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At Funeral For New York Man Shot By Police — More Outrage

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

In New York City, a funeral for a man killed by police in Brooklyn was also a forum for people to express outrage over other recent cases of police violence.

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Pumping Up A Star: The Leaky Suit That Blew Up A Career

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

From the My Big Break archives: Designer June Ambrose talks about how her big break came when hip-hop artist Missy Elliott needed a signature look for her first big video, "The Rain."

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How The 'Rolling Stone' Story Could Hurt Future Victims

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

Rolling Stone has apologized for how it reported a major story on sexual assault at the University of Virginia. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Marybeth Seitz-Brown of Students Active For Ending Rape.

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NASA's Orion Completes First Test Flight

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

NASA's Orion spacecraft — built to take a human crew into deep space — completed a successful test flight Friday. NPR's Arun Rath talks with landing and recovery manager Stuart McClung.

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Getting Your 'Shine On Is Becoming Increasingly Legal

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

Mention moonshine and you might think of an illegal backwoods still carefully hidden to evade authorities. But recently, legal distilleries have been popping up in a white lightning renaissance.

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After A 5-Year Struggle, Soccer Player Gets A Second Chance

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

Sunday's MLS Cup features a player with one leg shorter than the other, metal plates in his face and an ear-to-ear scar. Charlie Davies, nearly killed in a 2009 car crash, is finally back on his game.

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At 86, Poet Donald Hall Writes On, But Leaves Verse Behind

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

The former U.S. poet laureate says he can't write poetry any more, but still has some prose in him. In a new book, Essays After Eighty, he considers his art, his beard and his experience growing old.

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Should A Criminal Record Come With Collateral Consequences?

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:03pm

Maurice Alexander was convicted on a misdemeanor charge, and served ten days in jail. Six years later, it cost him a chance for affordable housing.

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Is That $1 or $5? Ask This Money Reader For The Blind

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:02pm

The iBill, a new currency reader being offered by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, aims to change how the blind identify different kinds of bills.

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DOJ To Issue New Federal Rules On Profiling

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 1:12pm

The Justice Department's new rules would prohibit some agents from using factors such as religion to profile, but the rules-change doesn't apply at airports or along the border.

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LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:22am

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."

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