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NTSB Investigators Plan To Interview Engineer Of Derailed Amtrak Train

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Investigators are sifting through the wreckage trying to determine what caused the deadly accident. The NTSB says the train was traveling more than twice the recommended speed for the area.

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Calif. Bottled Water Plants Are Scrutinized During Severe Drought

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Companies like Nestle are being eyed for how and where they're drawing the water. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian James, a reporter with The Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.

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Violence Reported During Yemen's Humanitarian Ceasefire

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to Andre Perache of Doctors Without Borders about the situation in Yemen, where a humanitarian ceasefire began on Tuesday. Houthi rebels have controlled the capital for months.

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David Letterman's Top 10 Late-Night Memories (Well, Not Really)

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:37am

No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.

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A Database Of All Things Brainy

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:34am

A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.

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N.Y. Police Shooting Case Divides City's Asian-Americans

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:34am

NYPD officer Peter Liang has been indicted for the death of Akai Gurley. Some in the Asian-American community support holding Liang accountable; others say he is being scapegoated because of his race.

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Long-Term Depression May Boost Stroke Risk Long After Mood Improves

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:32am

Even after the psychological pain is effectively treated, damage from long years of depression may linger. It seems to double the risk of stroke among adults over age 50, research suggests.

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Police Rethink Tactics Amid New Technologies And Social Pressure

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:29am

One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.

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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:24am

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.

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