C. Shooting Previously Accused Of Using Excessive Force

In this April 4 frame from video provided by attorney L. Chris Stewart, representing the family of Walter Lamer Scott, city patrolman Michael Thomas Slager checks Scott's pulse in North Charleston, S.C. Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday, hours after law enforcement officials viewed the dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing Scott a number of times in the back.
AP

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 5:48 pm

Michael Slager, the former North Charleston, S.C., police officer who was charged this week with shooting an unarmed black man in the back, killing him, was exonerated in 2013 of accusations that he used excessive force against another unarmed man he thought was a suspect.

Slager was fired for last weekend's shooting of Walter Scott, 50.

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The Two-Way
10:34 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Sabra Hummus Announces A Recall Over Listeria Fears

Sabra has announced a voluntary recall of some products, including Classic Hummus, after a sample tested positive for Listeria.
Sabra via Facebook

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 2:35 pm

A nationwide recall has been announced for some 30,000 cases of hummus made by the Sabra company, due to possible contamination. The FDA says the recall is voluntary and no illnesses have been reported.

The recall covers several products with a "best by" date of May 11 or May 15 (see details below). The products are predominantly the "Classic" variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.

The FDA says anyone who has bought the packages should either dispose of them or take them back to retailers for a refund.

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Is The NRA Really Banning Guns At Its Convention?

A woman points a handgun with a laser sight at a wall display of other guns during the 2007 National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis.
Jeff Roberson AP

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 2:11 pm

The National Rifle Association, which supports Second Amendment rights, is holding its annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., this weekend. So it came as a surprise to see headlines that said the expected 80,000 people attending the gun-rights group's convention will not be allowed to carry their firearms.

The truth, as it turns out, is more complicated.

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Around the Nation
7:33 am
Thu April 9, 2015

It Could Have Been A Scene Out Of A Movie: Jet Clips Terminal

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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All Tech Considered
7:08 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Weighing Privacy Vs. Rewards Of Letting Insurers Track Your Fitness

Patient Gary Wilhelm looks at his medical data on a smartphone that is synchronized to a new Fitbit Surge on his wrist.
Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:11 pm

Would you be willing to hand over your health information to a life insurance company, in exchange for financial rewards?

Activity trackers have become increasingly popular over the past few years, tracking everything from how many steps you walk to your location throughout the day.

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Around the Nation
5:32 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Calif. Farmers Face Harsh Realities In Drought-Stricken Central Valley

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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Around the Nation
5:28 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Video Of Officer Shooting Man In The Back Astonishes S.C. Residents

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 5:11 pm

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A second video may be released today showing more of what happened when a white police officer in South Carolina shot and killed a black man who was running away.

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Sports
5:23 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Major League Baseball Tries To Be More Welcoming To LGBT Community

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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Business
5:18 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Rail Operators Aim To Do More Short-Distance Hauling

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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Around the Nation
5:14 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial To Move To Penalty Phase

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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Around the Nation
5:10 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

People who oppose repealing the personal belief exemption gathered outside California's Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday.
Pauline Bartolone/Capital Public Radio

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 2:58 pm

A California bill that would allow students to opt out of mandatory school vaccinations only if they have a medical condition that justifies an exemption is one step closer to becoming law, though it still has a long way to go. The bill was introduced in the California Senate in response to a measles outbreak at Disneyland in late December that's now linked to almost 150 infections.

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5:03 am
Thu April 9, 2015

California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:34 am

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Planet Money
5:03 am
Thu April 9, 2015

CEO Describes What It's Like When Investors Bet Against You

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 12:29 pm

The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when some investors are betting on your fall.

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