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Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:51pm

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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Off-Ramp: Musician Gabriel Hart Explores the Dark Side of Doo-Wop

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:43pm

Off-Ramp: Musician Gabriel Hart Explores the Dark Side of Doo-Wop

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Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:36pm

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:25pm

Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten took 10 years to make.

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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:50pm

The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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Court Throws Out Slugger Barry Bonds' Conviction

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:44pm

In 2011, Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice but a federal appeals court has just thrown out that conviction.

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A History Of Beef Between Black Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:34pm

The Eric Dyson's takedown of Cornel West got us recalling some epic disagreements between black thinkers over the years; beefs like this have been going on for at least 150 years.

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Julian Koenig, Well-Known Adman, Named Earth Day

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR remembers Julian Koenig, the longtime ad man who coined some of the catchiest phrases in the business and named Earth Day.

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White House Climate Change Policy Faces Legal Hurdle

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push new restrictions around power plant emissions.

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Yemen Crisis Creates Even Tougher Challenge For U.S. In Middle East

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with R. Nicholas Burns, a professor at Harvard University's School of Government, who says that the U.S. has a tough challenge in the region as four states are in crisis.

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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:30pm

Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could sail, crammed onto a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.

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NFL Settlement Over Concussions Is Given Final Approval By Judge

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:04pm

The lawsuit, brought by former players, could cost the league up to $1 billion. The settlement had originally been reached in 2013.

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:49pm

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.

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Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:31pm

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of U.S. senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.

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Actors' Equity Implements $9 Minimum Wage For LA's Small Theaters

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

Less than a week after union members in LA overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to make small theaters pay their performers minimum wage, Actors' Equity decided to go ahead and implement it anyway. Many say the move could force many 99-seat theaters in LA to close.

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California Senate Committee Approves Bill Removing Vaccine Exemptions

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

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Closing Arguments Begin In AIG Bailout Case

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

Closing arguments begin Wednesday in a case that has its roots in the 2008 financial crisis. American International Group shareholders claim the U.S. government overstepped its authority when it seized the company in a financial rescue. The government says the shareholder suit should be rejected because the company's only alternative was bankruptcy.

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Migrants Fleeing Violence Dock At Sicilian Port Of Augusta

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

A ship carrying nearly 450 migrants docked at the Italian port of Augusta Wednesday. The International Organization for Migration says many migrants are families fleeing the conflict in Syria.

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Civilians Condemn Airstrikes For Creating Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

Yemenis whose lives have been torn apart by factional fighting and the Saudi-led bombing campaign hope for relief.

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National Guard Members Face Challenges In Seeking Help For PTSD

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:27pm

NPR explores the National Guard after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and what happens when soldiers in the guard are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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