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Police Weapon Use Under Fire, As More Videos Emerge

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:52pm

The reserve officer who shot a suspect in Tulsa is facing a manslaughter charge, and a man who was tasered in South Carolina is suing.

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Viking's Choice: Tau Cross, 'Fire In The Sky'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:44pm

After the brief reunion of the English crust-punk band Amebix ended in 2012, Rob Miller continued and evolved its lush metallic sound. Now comes a track that wants to open a portal between worlds.

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Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:40pm

The comedian talks about her career and being invited to host the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner.

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New Mix: Built To Spill, The Milk Carton Kids, Brown Bird, Protomartyr

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:40pm

All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen bring you this week's essential listening, including new music from Built to Spill, The Milk Carton Kids, Brown Bird, Protomartyr and more.

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Chicago Plans Reparations Fund For Victims Of Police Torture In '70s, '80s

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:30pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is supporting the proposed $5.5 million package. More than 100 people are eligible for reparations for their treatment at the hands of a former police commander.

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With Masala Chai And A Caramel Latte, Clinton's Campaign Begins

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:21pm

As expected, Clinton started her campaign low-key with a stop at an Iowa coffee shop. Though it looked like a random stop, it was anything but.

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Andris Nelsons Settles In At The Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:20pm

The Latvian conductor took over as musical director of the BSO in 2013. Since then, he and the orchestra have released their first album.

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The 'Justified' Finale Brings An End To Another TV Western

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:18pm

FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.

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Gay Russian Couple Seeks Asylum In U.S.

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:12pm

Andrew Nasonov and Igor Bazilevskii are among the dozens of LGBT Russians who have come to the U.S. to escape persecution.

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Spirit Family Reunion's Unbroken Circle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:16am

These Brooklyn-based musicians have called what they do "open-door gospel." Watch a video for their latest single, which could be a manifesto for any spiritually healthy person.

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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00am

A new study claims Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.

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Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:44am

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Lincoln's Private Side: Friend, Poet, Jokester

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:35am

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, we learn that the 16th U.S. president was a public powerhouse — with fascinating private dimensions.

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Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:12am

African health officials are partnering with the U.S. to build a continent-wide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is a more rapid response to health emergencies, such as Ebola.

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Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:51am

Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.

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