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S.C. Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

A white police officer who shot and killed a black man after a traffic stop last Saturday was charged with murder in North Charleston, S.C., on Tuesday. Officials said a video, which shows the officer firing at the man as he fled, played a role in the decision.

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What Would A Nuclear Deal With Iran Really Mean?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Iran and six world powers have a framework on Iran's nuclear program. Steve Inskeep talks to Williams Burns, who led an early round of negotiations with Iran during the Obama administration.

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Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Deal Provides Fuel For Critics

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

The president is trying to persuade Republicans and other skeptics to support the nuclear framework agreement. But he may have harmed his own cause.

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TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

As Sen. Rand Paul declares for the GOP presidential nomination, a secret money group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America attacks him as a weak protector in foreign policy.

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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame, 63-53, Tuesday night in a rematch of the 2014 title game, which UConn also won. Renee Montagne talks to Michelle Smith, a contributing writer to espnW.

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Fight For Water Heats Up In Desert Southwest

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

In New Mexico, there's a battle over the Gila River. The state has decided to divert the river and capture the water for later use. Critics say the move will be too costly and environmentally harmful.

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Why Is Condom-Use Suddenly Dropping Among College Sophomores?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Research at multiple universities shows the decline in safe sex is concentrated among students from low-income families. But why are these students less likely to practice safe sex?

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April Marks The Centennial Of Armenian Genocide

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Some countries, including the U.S., have yet to fully and formally recognize the event. Steve Inskeep revisits history with Eugene Rogan, author of The Fall of the Ottomans.

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Chicago Voters Keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Office

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:58am

Rahm Emanuel faced a tough battle in a runoff against leading challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Both had framed the city's first runoff for mayor as one in which the future of Chicago was at stake.

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Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Get Science Chops

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:35am

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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Deford: Americans Don't Care About Major League Soccer

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:49am

The curmudgeonly sports commentator is pessimistic about the prospect of American soccer becoming popular.

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States Review Laws Revoking Licenses For Student Loan Defaults

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:48am

Montana could soon dial back laws that allowed defaulters to have their professional and driver's licenses revoked after failing to pay back debt.

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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:46am

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.

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Rain Dampens Marlins' Opening Day

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 6:10am

When it started to rain, the retractable roof was open at Marlins Park. It didn't close right away. The baseball team did not have a tarp to cover the field because they rely on the roof closing.

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Mitt Romney Does Well In ESPN's Bracket Challenge

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:49am

Romney landed near the top of 11.5 million entries in ESPN's Tournament Challenge. He had a perfect Final Four — finally beating President Obama, who, by the way, had Kentucky winning it all.

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Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Duke won another men's college basketball championship Monday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Devils beat the Wisconsin Baders 68-63. It was the school's fifth men's title under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing case begins deliberations on Tuesday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged with 30 counts, and he's expected to be found guilty of most of them. The defense team said there would have been no attack if it hadn't been for Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan.

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Amid The Chaos In Somalia, Al-Shabab Expands Its Terrorist Reach

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Al-Shabab's deadly attack on a college in Keyna illustrates the changing face of the militants. Experts describe al-Shabab as a trans-national network across East Africa.

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After Retaking Tikrit, Shiite Militias Accused Of Violence Against Sunnis

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

As the U.S. continues airstrikes in Iraq on the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, one major concern is the conduct of de facto U.S. allies in that fight: Shiite militias.

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In NPR Interview, Obama Answers Critics Of Iran Nuclear Framework

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:13am

Critics of a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear plan say it would make the world a more dangerous place. President Obama sat down with Steve Inskeep at the White House, to lay out his argument against those skeptics, and he dips a toe into the 2016 presidential fight.

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