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- Many Question Lack Of Plea Deal In Boston Bombing Case Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:20:00 -0500
- The dramatic admission of guilt by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team in its opening statement Wednesday has generated questions about the trial now underway.
- Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:10:00 -0500
- A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
- Animal-Rights Advocates Cheer End Of Elephants In Circus Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:06:00 -0500
- NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Katherine Meyer, an attorney with the Wildlife Advocacy Project, about how animal advocates are celebrating the end of elephants in the Ringling Bros. circus.
- DOJ Report Condemns Ferguson Police Department's Practices Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:47:00 -0500
- NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity, about his reaction to the Justice Department's investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.
- Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:46:00 -0500
- Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?
- Edmund Pettus: The Man And Namesake Of The Iconic Selma Bridge Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:36:59 -0500
- The distinctive white arches looming over the Edmund Pettus Bridge are in pretty much every photo about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in Alabama. But many folks don't know about the man the bridge was named for, and like many people, he has a complicated past.
- Defying The Capitol Hill Sledding Ban In The Name Of Winter Fun Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:36:00 -0500
- During Thursday's snow storm, some people in Washington, D.C., defied an 1876 U.S. Code that bans sledding on Capitol Hill.
- Motorists Stranded On Kentucky Highways Due To Heavy Snow Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:36:00 -0500
- More than 600 cars have been stranded on Kentucky highways since Wednesday night with limited access to food, gas and water.
- Ringling Bros. Circus To Phase Out Elephants By 2018 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:36:00 -0500
- The parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says it will stop using elephants in shows by 2018. Members of the public have voiced concerns about how the animals are treated.
- Airliner Skids Off Snowy Runway At LaGuardia Airport Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:36:00 -0500
- A few passengers were injured when an airliner skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday. A snow storm is disrupting air travel in the region.
- Michael Brown Family To Sue Officer Wilson, City Of Ferguson Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:36:00 -0500
- Even though prosecutors declined to charge former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, his parents say someone needs to be held responsible for his death.
- Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:36:00 -0500
- A new film follows daters ages 70-90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.
- Cardinal Egan, Ex-Archbishop Of New York, Dies Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:19:00 -0500
- The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.
- Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle In Tikrit Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:01:00 -0500
- Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.
- Study: At 'Rate My Professors,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:24:00 -0500
- A recent study found that teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.