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6:14pm

Fri April 17, 2015
Politics

Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 12:27 am

"We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccounted money out of it, once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment," Hillary Clinton said at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa Tuesday.
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Hillary Clinton made a surprising move this week. It wasn't running for president — she'd already set the stage for that — but embracing the idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money in politics.

The notion of amending the Constitution this way has been discussed, literally for decades. But Clinton is joining a new, if small, chorus of prominent politicians who are talking it up.

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6:08pm

Fri April 17, 2015
World

Syrian Government Believed To Be Behind Chlorine Gas Attack

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 10:05 pm

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5:44pm

Fri April 17, 2015
Sports

NBA Players Union Head Michele Roberts Says No Lockout Expected

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 10:05 pm

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4:46pm

Fri April 17, 2015
Remembrances

Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 10:05 pm

Don Quayle, the first president of NPR, has died at the age of 84.
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The first president of National Public Radio has died. Don Quayle was 84 years old. He had a long career in public broadcasting — both television and radio. NPR's Susan Stamberg reflects on his impact.

Don Quayle gave me my first radio job. It was the early '60s and he was head of the Educational Radio Network — the precursor of NPR — a skinny little network of 12 East Coast stations that developed a daily drive-time news show. He hired me to help produce it. When this national network arose, he was an obvious choice to run it.

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4:34pm

Fri April 17, 2015
Remembrances

Bill Arhos, 'Austin City Limits' Founder, Dies At 80

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 10:05 pm

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Back in 1974, an up-and-coming musician stepped onto the stage of a brand-new show on PBS called "Austin City Limits."

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "AUSTIN CITY LIMITS")

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4:34pm

Fri April 17, 2015
Book Reviews

Book Review: Rachel Kushner, 'The Strange Case Of Rachel K'

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 10:05 pm

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7:39pm

Thu April 16, 2015
All Tech Considered

The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 8:01 am

You may not know it but most of today's smartphones have FM radios inside of them. But the FM chip is not activated on two-thirds of devices. That's because mobile makers have the FM capability switched off.

The National Association of Broadcasters has been asking mobile makers to change this. But the mobile industry, which profits from selling data to smartphone users, says that with the consumer's move toward mobile streaming apps, the demand for radio simply isn't there.

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7:18pm

Thu April 16, 2015
History

Family Of Unaccounted For USS Oklahoma Sailor Wouldn't 'Let Him Go'

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 11:14 am

Edwin Hopkins with his mother, Alice, and father, Frank Jr. Hopkins was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, but his remains never were identified.
Courtesy Tom Gray

The Defense Department announced Tuesday that it will exhume the remains of 388 sailors and Marines who were buried as "unknowns." The men were killed when Japanese torpedoes sank the USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941, during the attacks on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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5:51pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Parallels

Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 7:40 pm

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaking Thursday in Washington, said recent battlefield victories showed the Islamic State could be defeated. The extremist group still holds large parts of the west and the north of Iraq.
Kevin Wolf Kevin Wolf

When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi weighs the pros and cons of running such a fractured country, here's the upside: He can count on five separate military groups supporting his battle against the self-declared Islamic State.

The downside is that he has limited control of these groups, and of much of his country.

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4:39pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Technology

Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 7:40 pm

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years. A report being released tomorrow says Iran's cyberattacks have increased during nuclear talks, but some experts question that conclusion.

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4:39pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Health

Congress Repeals Medicare 'Doc Fix' Law, Ending Annual Scramble

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 7:40 pm

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4:39pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Africa

Thousands Flee After Anti-Immigrant Violence Strikes South Africa

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 7:40 pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with South African journalist S'thembile Cele about how violence against immigrants has flared in South Africa. At least five people have been killed, and more than two thousand have fled to makeshift camps and police stations.

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9:46am

Thu April 16, 2015
Code Switch

How The South Korean Government Made K-Pop A Thing

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 6:57 am

Sun Hi (Megan Lee), Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and Corki (Erika Tham) star in Make It Pop.
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6:17pm

Wed April 15, 2015
The Salt

Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 7:37 pm

The new line of HiSo edible insects. The fried crickets are on the top row, in order: original flavor, cheese, barbecue, seaweed. The fried silkworm pupae snacks are seen on the bottom row, in the same order of flavors.
Michael Sullivan for NPR

C'mon, who doesn't like bugs in a bag? Crunchy little critters that are good and good for you? Panitan Tongsiri is hoping the answer is: no one.

The 29-year-old Thai entrepreneur is trying to change the way Thais eat insects — OK, the way some Thais eat insects — one bag at a time.

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6:17pm

Wed April 15, 2015
Law

Seattle Police Body Camera Program Highlights Unexpected Issues

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 6:52 pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with the Seattle Police Department's Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers about the challenges that bodycams and dashcams present to the department. In addition to figuring out how to give the public access to the video evidence, police also have to decide the purpose of the cameras and how much control officers should have over them.

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