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2:45 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

#NPRreads: On America's First Suicide Bombing And Its Influential Pizza Lobby

The pizza lobby tries to influence things like school lunches and the calorie labels that go on the pies.
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#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here on the blog.

This week, we bring you four reads that illuminate a bit of history or pieces of regulation you may not have known about.

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The Two-Way
2:19 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 3:16 pm

Three men, two from Vietnam and one from Canada, who allegedly participated in a scheme to harvest a billion email addresses have been charged in what the Department of Justice describes as the largest data breach in the history of the Internet.

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The Two-Way
2:00 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 3:18 pm

Albert Maysles, the father of the contemporary American documentary film who was behind such classics as 1970's Gimme Shelter, has died. He was 88.

Maysles, an Oscar-nominated director, died Thursday in New York, Erica Dilday at the Maysles Documentary Center confirmed.

NPR's Neda Ulaby is reporting on his death for our Newscast unit. She says:

"Albert Maysles with his brother David turned an unflinching cinematic eye on everything from door to door Bible salesmen to the most eccentric members of the East Coast elite. ...

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The Two-Way
1:47 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Mayor: 3 Ferguson Employees Linked To Racist Emails No Longer With Department

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 2:18 pm

Three Ferguson, Mo., employees who were responsible for emails that contained disparaging references to President Obama and African-Americans are no longer employed by the city, Mayor James Knowles tells The Associated Press.

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History
1:43 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

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Movie Reviews
1:43 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

In The Northern Ireland Period Thriller '71,' No One Dies Well

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NPR Story
1:37 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Governor Snyder to take questions during live broadcast

Gov. Rick Snyder

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:38 am

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will take questions from a statewide public radio audience at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 9 as part of the Michigan Public Radio Network’s “Michigan Calling” series.

The hour-long program will be hosted by Rick Pluta, MPRN’s managing editor and state Capitol bureau chief, and will originate from Michigan Radio’s studios in Ann Arbor.

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The Two-Way
1:34 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 2:13 pm

The parent company of NBC, Comcast, has turned to a familiar figure to lead the network's troubled news division, naming Andrew Lack as chairman to shore up its credibility, its finances and its stability.

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Politics
1:32 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

Barack Obama as a presidential candidate in Selma, Ala., in 2007 recreating a voting rights march that was violently repressed by state troopers in 1965.
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It's the kind of moment rich with history – a moment to reflect on a searing date in the civil rights struggle, and to do so with the nation's first African American president taking center stage at the memorial ceremonies. It's a time and place to reflect on where we have been and where we have come as a nation. But also to ponder the future for Barack Obama and whether the discussion of race and inequality will become major themes of his post-presidency, which begins in less than two years.

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The Two-Way
12:58 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

Swiss drugmaker Novartis' logo is seen behind scaffolding at the company's plant in the northern Swiss town of Stein, shown in January. The company's "biosimilar" drug Zarxio has received FDA approval.
Arnd Wiegmann Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 3:09 pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a class of generic drugs that are made from living cells instead of chemical compounds.

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