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Recalling Rodney King Protests, LA Neighborhood Uneasy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Many in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles are watching the news out of Ferguson and New York closely. The neighborhood saw protests and riots after the Rodney King verdict 20 years ago.

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Rolling Stone Says Trust In Rape Accuser 'Was Misplaced'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Rolling Stone says it should have tried harder to verify the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Editors now say they didn't talk to the men who were accused.

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'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Were you taught in school that it should be "10 items or fewer," which would make "10 items or less" a glaring grammatical error? Or are you in the "or less" crowd? It's a divisive topic.

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Pro Athletes Show Support For Ferguson Protesters

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

After a rough start, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are winning. ESPN.com's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that off the court, James has been outspoken on political issues.

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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.

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Thousands Flee As Typhoon Menaces The Philippines

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A powerful cyclone is tracking its way to the Philippines. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Aurora Almendral, in Manila.

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Broadway Musicals Return To Havana

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

A half-century after such shows were banned by the Castro government, rehearsals are underway for a Spanish-language production of the rock musical Rent.

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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.

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NOLA Police: Body Cameras Provide Important Evidence

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 03:47

Police officers in New Orleans started wearing cameras this spring. Independent police monitor Susan Hutson tells NPR's Scott Simon about how the NOPD's camera implementation is going.

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