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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The South Korean Defense Ministry says it has spotted several activities related to a possible nuclear test in North Korea.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The online streaming media company has come out against the proposed $45 billion merger of two cable giants.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, Dec. 20, 2012, in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

Major networks want Aereo to pay them for rebroadcasting their shows. Aereo says it has the right to take freely from public airwaves.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Some are concerned the narcotic could worsen the epidemic of abuse of prescription painkillers and overdoses.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The policy change would shield immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Siddique Malik (@SidMalik2014/Twitter)

Siddique Malik believes his political affiliation – he’s a Democrat – may be a bigger challenge than his Muslim background.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The justices ruled 6-2 that Michigan voters had the right to prohibit public colleges from taking account of race.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is pictured in February 2010. (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports from Ukraine on the vice president’s visit and her observations on the road.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
This computer-generated view depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to catch morning light. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Mike Gazarik of NASA discusses the plan to put humans on Mars within the next two decades.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

NPR’s Ron Elving previews the week in politics, including President Obama’s week-long, four country tour of Asia.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
In the entryway to the Darrington Community Center, Red Cross volunteer Christine Dahl works through the list of area residents seeking gas cards to help with the cost of traveling the two and a half hour detour created by the devastating mudslide. (Daniel Berman/KUOW)

One month after the devastating landslide in Oso, Washington, residents are trying to resume everyday living.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., left, and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, right, won this year's Boston Marathon. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Meb Keflezighi is the first American man to win since 1983 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya set a course record.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Southern Californians crowd in for a lesson on laundry-to-landscape gray water systems at the LA Eco-Village. (Molly Peterson/KPCC)

Shower and kitchen water could be recycled to help reduce water use, but homeowners face obstacles installing the necessary equipment.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
This image provided by the U.S. Army shows new Army grooming regulations for females. The new regulations on how women may style their hair has drawn criticism from the Congressional Black Caucus and female African American soldiers. (U.S. Army/AP Photo)

New regulations on how female soldiers may wear their hair have drawn criticism, particularly from African-American women.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Adams City High School 17-year-old Jynessa (left) talks with Encompass therapist Erica Hermann in a conference room at the school. Jynessa is trying to quit smoking marijuana. (Jenny Brundin/CPR)

In Colorado, we meet a high school student who wants to stop smoking pot, but she’s finding it tough to do so.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Many of our listeners expressed their disappointment over our coverage of marijuana, which they believe is one-side. We've invited Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, to give a different perspective. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

After listener disappointment in our coverage of marijuana, we’ve invited a leading voice in drug decriminalization to offer his opinion.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Your average plastic Easter eggs won't hold up when dropped from a helicopter, which is becoming popular at egg hunts. St. Louis-based American Carnival Mart says it has the answer: "Indestructible" plastic eggs. (Sue Moore/Flickr)

A St. Louis company says it has the solution for preventing broken Easter eggs.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Memorials near the site of the explosion in the town of West, Texas. (Terrence Henry/StateImpact Texas)

A year after the deadly explosion in West, Texas, Terrence Henry of KUT reports the response has been a slow one.

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April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

April 21 2 Comments

‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.

April 18 12 Comments

When Your Life Is On Fire, What Would You Save?

Erik Kolbell's new book asks what's most important to us in life -- loved ones, possessions, personal beliefs and more.

April 18 3 Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis Becomes Advocate For Amputees

The professional ballroom dancer reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the year since the marathon bombing.