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10:50 am
Tue April 28, 2015

"Ain't no way you can sit here and be silent"

A woman faces a line of Baltimore police officers in riot gear.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

"With everything that we've been through, ain't no way you can sit here and be silent in the face of injustice," — Rev. Jamal H. Bryant's eulogy for Freddie Gray at the New Shiloh Baptist Church

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The Two-Way
10:35 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Tensions Running High In Baltimore After Night Of Rioting

A man on a bicycle greets Maryland state troopers on Tuesday in the aftermath of rioting in Baltimore.
Matt Rourke AP

Hundreds of National Guard troops were positioned across parts of Baltimore a day after riots that left at least 15 police officers injured and more than a dozen buildings damaged, destroyed or looted.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said the guardsmen are expected to hold areas that have been cleared of rioters.

Nearly 200 people were arrested during the violence, according to the mayor's office.

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The Salt
9:56 am
Tue April 28, 2015

How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

Graze the Roof is a community-produced garden that grows vegetables on the rooftop of a church in San Francisco.
Sergio Ruiz/Flickr

A version of this story was first published on April 5, 2015. It has been updated.

The majority of Americans now live in cities and have very little to do with the production of their food.

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It's All Politics
9:45 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

Like the Empire State Building in New York, Clinton's logo is changing appearance to say something about the topics of the day or to tailor to key constituencies.
Mladen Antonov AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:47 am

Hillary Clinton's new logo has been much maligned. A simple, rightward-pointing "H" with a red arrow through it that looks like it could have been made in "Paint."

Red, the color of the other team. How could she? some Democrats wondered. It seemed so amateurish, some design experts lamented.

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NPR History Dept.
9:43 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

Goats and Soda
9:41 am
Tue April 28, 2015

A 10-Year-Old's View Of The Nepal Earthquake

Journalist Donatella Lorch broke her no-motorcycle rule so she and her 10-year-old son, Lucas, could survey earthquake damage.
Donatella Lorch for NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 10:32 am

When the earthquake hit, my son, Lucas, and I were in the car and he was trying to find "The Piano Guys" on my iPhone to blast through the car speakers. He didn't realize anything was amiss until the car jolted violently up on two wheels then slammed back down. I stepped on the brake and yelled, "Earthquake!"

Lucas knew from his school, his parents and of course YouTube to "drop, cover, and hold." And so he immediately did what he calls the airplane brace position: forehead on knees and hands on top of your head.

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It's All Politics
9:26 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Did You Know It's Legal In Most States To Discriminate Against LGBT People?

Danny DeBelius NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 10:43 am

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, which is now legal in about three dozen states.

But it's also legal in most states to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodation.

So in many states, a person could marry someone of the same gender and then get fired for being gay.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
9:21 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Why Video Games Matter

The Last of Us is a video game that breaks the traditional narrative form of storytelling in games.
Naughty Dog

Human beings are storytellers. This basic, constant instinct is evident throughout history — from creation narratives told around the night's fire to Greek playwrights to the first novels to the flickering images of early motion pictures.

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The Two-Way
8:11 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:12 am

After years of arguments over how its Google News service handles content in Europe, Google is offering both money and cooperation to large publishers in several EU countries. Acknowledging past mistakes, a Google executive says, "We are a teenage 'tech' company after all!"

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Shots - Health News
7:59 am
Tue April 28, 2015

How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

If you're about to tie the knot, do you know how a change in marital status could affect the credit you got toward health insurance when you were single? You could end up having to repay a big chunk of the money. Here's the question and an answer that lays out the way the IRS handles the situation.

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The Two-Way
6:34 am
Tue April 28, 2015

'Bali 9' Pair Will Face Indonesian Firing Squad, After Last Appeals Denied

A composite image of file photos shows Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan in Denpasar district court in Bali. Indonesia has rejected appeals for clemency in their cases. The two will reportedly be executed early Wednesday.
Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:42 am

The families of convicted drug smugglers held farewell meetings in an Indonesian prison Tuesday, after the government rejected last-ditch pleas for mercy. The condemned include two Australians who led the "Bali Nine" smuggling group.

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of a group that was caught trying to smuggle heroin out of Bali in 2005. Their seven couriers have received either lengthy or life prison sentences.

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NPR Ed
6:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Delinquent. Dropout. At-Risk. When Words Become Labels

Sidney Poitier (right) and Glenn Ford (standing) in the 1955 film, Blackboard Jungle.
The Kobal Collection

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:17 am

Much of our recent reporting, especially from New Orleans, has focused on young people who are neither in school, nor working. There are an estimated five and a half million of them, ages 16 to 24, in the United States.

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Book Reviews
5:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

What Luck! 'Early Warning' Continues Smiley's Farm Family Saga

It's a good thing we only had to wait six months for Early Warning, the second volume of Jane Smiley's ambitious Last Hundred Years trilogy. Why? Because we were eager to follow up on the members of the Iowa farm family she introduced in Some Luck — while we still remembered all of them.

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Business
4:42 am
Tue April 28, 2015

For A Resume, Type Font Matters

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:09 am

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Around the Nation
4:24 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Charred 'Easy Mac' Forces Iowa Capitol To Evacuate

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:09 am

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Law
4:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Defense Team Urges Jury To Send Boston Bomber To Prison For Life

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:09 am

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Food
3:59 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Antibiotics Used By Humans

Tyson Foods says it has already reduced its use of human-use antibiotics by 80 percent over the past four years. Here, Tyson frozen chicken on display at Piazza's market in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2010.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 10:16 am

Tyson Foods, the country's biggest poultry producer, is promising to stop feeding its chickens any antibiotics that are used in human medicine.

