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"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf -that work I abhor- then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."

—Katherine Paterson


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Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew  Sun, 03 May 2015 10:54:00 -0400
Stephanie Rawlings-Black announced via Twitter that she has rescinded the curfew effective immediately. 
Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards  Sun, 03 May 2015 07:45:07 -0400
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former mayor of Baltimore, Kurt Schmoke about the strained relationship between city communities and the police, and looks back on his own efforts at urban renewal. 
Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'  Sun, 03 May 2015 07:45:00 -0400
In a week when attention was focused on Baltimore, NPR's Rachel Martin visited the city's New Shiloh Baptist Church. She spoke with Rev. Harold Carter Jr. and a young church member, Caleb Studivant. 
Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore  Sun, 03 May 2015 07:45:00 -0400
The day after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced murder charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, more than 1,000 turned out for a mostly peaceful rally in front of city hall. 
A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race  Sun, 03 May 2015 07:45:00 -0400
For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet. 
Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot  Sun, 03 May 2015 07:03:15 -0400
Step aside, injections! The next flu vaccine you see might look more like a bandage — a patch covered in 100 microscopic needles that dissolve in the skin in just a few minutes. 
Who Keeps Track If Your Surgery Goes Well Or Fails?  Sun, 03 May 2015 05:20:40 -0400
The outcomes of many medical procedures and treatments done in hospitals nationwide aren't tracked or even measured, says a surgeon who thinks that's bad. Understanding outcomes, he says, saves lives. 
5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina  Sun, 03 May 2015 05:03:14 -0400
The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep. 
Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover  Sat, 02 May 2015 21:27:00 -0400
Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it's just a cover for the president's plan to put Texas under martial law. 
It's A Beautiful Tree But It Causes A Stink  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400
The disease-resistant Callery pear once was American cities' street tree of choice. One community in Pennsylvania has banned it. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 24, 2015. 
Breaking Boundaries At A Harlem Barbershop  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400
Black salons and barbershops, which serve as local hangouts, are pillars of the Harlem community. One relatively new resident enters one for a haircut for the first time. 
After Nearly 60 Years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Is Ending Telethons  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400
Long hosted by Jerry Lewis, the annual Labor Day weekend events raised nearly $2 billion and featured acts by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, John Lennon and many others. 
The Orioles Won 8-2, But No Fans Were There To Watch  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400
NPR's Arun Rath talks with Dave Zirin of The Nation about Wednesday's eerily empty ballgame at Camden Yards and what Zirin calls "sports-driven apartheid." 
After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400
A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area. 
For The Record: The Voices Of Baltimore  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400
Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.