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Proposal Would Curb Police Department's Use Of Militarized Gear

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

President Obama announced restrictions on military-style hardware police may get from the federal government. Critics say the rules will have little impact on the trend toward military-style raids.

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Obama Touts New Jersey City's Success In Policing Efforts

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

The president said in Camden, N.J., that the government will put limits on the military-style equipment it makes available to police. The goal is to improve relations between police and residents.

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Supporters Aim To Protect Adult Adoptees From Deportation

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

When a child is adopted by a U.S. citizen, they become a U.S. citizen. But that process didn't become automatic until 2000, and adoptees that had aged into adulthood were excluded.

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Highway Trust Fund Is 'Broke,' Ex-Transportation Secretary LaHood Says

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

Lawmakers face a deadline to fund federal highway and mass transit repair. One option is to increase a gas tax. Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood talks to Steve Inskeep about his ideas.

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FBI Probes Hacker's Claim He Took Over Plane's Engine Controls

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

The FBI is investigating security expert Chris Roberts' claims that he hacked inflight entertainment systems to briefly take control of the aircraft. He says he's hacked Boeing and Airbus planes.

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FAO Schwarz Closing Flagship Store In Midtown Manhattan

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

The toy retailer has maintained a presence at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street for decades. In July, it will close its doors. Company officials are looking for a less expensive location in Manhattan.

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Nevada GOP Aggressively Tries To Break Democrats' Lock On Latino Voters

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

Latino voters in swing states like Nevada could decide the outcome of the 2016 race for president. Democrats have historically had a lock on their vote. But Republicans think they can change that.

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Macedonia's Wiretapping Scandal Worsens Political Tensions

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

The small Balkan country of Macedonia is in turmoil after it was revealed that the government wiretapped 20,000 people. There have been competing pro and anti-government demonstrations in the capital.

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Lawmakers Divided Over McConnell's Desire To Extend Surveillance Plan

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 4:05am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to extend the provision of the Patriot Act that authorizes the NSA's bulk collection of phone records before it expires. Others want the program reined in.

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Conservative, Catholic Ireland Votes On Same-Sex Marriage

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 2:25am

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

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They're Going Door-To-Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 2:24am

In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in midst of a extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.

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How Heroin Made Its Way From Rural Mexico To Small-Town America

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 2:23am

With pizza delivery as a model, Mexican cartels revolutionized the heroin trade, making it easily available in smaller U.S. communities. Journalist Sam Quinones has the story in his new book.

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Motorist Uses Fountain As A Free Car Wash

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:26am

A man in Wakefield, England, drove his car in circles under the fountain's jets. The cleaning frenzy continued until a police car drove up.

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Romney, Putin In Action Over The Weekend

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 5:15am

Ex-GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romeny went 2 rounds with boxer Evander Holyfield in a charity event. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin played hockey in a game showcasing retired Russian pros.

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Rohingya Migrants Left Out At Sea, No Country Will Allow Them Ashore

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Rohingya Muslims are fleeing their homeland of Myanmar but no country will take them in. Steve Inskeep talks to Matthew Smith of Fortify Rights, a nonprofit watchdog that documents their plight.

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ISIS Takes Control Of Ramadi, Key Iraqi City

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

The so-called Islamic State, also known as Isis, seized Ramadi after government forces left their positions. The action came despite U.S. airstrikes and efforts of Iraqi ground forces to repel ISIS.

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Amtrak Victims Remembered During Memorial Service

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York is to resume Monday. Service shut down last Tuesday after train 188 derailed in Philadelphia. Sunday night, a service was held for the victims.

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Politics In The News: Republican Presidential Field Gets Crowded

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

GOP presidential hopefuls converged in Iowa for the Lincoln Day Dinner. More candidates are entering the presidential race, in part, because there is no obvious next-in-line for the GOP nomination.

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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham May Join GOP Race For President

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was in Iowa over the weekend for the state GOP's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. In all 11 official or likely presidential hopefuls were there.

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How China's Government And Audiences Influence Hollywood

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:58am

The Chinese market has become increasingly critical to Hollywood's bottom-line. How is China changing Hollywood?

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