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Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:24:00 -0500
The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows. 
U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Gag Order In Mine Disaster Case  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:55:00 -0500
Dozens of news organizations, including NPR, appealed after a judge issued the gag order in a criminal case involving ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship and the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine disaster. 
State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:54:36 -0500
Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them. 
Plane Skids Off Runway At New York's LaGuardia; No Injuries  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:58:00 -0500
The Delta Air Lines flight inbound from Atlanta slid off the runway and into a fence on the side of the tarmac. There were no immediate reports of injuries. 
Michael Brown's Family Will File Civil Suit Over His Death  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:55:00 -0500
The news comes a day after the Justice Department cleared Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed Brown, in a civil rights probe — and gave a scathing appraisal of the Ferguson Police Department. 
Second-Day Proceedings Underway In Boston Marathon Trial  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:32:00 -0500
Jurors will hear more testimony in the trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the accused bomber, a day after a dramatic admission of guilt and often-heartbreaking accounts from victims of the deadly 2013 attack. 
Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:34:00 -0500
Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the mid-Atlantic. A slippery "wintry mix" caused the closing of federal government offices. 
'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:19:00 -0500
Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job. 
North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:22:00 -0500
Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises. 
Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:08:00 -0500
The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails. 
The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:03:16 -0500
In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership. 
Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Drugs For Dementia Patients  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 05:06:00 -0500
Non-drug approaches for treating aggression and other symptoms of dementia work better than antipsychotic drugs, a study finds, and are less risky. That includes teaching caregivers how to respond. 
Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:03:00 -0500
Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job. 
Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:45:00 -0500
The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth. 
Fertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggs  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:43:00 -0500
The technique aims to rejuvenate a woman's eggs using mitochondria from cells extracted from her ovaries. A Toronto clinic's first births are due soon, and some doctors are worried about side effects. 
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National News From NPR
Ringling Bros. Says No More Circus Elephants By 2018  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:24:00 -0500
U.S. Appeals Court Overturns Gag Order In Mine Disaster Case  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:55:00 -0500
State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:54:36 -0500
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Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:23:01 GMT
'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:26:45 GMT
Plane skids off New York runway  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:02:53 GMT
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