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Grand Jury Awaits Evidence In NYPD Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Akai Gurley was walking down the stairs of a Brooklyn housing project when he was shot and killed by an NYPD officer in November. His girlfriend plans to sue the city for $50 million.

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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 4:02am

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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The Art World Gets In On The Super Bowl Rivalry

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:13am

Seattle Art Museum and New England's Clark Art Institute are wagering major paintings — on a three-month loan. Both dramatic seascapes of their regions.

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Richard Sherman Is On Baby Watch

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:02am

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is preparing for the Super Bowl, and he's also preparing to be a father. Sherman says he's hoping his son will wait to make an appearance until after the game.

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Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va, Explores Presidential Bid

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia says his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas. Steve Inskeep talks to Webb, who is currently working on a cable TV series on Vietnam.

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Study Sheds Light On Benefits of Multi-Vitamins

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

Lots of experts diss multivitamins- saying there's not enough evidence that they're beneficial. Nonetheless-- many Americans buy them. A new study out this month suggest — at least for women-- taking a multivitamin can help prevent death from CVD. And researchers say they're a good option for the vast majority of Americans who don't eat enough fruits and vegetables

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Russia's Economic State Is A Dangerous Reversal Of Fortune For Putin

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne discusses the state of Russia's economy with Sergei Guriev, a former economic adviser to Vladimir Putin. Guriev is now living in exile in Paris.

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Civilians In Debaltsevo Flee Russian-Backed Separatists Offensive

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

The Ukrainian army reinforced its positions and evacuated civilians on Thursday from an enclave north-east of Donetsk that has Russian-backed separatists attacking on three sides.

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Multivitamins: The Case For Taking One A Day

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

Multivitamins have gotten a bad rap. But studies suggest these dietary supplements may help plug the nutrition gaps resulting from our less-than-ideal eating habits.

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Media Outlets Partner With Snapchat To Appeal To Younger Users

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.

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Turkish Officials Seem To Ignore Threats Of Extremist Violence

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

Alert levels were raised in Europe after the Paris terrorist attacks. Experts say Turkey should be concerned, pointing out that "being a Muslim country won't exempt Turkey from violence."

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Patriots Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX On Sunday

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.

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Winning At Short Selling May Not Be A Reason To Celebrate

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.

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'Morning Edition' Says Goodbye To Ellen McDonnell

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:07am

Ellen McDonnell was an original staff member of the show — starting in 1979 as a news writer, then overnight producer and eventually executive producer. She later oversaw all of NPR's news programs.

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