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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:03:17 -0500
Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board. 
Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:16:00 -0500
President Obama late Friday signed a stopgap measure to keep the department running for another week, but the tussle over his executive action on immigration, linked to the funding, is not over yet. 
Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:44 -0500
Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run. 
More U.S.-Cuba Talks Ahead, Including Human Rights Dialogue  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:44 -0500
The United States hosted a second round of talks with Cuba aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and re-opening embassies. 
Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:44 -0500
Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race. 
Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:00 -0500
The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west. 
House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:00 -0500
A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress. 
Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:01:00 -0500
Jamestown, Va., claims to be "America's First Region," but St. Augustine, Fla., turns 450 this year, making it the U.S.'s oldest continuous European settlement, a title residents are quick to defend. 
Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:43:00 -0500
Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man. 
New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:03:00 -0500
A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery. 
Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:58:00 -0500
The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference. 
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Longtime President Of Notre Dame University, Dies  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:19:00 -0500
Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for civil rights and nuclear disarmament. 
Film About Campus Sexual Assault Tells Survivors: 'You Are Not Alone'  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:00:57 -0500
Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. "This is not about UNC," Clark says. "We're not doing this to vilify our institution." 
U.S., Cuba Work On Plans To Upgrade Diplomatic Posts  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:42:58 -0500
At the State Department on Friday the U.S. and Cuba held high level talks as they try to thaw a half century freeze in relations. They are working on plans to upgrade diplomatic posts in Havana and Washington, D.C. to full embassies. 
Homeland Security Funding Bill Caught Up In House  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:42:58 -0500
With Senate passage of a $40 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, all eyes turn to House Speaker John Boehner. The Senate's bill does not contain language blocking President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which many House conservatives have insisted upon.