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L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:37pm

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.

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Netanyahu Criticized For Making Iran Nuclear Deal An 'Israel Issue'

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

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ari Shavit of Haaretz about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he'll make his case against an American nuclear deal with Iran. Shavit says that while Israelis share Netanyahu's concerns about Iran, they worry his approach and visit to Congress will erode relations with the U.S.

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Ben Franklin's Famous 'Liberty, Safety' Quote Lost Its Context In 21st Century

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

He once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." That quote often comes up in the context of new technology.

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Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Reelection

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

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.

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GAO Report Suggests Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

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

The Government Accountability Office says the federal government should take steps to reduce the number of prescriptions for dementia patients who don't reside in nursing homes.

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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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