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Tue March 31, 2015
Law

Native American Tribes Win Child Welfare Case In South Dakota

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 9:59 am

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4:46pm

Tue March 31, 2015
NPR Story

New 'Daily Show' Host Faces Criticism Over Questionable Tweets

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 9:00 pm

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4:16pm

Tue March 31, 2015
Shots - Health News

Tweeners Trust Peers More Than Adults When Judging Risks

Jump off a roof? Ride a bike while texting? Well, what do you think?
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If you are the parent of a preteen, you are all too aware that they suddenly seem to value the opinions of their peers far more than yours.

The good news, if there is any, is that you're not alone. Young teenagers ages 12 to 14 are more influenced by their peers' opinions than they are by adults', a study finds. That's true only for that age group, not for older teens, children or adults.

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4:03pm

Tue March 31, 2015
NPR History Dept.

Media Mischief On April Fools' Day

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 9:04 am

Mickey Mantle was the subject of a newspaper hoax in 1961. Here he is that year taking practice swings at Yankee Stadium.
AP

In the annals of journalism, there is a long tradition of newsfolks — reporters, writers, broadcasters — pulling April Fools' Day tricks on readers and listeners. Sometimes the prank prevails; sometimes it fails.

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4:00pm

Tue March 31, 2015
It's All Politics

What The 2016 Hopefuls Are Saying About Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

Opponents of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act gathered in front of the Indiana State House Saturday.
Doug McSchooler AP

A controversial law in Indiana has made its way into the 2016 presidential race. Supporters praise the Religious Freedom Restoration Act's for protecting religious convictions, but the law has drawn wide criticism from those who say it allows businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian patrons.

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3:27pm

Tue March 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Dozens Of Countries Join China-Backed Bank Opposed By Washington

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:24 pm

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (left) speaks during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank last year in Beijing.
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Dozens of countries have slid under Tuesday's deadline to join a China-backed infrastructure development bank that is opposed by Washington.

U.S. allies such as South Korea and Australia were among the more than 40 nations that signed up at the last moment as founding members of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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3:15pm

Tue March 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Obama Releases Frozen Military Aid To Egypt

The White House says the U.S. is supplying Egypt with 12 F-16s, 20 Harpoon missiles and up to 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits – delivery of which was suspended in 2013 after a military-backed coup ousted President Mohammed Morsi and cracked down on his supporters.

A White House statement also said President Obama directed the continued request of an annual $1.3 billion in military assistance, in the form of foreign military financing.

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2:52pm

Tue March 31, 2015
The Salt

The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 3:54 pm

"This lamb ham is sweet, buttery and smoky, with just a hint of lamb flavor," says Sam Edwards, one of the Virginians who is bringing back the colonial style of curing lamb.
Courtesy of Sammy Edwards

Roast rack of lamb or a platter of smoked, glazed ham — which dish should be the centerpiece of the Easter table?

Lamb is rich in religious symbolism: A sacrificial lamb was first served by Jewish people on Passover, and Christians often refer to Jesus as the lamb of God. But ham feeds more guests and makes tastier leftovers.

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2:36pm

Tue March 31, 2015
Shots - Health News

Hackers Teach Computers To Tell Healthy And Sick Brain Cells Apart

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 9:00 pm

The Allen Institute for Brain Science hosted its first BigNeuron Hackathon in Beijing earlier this month. Similar events are planned for the U.S. and U.K.
Courtesy of Allen Institute for Brain Science

Brain researchers are joining forces with computer hackers to tackle a big challenge in neuroscience: teaching computers how to tell a healthy neuron from a sick one.

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2:22pm

Tue March 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Nigerian President Concedes Election To Opposition Candidate

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 11:57 pm

Supporters of opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari's All Progressives Congress party celebrate in Kano, northern Nigeria, on Monday.
Ben Curtis AP

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has called his rival to congratulate him on his victory.

The AP reports that opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari's campaign said Jonathan made the call on Tuesday, after partial election results showed Buhari leading by close to 3 million votes.

The AP reports:

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2:19pm

Tue March 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's Replacement, Goes From Hero To Villain In 24 Hours

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 5:50 pm

Trevor Noah, 31, will become the new host of The Daily Show later this year.
Comedy Central

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1:35pm

Tue March 31, 2015
The Two-Way

Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 5:36 pm

Windsor Castle, home to the British monarchy for hundreds of years, was built by William the Conqueror in the 1070s, according to the monarchy's official website.
W. Buss De Agostini/Getty Images

Staff at Windsor Castle, one of Britain's most popular tourists sites, begin voting Tuesday on whether to go on strike over low wages. It is the first time Queen Elizabeth is facing such an action by members of the royal household.

The union representing 120 employees at Windsor Castle — everything from wardens to ticket office personnel — will ask members to decide whether to take action.

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1:15pm

Tue March 31, 2015
Music

No Hits, No Problem: Captain Beefheart's Major Label Run

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:27 pm

In 1970, Warner Bros. Records had an unusual philosophy: they'd sign artists and, instead of wanting a hit single immediately, they'd develop them over several albums. This way, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Little Feat, and Randy Newman got big career boosts. They also took a chance on Captain Beefheart, and although neither a hit single nor a hit album resulted, some very interesting music did. Fresh Air rock historian Ed Ward has the story.

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1:15pm

Tue March 31, 2015
Politics

Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:27 pm

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This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. We're used to lots of political ads on TV in election season, but more and more these days, we're also seeing ads for judicial candidates.

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11:52am

Tue March 31, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Promises To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up To 28 Percent By 2025

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 7:57 pm

President Obama, seen here inspecting solar panels on the roof of the Department of Energy, has submitted a U.S. pledge to reduce greenhouse gases.
Kevin Lamarque Reuters/Landov

The Obama administration is pledging that the U.S. will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent of 2005 levels over the next 10 years. The new target was submitted today to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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