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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:13pm

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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Blurred Lines: A Tricky Transition From Editorial To Promotional Content

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:50pm

A case of bad timing makes some wonder if a TV network paid for editorial content.

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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:42pm

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:20pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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World Cafe Next: Nora Jane Struthers And The Party Line

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:13pm

Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.

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Walk A Little Faster To Get The Most Out of Your Exercise Time

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:04pm

People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.

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Big Sean: 'I Stuck With My Gut'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 4:00pm

"I made a promise to myself," says the Detroit rapper. "I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it's by my own choice and my own decisions."

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Britain's Muslims: Still Feeling The Need To Explain Themselves

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:58pm

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain, but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

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World Cafe: The Music Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:58pm

The musicians who made the score for the Netflix series discuss their recording process.

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:58pm

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

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Rhiannon Giddens On World Cafe

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:52pm

The former singer of the old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops discusses her musical path.

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How 'Flower Beds' Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:51pm

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That's the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

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High Court Case Tests Independent Redistricting Commissions

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:41pm

Arizona voters approved a bipartisan commission to draw lines between congressional districts. Now the Supreme Court has been asked to put the legislators back in charge.

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L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:37pm

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.

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Netanyahu Criticized For Making Iran Nuclear Deal An 'Israel Issue'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ari Shavit of Haaretz about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he'll make his case against an American nuclear deal with Iran. Shavit says that while Israelis share Netanyahu's concerns about Iran, they worry his approach and visit to Congress will erode relations with the U.S.

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Ben Franklin's Famous 'Liberty, Safety' Quote Lost Its Context In 21st Century

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

He once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." That quote often comes up in the context of new technology.

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Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Reelection

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

"Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?" the Maryland Democrat asked, announcing she will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.

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GAO Report Suggests Fewer Antipyschotic Drugs For Dementia Patients

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

The Government Accountability Office says the federal government should take steps to reduce the number of prescriptions for dementia patients who don't reside in nursing homes.

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Community Policing Task Force Calls For Better Training, More Transparency

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:15pm

A White House task force says law enforcement needs to change their practices to rebuild trust with minority communities.

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Embrace Your Inner Algorithm

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:34pm

Would you trust your own predictions over those of a well-designed statistical model? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers new evidence on "algorithm aversion" and what it reveals.

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