Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South
April 17, 2014

In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.

When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business
By Yuki Noguchi

April 17, 2014

Most often, when married business owners divorce, both relationships sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they've split.

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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney
April 17, 2014

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.

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Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms
By Liz Halloran

April 16, 2014

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.

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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights
By Carrie Johnson

April 16, 2014

A unit originally created to keep the peace during the civil rights movement is training law enforcement on how to be more sensitive to transgender witnesses and crime victims.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables
By Marc Silver

April 16, 2014

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM
By Tracy Samilton

April 16, 2014

General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. This could further complicate its current public relations crisis.

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Iranian U.N. Ambassador's Past Makes Fodder For Diplomatic Dust-up
By NPR Staff

April 16, 2014

The U.S. has denied a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's choice as ambassador to the United Nations. Bloomberg reporter Sangwon Yoon explains the diplomatic controversy and how it may play out.

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Entering Talks In Geneva, U.S. Hopes For A Ukraine Breakthrough
By Jackie Northam

April 16, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Thursday with officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They will discuss the crisis in Ukraine. While the Obama administration has said it has overwhelming evidence that Moscow is stirring up the unrest in eastern Ukraine, it says it wants to wait before expanding sanctions. Analysts say Washington has few other options.

The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations
By Cory Turner

April 16, 2014

The new version of the standardized test for college admissions, set to go into effect in 2016, will do away with obscure vocabulary words and cut multiple choice answer options from five to four.

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New Deal Treasure: Government Searches For Long-Lost Art
By Brian Naylor

April 16, 2014

During the Great Depression, the federal government purchased hundreds of thousands of works by American artists. But in the decades since, much of that art has gone missing.

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Ex-City Manager Caught In Calif. Salary Scandal Gets 12 Years
By Scott Neuman

April 16, 2014

Robert Rizzo, who paid himself an $800,000 salary for running the small town of Bell, Calif., took advantage of the fact that there were "no checks and balances" in city government, the judge said.

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Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography
By Tell Me More Staff

April 16, 2014

When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.

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Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker
April 16, 2014

What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."

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Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance
By NPR Staff

April 16, 2014

Narcissistic and ill-prepared for the future? Or civic-minded and entrepreneurial? Two teams tackle stereotypes and realities about young Americans in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book
By Scott Neuman

April 16, 2014

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.

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Judge Overturns North Dakota's Strict Abortion Law
By Scott Neuman

April 16, 2014

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland called the state's ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy "invalid and unconstitutional."

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Boston Bombing Defendant Can See Victims' Autopsy Photos, Judge Says
By Mark Memmott

April 16, 2014

Prosecutors said it would disturb the families of those who died to know that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could view those images. The judge ruled Tsarnaev has the right to see such evidence.

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Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39
By Scott Neuman

April 16, 2014

The number of missing is still unclear, but at last count, authorities said seven people remained unaccounted for from the March 22 mudslide near the community of Oso.

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Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors
By Charles Ornstein

April 16, 2014

Among doctors who received payments from Medicare in 2012 are dozens who had been kicked out of Medicaid, or charged with fraud, or settled fraud cases out of court, a ProPublica investigation finds.

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