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Fri May 22, 2015
Politics

Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
Middle East

Visting Georgetown Professor Among Those Egypt Sentences To Death

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
NPR Story

State Department Envoy Defends Administration's Efforts Against ISIS

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
NPR Story

Boy Scouts' National President Says It's Time To Accept Gay Adult Leaders

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 6:08 pm

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And the head of the Boy Scouts of America is calling on the organization to drop its ban on gay adult leaders.

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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
Race

Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

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4:01am

Fri May 22, 2015
The Two-Way

Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive Freed From Prison

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 2:50 pm

Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-Ah, after being released by a Seoul appeals court.
Jung Yeon-je AFP/Getty Images

Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, or Heather Cho, is out of prison after a four-month stay. If her name and alias don't ring a bell for you, the reason why she was jailed might.

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3:57am

Fri May 22, 2015
Heroin In The Heartland

In America's Heartland, Heroin Crisis Is Hitting Too Close To Home

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 1:52 pm

Sabas Sanchez Jr. was better known among his neighbors in Madison, Neb., as "Gordo" — Spanish for chubby. He also had an oversized personality. His father keeps this tattered photo in his wallet.
Bobby Caina Calvan Heartland Reporting Project

Heroin, today, is killing more and more people in rural America.

One Mexican cartel has seeded low-cost heroin around rural towns in the Southwest and Midwest, selling it cheap and easy, almost like pizza.

Madison, Neb. — population 2,500 — is just a speck of a town, a two-hour drive from the big-city bustle of Omaha. But it's not far enough away to avoid the growing impact of heroin.

"The world's gotten smaller," says Police Chief Rod Waterbury. "If drugs can make it to Chicago, they can make it here."

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3:55am

Fri May 22, 2015
The Salt

Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 5:54 pm

Plankton collected in the Pacific Ocean with a 0.1mm mesh net. Seen here is a mix of multicellular organisms — small zooplanktonic animals, larvae and single protists (diatoms, dinoflagellates, radiolarians) — the nearly invisible universe at the bottom of the marine food chain.
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What's at the bottom of the bottom of the food chain? Well, think small ... smaller than you can see.

Tiny life forms in the ocean, too small for the naked eye to see.

There are (and scientists have done the math) trillions of microorganisms in the ocean: plankton, bacteria, krill (they're maybe bigger than "micro," but not by much), viruses, protists and archaea (they're like bacteria, but they aren't bacteria).

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3:51am

Fri May 22, 2015
The Two-Way

Uneasy Rider: The Origins Of Motorcycle Gangs And How They Remain A Force

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 11:52 am

Police officers observe the scene at Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, the site of the recent motorcycle gang-related shooting.
Jerry Larson AP

Updated at 10 a.m. ET

The shootout involving motorcycle gangs last weekend in Waco, Texas, resulted in 170 arrests and put a spotlight on the gangs' history, which dates back to the 1940s.

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3:50am

Fri May 22, 2015
The Salt

Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

Various food items that contained trans fats in November 2013. That month, the Food and Drug Administration first announced plans to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all food products. A final rule is expected any day now.
Scott Olson Getty Images

The case against trans fats is not new. For years, health experts have been telling us to avoid them.

And as retailing behemoths such as Wal-Mart have committed to the removal of all remaining, industrially produced trans fats in the products they sell, the food industry has stepped up its pace to reformulate its offerings.

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6:50pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Michel Martin, Going There

#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 8:29 pm

For generations of Americans, Detroit was the place where people made things: powerful cars, amazing architecture, beautiful music. But now Detroit is entering a new chapter. After months of often tense and difficult negotiations, Detroit is now formally out of bankruptcy. Millions of dollars of contributions from private foundations and corporations helped the city preserve its acclaimed art collection. A new generation of artists and entrepreneurs, doers and makers is calling Detroit home. So we'd like to ask, what's next? What will drive Detroit's future now?

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6:20pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Around the Nation

One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 8:21 pm

Alan Doan likes the fact that Missouri Star Quilt Co. is following in the footsteps of fellow Hamilton native J.C. Penney, but Doan's never been into an actual J.C. Penney store.
Frank Morris KCUR

Just a few years ago, downtown Hamilton, Mo., looked a lot like a thousand other forgotten, rural towns. Abandoned, forlorn buildings marred the main drag.

But in recent years, an explosively fast-growing startup business in rural north western Missouri has shaken up a staid industry, producing a YouTube star and revitalizing a town with a proud retail history.

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6:13pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Law

'Be Guardians, Not Warriors': Training A New Generation Of Police

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 7:07 pm

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5:41pm

Thu May 21, 2015
The Two-Way

Grand Jury Indicts 6 Baltimore Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 6:48 pm

A grand jury has returned indictments against all six Baltimore Police Department officers charged in connection with the death last month of Freddie Gray, the state's attorney in Baltimore says.

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5:07pm

Thu May 21, 2015
National Security

Bulk Collection Debate Highlights Need To Revise Patriot Act

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 7:07 pm

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