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Sanders' Presidential Campaign To Visit States That Helped Trump In 2016

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicks off a tour of key states that helped send Trump to the White House. Sanders is trying to convince Democratic voters that he's the best candidate to defeat Trump.

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Assange Faces U.S. Extradition After Years Holed Up In Ecuador's Embassy

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

Rachel Martin talks to ex-prosecutor Renato Mariotti about the U.S. charging WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange with conspiring to commit computer intrusion. An extradition hearing is set for May 2.

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Should We Have Empathy For Those We Hate?

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

The latest episode of NPR's Podcast Invisibilia examines the history of empathy in American culture. In this era of political polarization, empathy has fallen out of fashion.

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How The Insurance Industry Helps Police Departments Tackle Bad Behavior

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

Bad policing can get expensive when it leads to lawsuits and settlements. For smaller cities, that can lead to serious pressure to change things from the people who help foot the bill: insurers.

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Suspect Arrested In Louisiana Black Church Arson Cases

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

A suspect has been arrested after fires destroyed three historically black churches over 10 days in St. Landry Parish. Rachel Martin talks to Katie Gagliano, a reporter for The Acadiana Advocate.

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It May Take Months To Identify Cyclone Victims, Forensic Coordinator Says

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

David Greene talks to Associated Press reporter Cara Anna, who tells the story of a man who is trying to help recovery efforts in Mozambique after last month's cyclone.

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News Brief: Democratic Voters, Black Church Fires, Sudan's Transition

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

Democratic presidential candidates aim to win back the "blue wall." A Louisiana deputy sheriff 's son is a suspect in the fires. Sudan's military to oversee a transition after the president is ousted.

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High School Musical Explores Themes From The College Admissions Scandal

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:11am

Granite Bay High School, outside Sacramento, Calif., is staging an original musical called Ranked. It tells a story that eerily reflects the recent college admissions scandal.

(Image credit: Yarcenia Garcia/Courtesy of Granite Bay High School)

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Justice Department Charges Wikileaks' Assange With Computer Hacking Conspiracy

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 11:18am

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested in London after being evicted by the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has sought refuge since 2012.

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Police in London Arrest Julian Assange After Ecuadorean Embassy Evicts Him

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:24am

David Greene talks to NPR's Ryan Lucas, Journalist Glenn Greenwald and NPR's David Folkenflik about Justice Department charges against the WikiLeaks co-founder relating to leaks by Chelsea Manning.

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Assange Is Arrested After Being Evicted From Ecuadorean Embassy

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 8:21am

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was taken into custody in London by the police. He had been living at the embassy since 2012. Assange was under Ecuadorian protection for roughly 7 years.

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Attorney General Barr Is Asking Reasonable Questions, Sen. Lankford Says

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:52am

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about William Barr examining the origins of the Russia probe, and the impact of acting leadership roles. NPR's Mara Liasson weighs in.

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Houston-Area Chemical Fires Draw Attention To Lax Safety Laws

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:26am

Three fires broke out recently at petrochemical plants. Residents say it may be the cost of having this kind of industrial economy, but the air quality and danger has some re-thinking the trade off.

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British Police Arrest WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange In London

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:25am

David Greene talks to WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson about Assange's arrest — ending the long tenure of the anti-secrecy activist in Ecuador's Embassy. NPR's Philip Ewing weighs in on the topic.

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Go-Go Music Resumes At D.C. Store After Noise Complaints

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:59am

The music is back on after T-Mobile's CEO reversed his earlier decision. He had urged store officials to tone down the music after residents of a nearby luxury apartment building complained.

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WikiLeaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested In London

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:41am

Assange was arrested in London Thursday, British police said, ending the long tenure of the anti-secrecy activist in Ecuador's embassy. He had been holed up there since 2012.

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested In London

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:41am

Assange was arrested in London Thursday, British police said, ending the long tenure of the anti-secrecy activist in Ecuador's embassy. He had been holed up there since 2012.

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Fans Boo Baseball Umpire Who Did Bat Dog's Job

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:32am

Finn, a black lab, is a bat dog for the Minor League Las Vegas Aviators. Finn was dashing to the plate, but an umpire beat him there and tossed the bat aside. Fans were not happy and booed the ump.

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Rural Psychological Units, Facing Regulation Pressures, Choose To Close

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

Federal regulations require inpatient psychological facilities to make changes aimed at patient safety. Small units, such as a facility in Wyoming, can't justify the renovation costs and are closing.

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Efforts Continue In Sudan To Oust The Country's President

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 5:12am

In Sudan, a mass demonstration continues in the capital Khartoum for a sixth day. Efforts continue to oust President Omar al-Bashir after 30 years in power.

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