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Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
Denise Kandel coined the term, often associated with marijuana, in a research paper 40 years ago. But her work suggested nicotine, not pot, was most likely to lead to the use of harder drugs. 
Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
Hundreds of Americans are on the list, but often don't know it — or how they got there. The Washington Post's Adam Goldman explains the DOJ's new guidelines for informing people of their status. 
Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits. 
WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found 'Amazingly Intact' On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:43:00 -0400
It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy. 
Falling Through The Cracks: Young Lives Adrift In New Orleans  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:03:00 -0400
Among U.S. cities, New Orleans has the third-highest rate of young people who are neither in school nor working. Craig Adams Jr. is trying not to be one of them. 
Why Water Markets Might Work In California  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:30:00 -0400
When Australia suffered a drought in the 2000s, it set up markets to trade water rights. NPR's Linda Wertheimer asks McKenzie Funk whether water markets could help California. 
20 Years Later, Oklahoma City Bombing Victims Fight Stigmas  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:30:00 -0400
Twenty years after the Oklahoma City bombing, nearly one in four survivors has markers for PTSD. Counselors are still opening up new cases for first responders as a result of the bombing. 
In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:56:00 -0400
In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest. 
The Cat-And-Mouse Game Of The Great Clinton Chase, Iowa Edition  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:03:00 -0400
Hillary Clinton's campaign went to great lengths to keep her events in Iowa this week intimate. That's easier said than done when the candidate is one of the world's most famous politicians. 
Michigan Billionaire And Mall Developer A. Alfred Taubman Dies  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:02:00 -0400
Taubman's philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career. He was 91. 
A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:48:00 -0400
A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the president can implement his immigration plan before his term is up. 
Oklahoma Approves Nitrogen Asphyxiation For Executions  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:57:00 -0400
The new method was proposed after the botched execution by lethal injection last year of an Oklahoma inmate. 
Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:57:00 -0400
Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance? 
NBA Players Union Head Michele Roberts Says No Lockout Expected  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:44:11 -0400
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Michele Roberts who is the first woman to head a major North American professional sports union — the National Basketball Players Association. 
First-Place Fake-Out: Woman Who Didn't Run Marathon Stripped Of Title  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:20:00 -0400
Race officials say Kendall Schler faked her win at last Sunday's GO! St. Louis race. They say she also cheated in last year's race where she finished third. 
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National News From NPR
Setting The Record Straight On The Phrase 'Gateway Drug'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
Rules For No-Fly List Disclosures Get An Update  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:34:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:29:50 GMT
Pope calls for more help on migrants  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:41:01 GMT
Publisher sued over Goebbels diaries  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:16:17 GMT
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