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7:40am

Tue March 31, 2015
Around the Nation

Colorado Allows Sales Of Powdered Alcohol

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7:40am

Tue March 31, 2015
Around the Nation

Selfie Sticks Get The Boot At Coachella And Lallapalooza

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 7:58 am

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4:58am

Tue March 31, 2015
Shots - Health News

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 6:57 pm

About twice a year, statistics suggest, a pilot somewhere in the world — usually flying alone — deliberately crashes a plane. The Germanwing flight downed last week may be one such case. But most people who fit the psychological profile of the pilots in these very rare events never have problems while flying.
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Even a careful psychiatric examination of the co-pilot involved in last week's Germanwings jetliner crash probably would not have revealed whether he intended to kill himself, researchers say.

"As a field, we're not very good at accurately predicting who is at risk for suicidal behavior," says Matthew Nock, a psychology professor at Harvard. He says studies show that mental health professionals "perform no better than chance" when it comes to predicting which patients will attempt suicide.

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4:58am

Tue March 31, 2015
NPR Story

Indianapolis Mayor Calls On Legislature To Repeal Or Ammend Bill

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 7:58 am

Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building in Indianapolis Monday, calling for the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
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That Republican mayor of Indianapolis is Greg Ballard, and he's on the line now. Mayor Ballard, welcome to the program.

MAYOR GREG BALLARD: Good morning. Thank you for having me.

INSKEEP: So what's wrong with this law?

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4:58am

Tue March 31, 2015
NPR Story

Indiana GOP To Revisit Controversial Religious Freedom Act

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 7:58 am

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4:58am

Tue March 31, 2015
NPR Story

Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program Come Down To The Wire

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 9:49 am

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4:58am

Tue March 31, 2015
Television

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

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Mark this next story as a sign of a changing nation. Comedy Central has announced the successor to Jon Stewart. Trevor Noah takes over "The Daily Show," the fake news program that's often as influential as real news shows.

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7:33am

Mon March 30, 2015
Around the Nation

4-year-old Girl Boards Bus Alone At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

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7:33am

Mon March 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Twitter Account Chronicles Adventures Of 'Florida Man'

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6:47am

Mon March 30, 2015
Africa

Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 12:33 pm

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6:46am

Mon March 30, 2015
Europe

Recovery Efforts Continue For Victims of Germanwings Crash

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5:04am

Mon March 30, 2015
Code Switch

In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 7:36 pm

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens holds classes for people who are learning English as a second language. A teacher leads the class in a rendition of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Night."
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Queens, N.Y., is one of the most diverse urban spaces in the world, and one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens is Astoria, across the East River from upper Manhattan.

Astoria has a reputation as New York City's Greektown, but it's more like an urban United Nations. People from nearly 100 countries live there, according to census data.

They coexist pretty peacefully, but that wasn't always the case. The explosion of diversity has helped foster a more tranquil community.

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5:04am

Mon March 30, 2015
NPR Story

Politics In The News: Religious Freedom Act

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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5:04am

Mon March 30, 2015
NPR Story

Congressional Panels Probe Opiate Prescriptions At Wis. VA Hospital

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 7:33 am

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7:40am

Fri March 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Social Media Posts Help Police Nab Suspect

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:00 am

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7:40am

Fri March 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Buffalo Fans Cheer Sabres 4-Game Losing Streak

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Evaluating Whether It's Time To Cut The Cord

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Is There Evidence That Yemeni Rebels are Backed By Iran?

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 2:28 pm

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:00 am

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Examining Right-To-Work Laws Impact On Income And Economic Growth

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:00 am

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 4:36 pm

A man hammers a wall with elections posters at an open market in Kano, Nigeria, on Friday. The country is preparing for presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan faces former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and 13 other candidates in what is seen as the closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999.
Goran Tomasevic Reuters/Landov

Nigerian voters go to the polls Saturday to elect their next president and lawmakers in a vote delayed since February, partly due to the insecurity brought on by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

In the past six weeks, Boko Haram has been pushed out of a huge zone in the northeast by Nigerian forces backed by troops from the neighboring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon. While the group has lost ground, it is still a dangerous force.

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9:17am

Thu March 26, 2015
News

French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

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7:58am

Thu March 26, 2015
Around the Nation

'Most Interesting Man In The World' Violates Carpool Lane

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7:58am

Thu March 26, 2015
Around the Nation

The Get-Well Gift That Keeps On Giving

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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Today is the final day of campaigning for Nigeria's presidential election - an election that was postponed six weeks ago because of security concerns. That delay seems to have been a bonus for embattled incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

Ex-OU Student Apologizes For Racist Chant On Fraternity Bus

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

'Hamburglar' Pulls Off Spellbinding NHL Cinderella Story

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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Now to David Greene with a Cinderella story that is the talk of the hockey world.

DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: The central character of this story has been busy creating moments like this.

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8:18am

Wed March 25, 2015
Around the Nation

SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

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8:18am

Wed March 25, 2015
Space

NASA Rover Opportunity Wins Mars Marathon

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