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3:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Indianapolis Mayor Calls On Legislature To Repeal Or Ammend Bill

Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building in Indianapolis Monday, calling for the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
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Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:58 am

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That Republican mayor of Indianapolis is Greg Ballard, and he's on the line now. Mayor Ballard, welcome to the program.

MAYOR GREG BALLARD: Good morning. Thank you for having me.

INSKEEP: So what's wrong with this law?

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3:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Indiana GOP To Revisit Controversial Religious Freedom Act

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:58 am

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3:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program Come Down To The Wire

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Around the Nation
6:33 am
Mon March 30, 2015

4-year-old Girl Boards Bus Alone At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

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6:05 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Twitter Account Chronicles Adventures Of 'Florida Man'

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:33 am

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Code Switch
4:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens holds classes for people who are learning English as a second language. A teacher leads the class in a rendition of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Night."
Alexandra Starr NPR

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:36 pm

Queens, N.Y., is one of the most diverse urban spaces in the world, and one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens is Astoria, across the East River from upper Manhattan.

Astoria has a reputation as New York City's Greektown, but it's more like an urban United Nations. People from nearly 100 countries live there, according to census data.

They coexist pretty peacefully, but that wasn't always the case. The explosion of diversity has helped foster a more tranquil community.

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4:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Congressional Panels Probe Opiate Prescriptions At Wis. VA Hospital

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4:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Voting In Nigeria Affected By Isolated Violence And Irregularities

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4:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Recovery Efforts Continue For Victims of Germanwings Crash

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4:04 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Politics In The News: Religious Freedom Act

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6:40 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Social Media Posts Help Police Nab Suspect

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6:40 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Buffalo Fans Cheer Sabres 4-Game Losing Streak

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4:02 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Evaluating Whether It's Time To Cut The Cord

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4:02 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Is There Evidence That Yemeni Rebels are Backed By Iran?

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 1:28 pm

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4:02 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 7:00 am

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4:02 am
Fri March 27, 2015

As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

A man hammers a wall with elections posters at an open market in Kano, Nigeria, on Friday. The country is preparing for presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan faces former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and 13 other candidates in what is seen as the closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999.
Goran Tomasevic Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 3:36 pm

Nigerian voters go to the polls Saturday to elect their next president and lawmakers in a vote delayed since February, partly due to the insecurity brought on by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

In the past six weeks, Boko Haram has been pushed out of a huge zone in the northeast by Nigerian forces backed by troops from the neighboring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon. While the group has lost ground, it is still a dangerous force.

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8:17 am
Thu March 26, 2015

French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

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6:58 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Get-Well Gift That Keeps On Giving

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6:58 am
Thu March 26, 2015

'Most Interesting Man In The World' Violates Carpool Lane

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4:07 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 8:17 am

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4:07 am
Thu March 26, 2015

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 8:17 am

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Today is the final day of campaigning for Nigeria's presidential election - an election that was postponed six weeks ago because of security concerns. That delay seems to have been a bonus for embattled incumbent Goodluck Jonathan.

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4:07 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Ex-OU Student Apologizes For Racist Chant On Fraternity Bus

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 8:17 am

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4:07 am
Thu March 26, 2015

'Hamburglar' Pulls Off Spellbinding NHL Cinderella Story

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 8:17 am

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Now to David Greene with a Cinderella story that is the talk of the hockey world.

DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: The central character of this story has been busy creating moments like this.

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7:18 am
Wed March 25, 2015

SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

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Space
7:18 am
Wed March 25, 2015

NASA Rover Opportunity Wins Mars Marathon

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Sports
6:10 am
Wed March 25, 2015

John Urschel Balances Math Career With Pro Football Risks

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 7:18 am

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4:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Ex-Inmate Uses His Sentence To Create Successful Business Plan

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 1:38 pm

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4:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Safe and small: The credit-card-sized test for anthrax destroys the deadly bacteria after the test completes.
Courtesy of Sandia Nation

Originally published on Thu April 2, 2015 2:48 pm

Engineers at Sandia National Laboratory have come up with what they think is a safer diagnostic test for anthrax bacteria — a test that would prevent the "bad guys" from getting their hands on this dangerous pathogen.

Sandia is home to the International Biological Threat Reduction Program. "Our interest is in safety and security of pathogens," says Melissa Finley. Finley isn't a bioweapons expert. She's a veterinarian.

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4:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

VA Changes 40-Miles Rule For Private Medical Care

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 7:18 am

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4:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Israelis Hope Obama-Netanyahu Rift Will Result In Change

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 7:18 am

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