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Obama Aims To Tighten Restrictions On Plants' Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation's power grid would face big changes.

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When A Child's Picky Eating Becomes More Than A Nuisance

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

Twenty percent of children are picky eaters but most grow out it. Research suggests that picky eating can also be a sign for hypersensitities that can occasionally cause social anxiety and depression.

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Burundi's Former Intelligence Chief Assassinated

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

The killing was a surgical strike that many believe was carried out by members of the military. Many worry that if the army is pulled into political divisions, the country is headed toward civil war.

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Democrats Consider Whether To Rename Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:11am

Events honor Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, founder of the Democratic Party. Both men owned slaves. Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mancini, chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.

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Baltimore Launched Martin O'Malley, Then Weighed Him Down

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:03am

The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.

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How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 3:57am

Sometimes one person's insight transforms medicine. Dr. John Clements is one of those guys. In the 1950s he discovered a slippery lung substance key to breathing, and to the survival of tiny babies.

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Ghosts Of Katrina Still Haunt New Orleans' Shattered Lower Ninth Ward

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:52am

A decade after the hurricane, the city has mostly bounced back, but not the African-American neighborhood with some of the worst damage. Many people didn't return; life's a struggle for those who did.

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Buddy Guy: 'I Worry About The Future Of Blues Music'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 1:03am

Buddy Guy is the blues, and he's our connection to a genre that's embedded in the history of America. But it's a sound the guitarist fears is fading.

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Meet Hillary Clinton — Again

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 9:37pm

Hillary Clinton has been in the national spotlight since 1992 and has universal name ID, but her campaign hopes a $2 million ad buy will introduce voters to a side of her they don't know.

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:57pm

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.

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Remembering 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, The Wrestler So Tough, He Wore A Kilt

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:26pm

Professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died. He was one of professional wrestling's top villains and acted in the 1988 film They Live. Piper was 61.

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Acquitted Of Extreme Corruption, Former Officers Now Sue For Defamation

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:23pm

Five former members of a Philadelphia Police Department narcotics squad are suing the city's top officials for defamation. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeremy Roebuck explains.

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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:20pm

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.

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What's Behind The Heartbreak For Cecil The Lion

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:17pm

The killing of the lion Cecil in Zimbabwe led to worldwide outrage. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with author Hal Herzog about why the deaths of certain animals can elicit such emotional reactions.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:09pm

The drummer, composer and bandleader's latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.

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As First Presidential Debate Looms, A Look At The Landscape Of The Race

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:09pm

The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?

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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:09pm

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.

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'Who Am I Without My Sport?' Greg Louganis On Life After Olympics

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:09pm

The documentary Back On Board traces the highs and lows of the star diver's career, the turmoil he faced as a gay, HIV-positive athlete — and the identity crisis that he experienced after retirement.

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Review Of Leaked Test Results Shows Doping Is Widespread In Track And Field

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 2:37pm

The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.

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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 2:33pm

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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