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You Say Striped Bass, I Say Rockfish. What's In A Fish Name?

1 hour 8 min ago

Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.

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'Baby' Is A Pretty Feat Of Misdirection

1 hour 8 min ago

Mary Kubica's new thriller follows a woman who takes in a runaway and her baby daughter. Reviewer Bethanne Patrick says it's a perfect setup — but the twists you expect aren't the ones that arrive.

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Egypt Postpones Verdict In Trial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

1 hour 11 min ago

The network said it was "outraged" that the court had been adjourned. The three journalists had been jailed for allegedly aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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How 3-D Prining Helps Scientists Understand Bird Behavior

3 hours 3 min ago

Scientists who study bird behavior have made fake eggs to put in nests to see how birds react. This handicraft is going high-tech. (This piece first aired on May 26, 2015, on All Things Considered.)

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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died 2 Years Ago, Afghan Government Says

3 hours 3 min ago

Mullah Mohammad Omar, reclusive leader of the Taliban, is dead, according to Afghan officials. Renee Montagne talks to Graeme Smith, senior analyst at the International Crisis Group, about Omar's rise to power, the details surrounding his death and what this means for Afghanistan's peace talks with the Taliban.

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Huckabee Remarks Further Complicate Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

3 hours 4 min ago

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was criticized for evoking the Holocaust in comments on Iran's nuclear deal. It's the latest chapter in relations between Jewish and evangelical communities.

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Huckabee's Holocaust Remarks Further Complicates Evangelicals Relationship With Jews

3 hours 4 min ago

GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who enjoys support from many evangelical Christians, has been roundly criticized for evoking the Holocaust in comments about the Iran nuclear deal. It's the latest chapter in the story of the long and complicated political relationship between the Jewish and evangelical communities.

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Thousands Of Migrants Try To Get Into Britain Using The Chunnel

3 hours 4 min ago

Police reinforcements are being sent to the French port city of Calais to try to deal with thousand of migrants trying to get to Britain. There are reports that another migrant has died while trying to get to England via the Channel Tunnel.

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Cincinnati Shooting Indicates Position Shift For Law Enforcement

3 hours 4 min ago

Wednesday's arrest of a University of Cincinnati police officer for murder illustrates the dramatic new reality for American cops: in the face of public pressure and video evidence, they can no longer count on getting the benefit of the doubt.

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Campus Police Officer Charged In Unarmed Black Man's Death

3 hours 4 min ago

A grand jury has handed up an indictment on murder charges against a University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

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Testimony: Parents Surprised Their Son Was Aurora Theater Gunman

3 hours 4 min ago

The parents of convicted shooter James Holmes took the stand in the sentencing phase of the trial. They told the Colorado jury that their son is mentally ill and should not receive the death penalty.

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Vacationing Family Finds Treasure Off Florida's Coast

3 hours 4 min ago

The Schmitts uncovered 52 gold coins worth more than $1 million, believed to have been lost 300 years ago when a fleet of Spanish ships sank during a hurricane along Florida's coast.

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Oculus Uses 'Henry' Premiere To Wet Appetites For Its Virtual Reality Headset

3 hours 4 min ago

The virtual reality company Oculus is close to releasing a headset for games, movies and other entertainment. The company premiered an animated short called Henry that will come with the headsets.

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50 Years Ago, Medicare Helped To Desegregate Hospitals

3 hours 4 min ago

The law creating a national health insurance program for older Americans was signed in 1965 after a long political battle. Renee Montagne talks to Edith Mitchell of the National Medical Association.

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#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

3 hours 4 min ago

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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In The West Bank, A Rough Start Doesn't Deter New Arab TV Channel

3 hours 13 min ago

Worried about West Bank Palestinian influence on Arab citizens of Israel, the Israeli government has shut down an Arab TV station that bridges the two groups.

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Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

3 hours 16 min ago

The British soul singer, whose new album Water for Your Soul is out July 31, is known for her big voice. But since she began performing at age 14, she's also learned a thing or two about perseverance.

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Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

3 hours 24 min ago

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.

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At One Juvenile Hall, Too Few Staff Has A Big Impact

3 hours 27 min ago

A juvenile hall in San Leandro, Calif., is a so-called model facility, but it faces major challenges. A staffing shortage means, says a supervisor, "kids don't always get the services they should."

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Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

3 hours 35 min ago

The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal Pell grants.

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