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Community Policing Task Force Calls For Better Training, More Transparency

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

A White House task force says law enforcement needs to change their practices to rebuild trust with minority communities.

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Embrace Your Inner Algorithm

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:34pm

Would you trust your own predictions over those of a well-designed statistical model? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers new evidence on "algorithm aversion" and what it reveals.

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Task Force Calls For Independent Probes Of Police-Involved Shootings

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:22pm

The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing also emphasized the need for better training and equipment, including bulletproof vests. But it stopped short of insisting police wear body cameras.

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Metropolis: 2/28/15

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:21pm

KCRW's Jason Bentley plays music by Panda Bear, Ayla, Kele and more in this week's two-hour EDM mix.

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Tinder's Premium Dating App Will Cost You More If You're Older

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:18pm

Tinder launches a new version with added features, including the ability to have another look at a potential match you swiped away. But there's a catch: Your age will determine how much you pay.

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KEXP Presents: Israel Nash

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:09pm

Watch the singer and some talented friends bring his rich, rousing "Rain Plans" to fruition.

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Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:02pm

Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.

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Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:57pm

First developed in the 1990s, the 10 questions of the Adverse Childhood Experiences test are designed to take a rough measure of a difficult childhood. Finding out your score is easy. Now what?

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Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:55pm

Shelling out dough at the grocery store can often feel painful. But Americans on average actually spend far less on food relative to their income than they did 50 years ago.

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Cuteness Break: The Genial Quokka Steals Scenes And Hearts

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:53pm

In many photos from an Australian island, the marsupial appears front and center, adding its enigmatic smile to an image of happy tourists.

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Elephant On The Menu? It's Not Just A Birthday Dish For Robert Mugabe

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:45pm

The Zimbabwean ruler reportedly served pachyderm at his 91st birthday party. Does anyone else do that? Turns out, yes.

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Phox: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:40pm

The Wisconsin band performs three of its warm, accessible songs in the NPR Music offices.

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Toronto Police Say Riddle Of Mysterious Tunnel Solved

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:04pm

Police say two men claimed they dug the tunnel for "personal reasons." The case has since been closed.

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Iraq Launches Offensive Against ISIS

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:52pm

Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces today began a large-scale military operation to recapture Tikrit.

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Revisiting The Pre-WWII Chinese Nightclubs With Author Lisa See

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:40pm

The novel "China Dolls" tells the story of popular Chinese nightclubs in San Francisco in the late 1930s.

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A New Front In The Ukrainian Conflict: Russian Gas Imports

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:34pm

Russia has cut off Ukraine's gas supplies in the past and is threatening to do it again. The latest payment dispute comes at a sensitive moment in the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

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Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:29pm

Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:17pm

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it.

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'Now Is The Time' For Organist Chris Foreman

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:17pm

Foreman is one of a few Chicago jazz heroes who should be better known outside the city limits.

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Wages And Prices: A Welcome Breakup

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:15pm

A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That's helping consumers on the rebound from recession.

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