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Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.

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More Fear Of Human Intelligence Than Artificial Intelligence In 'Ex Machina'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

"The anxiety in this film is much more directed at the humans," director Alex Garland tells NPR's Audie Cornish. "It was more in defense of artificial intelligence."

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Immigrant-Rights Activists In Seattle Claim Victory In Child Deportation Case

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

A federal judge in Seattle has given immigrant advocates a victory.

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Chicago Offers Reparations Package To Police Torture Victims

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 4:23pm

The city of Chicago offered a reparations package Tuesday for men who were tortured by a former Chicago police commander and his "midnight crew" of officers from the 1970s until the early 1990s.

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Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:51pm

Sometimes the women aren't allowed to leave their homes. Some commit suicide. Many have little recourse, advocates say, because current laws are ill-equipped to address this hidden crisis.

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Percy Sledge Had A Voice The Whole World Heard

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:26pm

Best known for 1966's iconic hit "When A Man Loves A Woman," the Alabama singer found success blending R&B with a hint of country. Sledge died Tuesday at 74.

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Letters: Russian Memes, Abraham Lincoln Assassination Anniversary

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read letters from listeners about the memes of Russian President Vladimir Putin on a Ritz cracker and the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination Tuesday.

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New York Mayor Announces Plan To Reduce Rikers Island Jail Population

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

New York City's mayor and the state's chief judge announced a plan Tuesday to cut the number of pre-trial detainees at the notorious Rikers Island jail. It's not unusual for defendants to spend a year or more at Rikers awaiting trial.

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Tulsa Reserve Cop Turns Himself In After Accidentally Killing Unarmed Suspect

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

In Tulsa, Okla., a volunteer sheriff's deputy turned himself in Tuesday morning for manslaughter.

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Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Presidential Campaign With First Events In Iowa

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

Hillary Clinton makes her first public appearances in Iowa Tuesday as a declared 2016 presidential candidate. Her campaign's strategy is to keep this first visit purposefully low key and play down any sense of inevitability.

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Sen. Ben Cardin Moves Into Spotlight On Iran Nuclear Bill

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR profiles Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, who has become the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just as it is crafting a role for Congress to weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Atlanta Educators Handed Sentences In Cheating Scandal

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

In a fiery sentencing hearing Tuesday, a judge in Atlanta lashed out at some of the 10 former educators convicted in a grade-changing scandal. Prosecutors offered reduced sentences in exchange for apologies, but most of the former educators chose not to do that and received lengthy prison terms.

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Aid Workers Face Challenges In Yemen As Humanitarian Crisis Continues

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, head of the Doctors Without Borders mission in Yemen, about the deteriorating situation in Sanaa, where she's been based since August. Even though they have been able to get medical supplies this weekend, she says there is concern about getting food, water, fuel and drugs for chronic illnesses if the conflict continues.

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Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C., where he is meeting with President Obama to try to gain support in the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Abadi will also meet with leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to push for billions of dollars in loans. Iraq's economy, which is heavily dependent on oil exports, has been hit hard by the drop in global crude prices.

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Advocates Fight to Keep Sheltered Workshops For Disabled Workers

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

Such workshops are being closed across the U.S., more than 15 years after the Supreme Court said separate work settings constitute discrimination. But advocates say clients have nowhere else to go.

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Famed Mountain Lion Settles In Under Los Angeles Home

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:21pm

A mountain lion named "P-22," known to prowl the Hollywood Hills, is something of a local celebrity in the Los Angeles area.

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