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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:01:00 -0400
Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a standup routine. From his "bucket list" to Hillary Clinton, here's what he came up with this year. 
The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:00 -0400
The largest Armenian population in the United States lives in Glendale, Calif. NPR's Arun Rath attended a vigil to commemorate the centennial of mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. 
Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:00 -0400
NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Native American journalist Vincent Schiller about what led a group of Native American actors to walk off the set of Adam Sandler's Netflix movie — and why others stayed. 
Behind The Scenes At Eric Holder's Last Day At The Justice Department  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:00 -0400
The outgoing Attorney General bade farewell to the Justice Department, where he's worked on and off since 1976. 
After Baltimore March, Clashes Between Protesters, Police  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:07:00 -0400
People gathered in the city's streets in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest. Later, protests took a violent turn at Camden Yards. 
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 09:03:00 -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. 
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8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 01:01:00 -0400
The Armenian Diaspora Remembers And Mourns  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:00 -0400
Why Some Native Actors Quit 'Ridiculous Six'  Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:00 -0400
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