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Boston Bombing Jury To Hear More Grueling Testimony Before Sentencing Tsarnaev

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Jurors in the case of convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hearing arguments about whether he should receive the death penalty or life without parole.

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Young Black Man In Baltimore Dies 1 Week After A Police Confrontation

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

In Baltimore, tensions are high after a young African-American man, Freddie Gray, died a week after he suffered a broken vertabra after being taken into police custody. For more on this story, David Greene talks to "Wall Street Journal" reporter Scott Calvert and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm.

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Bradley's 'China Mirage' Portrays A Long-Running American Mistake In Asia

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to author and historian James Bradley, about his his new book, "The China Mirage: The Hidden History of the American Disaster in Asia."

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Democrats Call Lynch Confirmation Delay A New Low In Washington Gridlock

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Senate Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch is relatively non-controversial, yet she's waited more than five months for a confirmation vote in the full Senate. If confirmed, what are the challenges and priorities she faces?

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European Parliament President Urges Action On Migration Crisis

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Thousands of migrants risk their lives trying to get asylum in Europe by boarding rickety boats to cross the Mediterranean. Renee Montagne talks Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.

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Migrants Recall Horrors Of Mediterranean Shipwreck

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.

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PBS To Review Genealogy Show After It Ignores Affleck's Slave-Owning Ancestor

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Leaked Sony emails reveal that actor Ben Affleck asked the PBS program Finding Your Roots not to disclose he had a slave-owning ancestor. PBS says it is conducting an internal review of the episode.

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Fast-Track Trade Authority Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.

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20 years Ago, Match.Com Revolutionized How To Find A Date

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Match.com. The website ushered in the world of online dating. The Pew Research Center says nearly 25 percent of married couples met online.

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Why Do Courts Still Deliver Many Legal Documents By Hand?

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.

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Saudi Strikes In Yemen Wrap Up; Operation Renewal Of Hope Begins

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:01am

Saudi Arabia says the air campaign against Houthi rebels is ending, but the conflict may be far from over. Militiamen in the south said they will keep fighting until they rid the area of Houthis.

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Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:50am

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:49am

The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.

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Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:48am

Ahead of a highly publicized interview where the reality-TV star is expected to talk about his gender identity, a look back at Jenner's younger days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to new fame.

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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:47am

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the Guard's unpredictable needs.

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Akua Dixon At Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 7:11pm

The multi-talented cellist leads her string ensemble in concert from the African-American neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, featuring her two children on voice and drums.

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Remembering Pat Dowell, Longtime Film Reporter For NPR

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:52pm

Dowell filed as a freelance for the network for close to 30 years. She was interested in serious films — films that told stories worth hearing — and she was dedicated to telling them.

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At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 5:15pm

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.

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Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:47pm

The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?

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In Sentencing Phase, Prosecutors Say Tsarnaev Is 'Unrepentant And Unchanged'

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 4:45pm

A jury is now deciding whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death.

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