It's the most dramatic sign so far of a major shift by the poultry industry. The speed with which chicken producers have turned away from antibiotics, in fact, has surprised some of the industry's longtime critics.

For decades, the farmers who raise chickens, pigs and cattle have used antibiotics as part of a formula for growing more animals, and growing them more cheaply.

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Asia
3:55 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Quake's Effects Compounded By Poor Infrastructure, Political Issues

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:09 am

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The Two-Way
3:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

On The Streets Of Baltimore, Trying To Understand The Anger

A police officer watches a corner market burn in the west side of Baltimore.
Eyder Peralta NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 4:17 am

In the early morning, as the cold set in, Anaya Maze stood next to the charred remains of a CVS store.

Holding a sign, she was the only protester left in front of a line of police officers dressed in riot gear. She is petite. Still, she faced the police officers, looking at them intently.

A few steps away were the charred skeletons of two police vehicles, the victims of an unbridled anger that burned its way through the west side of Baltimore.

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It's All Politics
3:01 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

The stack of amicus briefs filed as of April 9 reached past the knee of NPR legal affairs intern Anthony Palmer. The briefs cost, on average, an estimated $25,000 to $50,000.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 7:25 am

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the-court briefs — 148 of them, according to the court, beating the previous record of 136 in the 2013 Obamacare case.

These briefs, known formally by their Latin name, amicus briefs, are filed by groups, individuals, and governments that have an interest in the outcome.

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All Tech Considered
3:00 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 10:50 am

The rules of War 2.0 (or 3.0) are murky. Experts and pundits say that cyberwarfare is happening. And it makes sense. But it has been very hard to prove.

A new report adds to the body of evidence, charging that the Russian military is waging a sustained cyber campaign against Ukrainian military and law enforcement agencies, and the purpose is to extract a steady stream of classified documents that can aid violence and on-the-ground combat.

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Parallels
1:53 am
Tue April 28, 2015

On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

An artillery gun fires a round at Taliban fighters in the hills of Nangahar Province.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:09 am

The call comes into the Afghan battalion headquarters, a small concrete building that once housed American Green Berets. The Taliban are attacking a police checkpoint under construction in the foothills of Nangahar Province in eastern Afghanistan, a short distance from the border with Pakistan.

The Afghan soldiers gather in a line, lifting their palms and praying for a safe mission. They hop in their trucks and head up a winding dirt road. The unfinished checkpoint can be seen in the hazy distance.

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Back At Base
1:52 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Flight Attendant On Saigon Evacuation: You Wanted 'To Help Every Child'

Children aboard this World Airways DC-8 jet were evacuated from Vietnam on April 2, 1975, shortly before the fall of Saigon and just two days before the first official Operation Babylift flight. Among the children was Thanh Jeff Ghar (center, lying by a window), 12.
Photo as exhibited at the Presidio's Operation Babylift: Perspectives & Legacies exhibition at the Officers' Club, courtesy of the AP

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:26 am

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base."

It was known as Operation Babylift.

In the days before the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, Vietnamese children were taken out of the country and flown to the U.S.

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Parallels
1:51 am
Tue April 28, 2015

The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Boston on Monday.
Dominick Reuter AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:23 am

As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tours the U.S. this week, he has a state dinner at the White House and will be the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress. But while he prepares to lay out a vision for the future, not all is well in his own East Asian neighborhood, where the past remains a huge source of tension.

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Author Interviews
1:49 am
Tue April 28, 2015

'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

First Lt. Ashley White was one of the some 55 to 60 women selected for cultural support teams that deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.
Courtesy of the White Family

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:09 am

The Pentagon says women could be eligible for all combat roles in the military by next year, but some women already have been fighting — and dying — for their country. They're serving right alongside elite special operations units, such as the Navy SEALs or Army Rangers.

It's part of an effort to connect with half of the Afghan population that was off-limits to male soldiers: the women. Some military leaders considered reaching them one of the keys to winning the war.

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The Two-Way
11:43 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Nepal Death Toll Tops 5,000; At Least 1.4 Million Need Food Aid

A man prays Tuesday morning next to rubble of a temple destroyed in Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Adnan Abidi Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 10:29 am

Updated at 8:55 a.m. ET

More than 5,000 people are confirmed dead from Saturday's earthquake just outside Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly 11,000 more were injured, according to Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center.

From Kathmandu, NPR's Kirk Siegler reports that strong tremors are continuing:

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Around the Nation
6:14 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Condemns Violent Protesters At Press Conference

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 8:24 pm

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All Tech Considered
6:02 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

A Nepalese man checks his cellphone as people stay on open ground from fears of earthquake tremors in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday.
Niranjan Shrestha AP

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:16 am

The feeling that tech giants such as Facebook and Google know exactly where we are and what we're doing can be uncomfortable. Targeted advertisements or suggestions based on our location can feel like an invasion of privacy.

But the collection of our digital data has an upside in certain circumstances, and the aftermath of the massive earthquake in Nepal provides a good example.

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It's All Politics
5:07 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Clinton foundation's Clinton Global Initiative conference with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea, looking on.
Michael Loccisano Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 6:14 pm

During the early phase of her presidential run, Hillary Clinton has been dogged by scrutiny of her family's foundation, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The Clintons have pushed back, calling the foundation among the most transparent foundations in the world.

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All Tech Considered
4:58 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Originally published on Mon April 27, 2015 6:21 pm

Thanks to the fast-growing sharing economy, anyone can make money renting out his home or car — or by becoming a personal chef.

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