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A Chinese Immigrant Gets His California Law License, 125 Years Later

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Hong Yen Chang was denied the chance to practice law in California more than a century ago because of his race. This week, the California Supreme Court posthumously granted him a law license.

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Four Tropic Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Four tropical cyclones have been sweeping through the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. One slammed into the island nation of Vanuatu. Having four cyclones at once is rare but not unheard of.

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A History Of West Bank Settlements

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

As Morning Edition wraps up its series on the role of land and identity in the Israel-Palestine conflict, Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Gershom Gorenberg about the history of the settlements.

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In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

A Mexican broadcaster has fired one of the country's most prestigious journalists and set off a firestorm over freedom of expression and the press.

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Republicans Get Their Turn To Present Budget Plans

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their budget proposals this week. David Wessel of the Brookings Institution looks at key differences between the GOP plan and the White House's.

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The 'Irish Melodies' Of Poet Thomas Moore

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about 18th century poet Thomas Moore. He's best known for the famed, "Irish Melodies."

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In NCAA Women's Bracket, UConn Is Easily The Top Seed

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

The NCAA has selected the teams for the women's basketball championships and, no surprise, UConn is the No. 1 seed. Some say all the other contenders are just playing for second place.

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Boko Haram Said To Train Child Soldiers

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Around 80 children discovered at a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon were being trained as child soldiers. Christopher Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute describes efforts to help them.

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Benjamin Netanyahu Faces A Big Test As Israelis Head To Polls

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

The Israeli prime minister has warned his party may lose in Tuesday's election. That's despite his recent speech before the U.S. Congress that was expected to give him an advantage.

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California Bar Grants Admission To Chinese Immigrant 125 Years Later

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:26am

Hong Yen Chang was admitted to the California Bar posthumously. He was denied the opportunity to practice law more than a century ago under a state law that discriminated against Chinese immigrants.

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In Intense Desert Training, A Dozen Women Fight For Place On Front Lines

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:22am

The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.

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A New Community Rises In The West Bank ... And It's Not Israeli

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:21am

Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.

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Winning In Country Music, With No Help From Nashville

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:18am

Traditional country musicians, the kind who never get airplay on mainstream country radio stations, are thriving in regional scenes supported by devoted live audiences.

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Doritos Stage Pulled From SXSW But Issues Remain

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:17am

As the Austin, Texas, music festival enters its 28th year, concerns continue over corporate branding and security.

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A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:04am

The Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar was sidelined after straining an oblique muscle during a violent sneeze. Other players have gotten hurt while hopping out of a truck or climbing out of a hot tub.

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In Hawaii, A WWII Internment Camp Named National Monument

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:52am

The camp was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It held as many as 4,000 prisoners, including hundreds of Japanese-American citizens. The camp's location was recently rediscovered.

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Once Lost, Internment Camp In Hawaii Now A National Monument

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:52am

The camp was created under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It held as many as 4,000 prisoners, including hundreds of Japanese-American citizens. The camp's location was recently rediscovered.

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After Attacks, Is Europe Still Safe For Jews?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:50am

Jews have been feeling increasingly vulnerable, journalist Jeffrey Goldberg says. In an article for The Atlantic, he wonders whether anti-Semitic attacks mean Europe is no longer safe for Jews.

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Documentary Makers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:48am

PBS and some of big public television stations are moving news and public affairs documentaries out of prime time. Thy're putting in audience favorites like Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow.

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In Eastern Ukraine, A Cease-Fire In Name Only

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:45am

Sporadic fighting continues in a handful of strategic spots. Both the Ukrainian military and separatists and their Russian allies claim their opponents have failed to pull back their heavy weapons.

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