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Protesters Pledge To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Over Police Custody Death  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:07:00 -0400
People were gathering for what organizers say will be the largest demonstration to date in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest. 
Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:33:00 -0400
The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame. 
Questioning the Black Male Experience in America  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:03:17 -0400
Redefining the narrative of what it means to black and male in the U.S. is at the heart of Question Bridge: Black Males, an award-winning art project. 
To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police'  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:15 -0400
NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody. 
Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Finds A Better Life In PR  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why. 
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon. 
Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday. 
Patti Reagan: Hinkley Still Capable Of Violence  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees. 
International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad. 
Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:33:00 -0400
Amid this week's hoopla celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope, don't forget the clever astronomer for whom the space scope was named. In the 1920s, he changed our sense of ourselves and the universe. 
Pop-Up Podcast: Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:03:15 -0400
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR's legal and political correspondents break down the historic case. 
Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:12:00 -0400
In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood. 
These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:47:00 -0400
Many species have gone extinct because humans hunted them into oblivion for their meat. But there's another group of animals that are endangered because we've lost interest in breeding them. 
What's That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That's Causing Quite A Stink  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0400
Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature. 
LGBT Activists Push States To Expand Anti-Discrimination Laws  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:40:00 -0400
The Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex marriage on Tuesday. But laws still exist in many states that allow discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations. 
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National News From NPR
Protesters Pledge To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Over Police Custody Death  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:07:00 -0400
Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:33:00 -0400
Questioning the Black Male Experience in America  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:03:17 -0400
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