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The Los Angeles Riots, 25 Years On

'Aggressive Yet Sublime': A Looter, Nirvana And The Los Angeles Riots

May 01, 2017
Gilbert Monterrosa was 15 years old during the 1992 riots. He and some friends decided to loot a Fedco department store where he found something unexpected — Nirvana's album, Nevermind.
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Shots - Health News

As Trump And Congress Flip-Flop On Health Care, Insurers Try To Plan Ahead

Apr 27, 2017
Insurance companies face deadlines to offer Affordable Care Act plans for next year, but lawmakers and the White House have left key decisions up in the air.
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Code Switch

'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

Apr 26, 2017
"It was bad for the city. It was bad for business. You can't have a city going up twice in thirty years in flames because of its police department."
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Shots - Health News

Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

Apr 25, 2017
The device kept fetal lambs alive for about a month, allowing them to continue to mature. It has not been tested in humans, and some say the device raises ethical questions.
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Around the Nation

Two Decades Later, Success For Man Who Imagined Turning His Life Around

Apr 19, 2017
Steven Mallory who had just given up drug dealing when NPR interviewed him in 1994 and 1995. Now, the Dayton, Ohio, resident works a full-time job, owns two businesses and is a grandfather.
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Author Interviews

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Call To Action: 'This Fight' Will Take Everybody

Apr 18, 2017
"Everybody's got to get out there and find the piece that they can do," the Democratic Massachusetts senator says. She talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about her new book, the middle class and activism.
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Shots - Health News

Home-Based Drug Treatment Program Costs Less And Works

Apr 17, 2017
Treating addiction is expensive and patients often relapse. A new company is offering better results at a price that's lower in the long run — and clients get treatment right at home.
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History

Woman Returns To Her Slave Cabin Childhood Home In The Smithsonian

Apr 14, 2017
This week, Isabelle Meggett Lucas got to visit her childhood home — in the Smithsonian, which moved the house from South Carolina to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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NPR Ed

Here's The Fine Print On The Country's Biggest-Ever Free College Plan

Apr 11, 2017
Freedom's just another word for ... a full-ride scholarship, with strings attached. New York's vast new scholarship program has brought praise, and some nitpicking.
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The Two-Way

Have An Airline Complaint? Don't Call The Airline — Tell The Dept. Of Transportation

Apr 10, 2017
An annual study gives airlines the highest scores for quality in the 26 years the ratings have been compiled. But the ratings don't fully reflect the experience of the American air traveler.
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The Two-Way

Taser Changes Its Name To Axon And Offers Free Body Cameras For Police

Apr 07, 2017
Axon, which is the name of the company's line of body cameras, says it will send law enforcement agencies one body camera per sworn officer to use for a year.
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Shots - Health News

Fentanyl Adds A New Terror For People Abusing Opioids

Apr 06, 2017
People who abuse opioids are well aware of the risk posed by fentanyl, a powerful anesthetic that's increasingly slipped into heroin and other drugs. They're coming up with new tactics to survive.
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NPR Ed

Fighting Hate In Schools

Apr 05, 2017
Hate is on the rise in U.S. schools. For students and educators, that means finding new ways to promote tolerance and inclusion.
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The Two-Way

Fresh Lawsuit Against Ailes Slams Fox News' Response To Harassment Claims

Apr 03, 2017
Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky says in the complaint that the network's past chairman, Roger Ailes, made unwanted sexual advances while leading her to believe that a big promotion would follow.
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World

In Germany, A Syrian Refugee Is Reunited With His Family

Mar 31, 2017
Syrian refugee Monzer Omar, who first spoke with NPR in 2015, has been living in Germany awaiting his wife and young children. After a 10-hour trek out of Syria, they were able to join him in January.
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Around the Nation

Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths

Mar 30, 2017
The number of pedestrians killed in traffic jumped 11 percent in 2016, the highest year-over-year increase — in terms of percentage and total number of fatalities — since data has been collected.
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The Salt

EPA Decides Not To Ban A Pesticide, Despite Its Own Evidence Of Risk

Mar 29, 2017
New EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on produce. That's despite evidence previously compiled by EPA showing it could pose risks to consumers.
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Shots - Health News

Childhood Exposure To Lead Can Blunt IQ For Decades, Study Suggests

Mar 28, 2017
Researchers following a group of New Zealanders over the course of 40 years found an association between childhood lead exposure and declines in intelligence and socioeconomic status later in life.
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Shots - Health News

March Madness Vasectomies Encourage Guys To Take One For The Team

Mar 24, 2017
Some urologists use March Madness as an opportunity to market vasectomy services, offering men the excuse to sit on the sofa for three days to watch college basketball while they recover.
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Shots - Health News

GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

Mar 23, 2017
House Republicans are considering a deal that would remove the requirement that health insurance plans cover 10 essential health benefits, hoping to secure the votes of conservative lawmakers.
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Shots - Health News

Limits In GOP Plan Could Shrink Seniors' Long-Term Health Benefits

Mar 22, 2017
Caps in the GOP health plan have huge implications for people over 65. In addition to helping low-income seniors with long-term care, Medicaid helps pay for some of their Medicare premiums and copays.
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Shots - Health News

Congress May Undo Rule That Pushes Firms To Keep Good Safety Records

Mar 20, 2017
Labor statistics specialists under George W. Bush and Barack Obama warn that if the safety regulation is repealed, record keeping on worker injuries will become less accurate and less reliable.
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The Two-Way

After Schizophrenic Inmate Dies In A Shower, Florida Prosecutor Finds No Wrongdoing

Mar 19, 2017
Four years after Darren Rainey died in a prison shower, the Miami-Dade prosecutor decided against charging any officers. Since the 1960s, the mentally ill have increasingly been housed in prisons.
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The Two-Way

Digitization Unearths New Data From Cold War-Era Nuclear Test Films

Mar 16, 2017
The U.S. conducted hundreds of atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962 — and filmed them. A project to digitize those films has changed the analysis of the nuclear explosions themselves.
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Shots - Health News

Planned Parenthood Would Lose $178 Million In Payments Under GOP Health Plan

Mar 14, 2017
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that defunding Planned Parenthood would cause an uptick in births. Nearly half of pregnancies in the U.S. are covered by Medicaid.

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