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Freddie Gray's Death Sparks Efforts To Reduce Baltimore Unemployment Rate

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:15pm

In Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods, the Center for Urban Families holds employment training. People are not just working on their resumes, but also their character to help find and keep a job.

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B.B. King's Guitar Name, 'Lucille,' Came From A Near Death Experience

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:15pm

American blues great B.B. King died Thursday in Las Vegas at the age of 89. King played many guitars over the years, and all of them were named "Lucille."

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Thousands Of Rohingya Migrants Stranded At Sea After Fleeing Myanmar

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:15pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Thomas Fuller of The New York Times about the several thousand Rohingya migrants who fled Myanmar. No country will take them in, and they are adrift at sea.

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Politics Rewind: Between Iraq And A Hard Place

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:10pm

Jeb Bush's shifting positions on the Iraq War gave an opening to Republican rivals for the presidential nomination. And will Hillary Clinton answer questions directly on her trip to Iowa next week?

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First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:53pm

"It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out," a NOAA Fisheries biologist says.

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Jury Sentences Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev To Death

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

The jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial has handed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty.

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Correction: Facebook News Partnerships, Amtrak Derailment

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR corrects two errors on All Things Considered this week in stories about the Amtrak train derailment and the new partnership between Facebook and news organizations.

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'Mad Max' Reboot Is A 'Gorgeous, Scrap-Metal Demolition Derby'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Bob Mondello peers into the future and sees the apocalypse, which is to say, he reviews Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Yo Aca-Adrian! Elizabeth Banks Says 'Rocky IV' Inspired The New 'Pitch Perfect'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.

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'Spirited Republic' Exhibit Explores America's History With Alcohol

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

The National Archives exhibit explores America's long and sometimes troubled history with alcohol. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Derek Brown, the exhibit's "Chief Spirits Advisor."

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'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

Kinder Morgan is proposing the pipeline to carry oil and natural gas through South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. But smaller oil suppliers are also concerned about markets like Savannah, Georgia.

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Beekeepers Reported Losing 42 Percent Of Honeybee Colonies Last Summer

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Gene Brandi, vice president of the American Beekeeping Federation, about how beekeepers and farmers are coping with the large die-off of honeybees.

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Colombia Will End Coca Crop-Dusting, Citing Health Concerns

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:05pm

The U.S.-funded aerial spraying program has been aimed at killing the coca plants that feed the cocaine industry. Colombia says one of the chemicals in the spray may cause illnesses.

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Souped-Up Vehicles And Road Warriors Reign In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:04pm

It has been 36 years since the first Mad Max film crash landed into theaters. David Edelsein says the forth installment of the series is "basically one long chase with ever more insane variables."

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B.B. King On Life, Plantation Living And His 'Droopy-Drawers' Sound

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:00pm

"I developed in my head that I'm never any better than my last concert or the last time I played," B.B. King told Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1996.

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Jury Hands Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Death Penalty

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:48pm

The 2013 bombing killed three people and left 264 others wounded. In April, the same jury convicted Tsarnaev on all 30 counts brought against him.

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