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In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:57am

Midwest and Southwest states struggle with an influx of heroin being sold for cheap by Mexican cartels. In one community, a spike in heroin-related deaths has everyone on high alert.

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Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Jail

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:55am

An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren't served in a manner to her liking.

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Two Strangers Come Together To Remember A Friend And Loved One

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:55am

Sgt. 1st Class Carl Torello was killed in Vietnam when his daughter was just 5 years old. Nearly 50 years later, she got a chance to meet the one person who survived the attack that killed him.

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Census Reveals Universe Of Marine Microbes At Bottom Of The Food Chain

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:55am

The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.

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KPCC's Off-Ramp: My Friend's Place

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:41am

KPCC's Off-Ramp: My Friend's Place

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Millions Of Dollars In Speech Fees Support Clinton Foundation

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 9:10pm

Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton charge hundreds of thousands of dollars to talk to banks, universities and other groups, and give the proceeds to the family's philanthropic foundation.

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Grand Jury Indicts 6 Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:41pm

Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said at a news conference that the officers will be arraigned July 2. The charges against them are mostly similar to those announced May 1.

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In 'The Seeds Of Time,' One Man's Quest To Save Our Food Supply

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:33pm

Sandy McLeod's documentary is a portrait of Cary Fowler, an agriculturalist who is building a biological archive to maintain crop diversity.

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One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:28pm

After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.

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'Be Guardians, Not Warriors': Training A New Generation Of Police

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:20pm

NPR's Robert Siegel reports from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York on how policing is being taught during this year filled with news of tensions between police and civilians.

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Songs We Love: Vince Staples, 'Senorita'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:10pm

The 21-year-old Long Beach native continues to establish himself as one of West Coast rap's most important voices with his new single "Senorita."

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Bulk Collection Debate Highlights Need To Revise Patriot Act

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:05pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, who says the debate in Congress over the NSA's bulk collection program shows the Patriot Act needs to be revised.

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A Journey Of Self-Discovery In 'When Marnie Was There'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:03pm

The latest film from the beloved Studio Ghibli weaves a tale of a girl learning to face her past.

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'Aloft': A Haunting Family Drama Ripe With Magical Realism

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:03pm

Claudia Llosa's film features strong performances from Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy and a vivid sense of place.

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Maryland Joins States That Won't Test New Drivers For Parallel Parking

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 4:01pm

Officials say the skills are tested by other tasks, like turning a car around. As of yet, using backup cameras on a driving test isn't allowed.

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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:40pm

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?

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People Say They Want Compromise But Not Really

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:35pm

A new poll shows that people want politicians to compromise...but only those of the other party.

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New York City Launches 'Day Of Action' To Educate Nail Salon Workers

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:30pm

New York City authorities Thursday launched a single "day of action" to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.

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Gyrocopter Pilot Calls Capitol Flight An Act Of Civil Disobedience

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:30pm

Douglas Hughes, the mailman who flew a gyrocopter to the Capitol to raise alarms about the surge in political money, appeared in court Thursday after a federal grand jury indicted him on six charges.

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Senate Advances Bill To Give Obama 'Fast-Track' Trade Authority

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:30pm

The Senate is trying to wrap up its business before leaving Washington, D.C., for a week-long recess. That includes considering a bill to give President Obama expanded authority on trade.

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