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Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:33pm

The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.

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A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:33pm

Many of the students at Mount Sinai's medical school in New York majored in English or history, and never took the MCAT. The school sees that diversity among its students as a great strength.

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Women Fight Their Way Through Army's Grueling Ranger School

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:33pm

Two years after the Defense Department lifted the ban on women serving in combat units, the Army is allowing women to go through the training program for soldiers who aspire to be infantry leaders.

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Watch Robots Transform A California Hospital

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31pm

Robots don't always replace workers. Sometimes, workers use robots as tools.

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Iowa Group Divorces Itself From Controversial Marriage Pledge

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:25pm

An anti-same-sex-marriage pledge from a social-conservative group included a lot more than that in 2012. Looking to avoid the backlash it created in the last presidential election, the group nixed it.

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5/27/15: NPR Presents Michel Martin: Streets & Beats

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:04pm

NPR's Michel Martin is headed to Los Angeles for an evening of storytelling with local residents and law enforcement about community and policing.

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Research Chimps Get Their Day In Court In New York

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:11pm

But neither Hercules nor Leo, who are at the center of a legal battle over whether chimpanzees should have the same legal rights as people, were physically present in the Manhattan courtroom today.

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How Politics Is Shaping Language: 'Dark Money' Added To Dictionary

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:14pm

Tech drives a lot of language-innovation in the US, but politics plays a pretty big role as well.

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U.S. Finalizes Rules To Protect Rivers, Streams From Pollution

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:04pm

The regulations are intended to clarify recent court decisions on which bodies of water are protected, but many farmers and congressional Republicans oppose what they call an EPA "land grab."

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In India, Heat Kills As Monsoon Season Approaches

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:52pm

In the capital New Delhi, 113 degree Fahrenheit temperatures have melted roadway crosswalks.

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Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:45pm

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

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A Texas Lake Is Rebounding From Drought

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:40pm

In 2013, we spoke with the owner of a lodge on Lake Buchanan, which had shrunk to one-third capacity. We check back in with him.

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Supreme Court Says Locals Can Make Pill-Makers Pay For Drug Disposal

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:40pm

The court decision means companies are on the hook for helping at least some consumers in California safely dispose of leftover pills and other medicine. Similar measures are in the works elsewhere.

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IRS Investigates Breach Impacting 100,000 Taxpayers

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:33pm

The Internal Revenue Service says criminals were able to gain access to people's tax returns, and file fraudulent tax returns.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Debuts

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:33pm

Hear new music from artists making their first appearance on the show, including Scottish flute-and-fiddle duo Calum Stewart and Lauren MacColl.

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For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love'

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:23pm

In her memoir Whatever ... Love is Love, Bello describes the evolution of her "modern family," which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son's father.

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'Heaven Knows What' Takes A Bleak Look At Heroin Addiction

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:20pm

Filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie discuss the unusual approach they took to making this film, which is based on Arielle Holmes' memoir.

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China State Council Releases Report Detailing Military Strategy

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:12pm

The policy document says that China's Navy will focus on projecting power in the open seas.

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FIFA Officials Arrested On Charges Of Bribery And Corruption

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:06pm

The arrests, on charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks, were made at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Songs We Love: Alina Baraz & Galimatias, 'Unfold'

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:04pm

The half-Danish, half-American duo performs an underwater waltz between vulnerable voice and genre-bending design on the final track of its new EP, Urban Flora.

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