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Baltimore Mayor Under Intense Scrutiny Following Street Violence

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 4:03am

Some people think Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has been too detached from the city's poorest residents — despite her background as a public defender.

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After Botched Executions, Supreme Court Weighs Lethal Drug Cocktail

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 4:00am

Manufacturers have refused to provide one of three drugs used for lethal injection, so Oklahoma switched to another drug. But critics say midazolam doesn't work well to render prisoners unconscious.

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Florida's Legislature Quits Early, At Impasse Over Medicaid Expansion

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:54am

Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott sued the federal government Tuesday, accusing it of coercing Florida to accept the expansion, or lose funding for other health programs for the poor.

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Boxing Fans Shift Focus To Small Men, Big Money

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:54am

As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.

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In Seattle, Earthquake Jolts Nepalese-American Community Into Action

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:53am

Seattle boasts one of the largest Nepalese communities. In the aftermath of the disaster, they've organized prayer vigils, collected money for relief efforts and sent medical personnel to the region.

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Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:52am

Following a South Korean trade pact in 2012, the U.S. deficit with that country widened by 80 percent. But some argue that if the U.S. doesn't create trade rules, there won't be any.

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For A Resume, Type Font Matters

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:42am

Using Times New Roman on a resume is considered boring, according to a Bloomberg report. Courier suggests you use a typewriter and Zapfino is too flowery. Helvetica is straightforward and works.

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Charred 'Easy Mac' Forces Iowa Capitol To Evauate

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:19am

Smoke spilling from a microwave near the Senate chamber set off alarms. No one has come forward to claim responsibility for the overcooked Kraft macaroni and cheese.

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Defense Team Urges Jury To Send Boston Bomber To Prison For Life

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

On Tuesday, jurors deciding the fate of convicted Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will hear more from defense attorneys, on why Tsarnaev was drawn into his older brother's deadly plot to attack the race. They're making the case that Tsarnaev does not deserve the death penalty.

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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Human-Used Antibiotics

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

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Earthquake Compounds Poor Infrastructure, Political Issues

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Subhash Ghimire, editor of the Nepalese newspaper "Republica," says earthquake victims are growing frustrated by the slow response to help them. He says part of the problem is logistics and politics. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report.

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Nepal Earthquake Victims Are Desperate For Aid

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Nepal has found little refuge from the aftershocks generated by Saturday's earthquake. Many residents — too frightened to stay indoors — sleep under the stars. International aid groups have yet to reach the remote mountain villages where the expectation is that many may have been wiped off the map. In Kathmandu, there's anger rising that aid is too slow in coming.

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National Guard Deployed To Baltimore; Riots Break Out After Gray's Funeral

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Baltimore is under a state of emergency. The National Guard has deployed after riots broke out following the funeral of Freddie Gray Monday afternoon. Gray is the black man who died in police custody a week ago. Dozens of young people turned on police, throwing rocks and stones, injuring 15 officers. They also looted dozens of businesses across the city, and set fires to stores and cars.

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Prosecution To Begin Calling Witnesses In Colorado Shooting Trial

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

The long-awaited Aurora theater shooting trail continues Tuesday morning with witnesses for the prosecution. Jurors heard lengthy opening statements on Monday with both the prosecution and defense outlining their cases.

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Geologists Were Aware That A Huge Quake Could Strike The Himalayas

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Geologists have known for decades that tectonic plates underneath Nepal were capable of creating a devastating earthquake. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report.

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The Right Hire Can Help Police Departments Build Community Trust

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Baltimore is the latest city confronted with the key question of how to build trust between a community and its police. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Maria Haberfeld of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice about police hiring practices, and how they could be strengthened.

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Unrest Spreads In Baltimore; Md. Gov. Declares State Of Emergency

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

A day of mourning in Baltimore gave way to an evening of looting and violent protests Monday night. Just hours after the funeral of a black man who was fatally injured in police custody, hundreds faced off in the streets with police. Steve Inskeep reports.

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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Antibiotics Used By Humans

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:15am

Antibiotic use is falling out of fashion in the poultry industry. Tyson Foods, the biggest poultry producer in the U.S., says it will stop feeding its birds antibiotics used by humans in two years.

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Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:00am

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

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On Their Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:53am

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

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