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Source: Justice Dept. Prepares To Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:49

It is alleged that the Democrat did political favors for a friend and donor. It is not clear how long it will take for actual criminal charges to emerge, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports.

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#NPRreads: On America's First Suicide Bombing And Its Influential Pizza Lobby

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:43

From the people on our money to the effects of calling someone black, this week, we bring you four reads that illuminate a bit of history or pieces of regulation you may not have known about.

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DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Fri, 2015-03-06 10:08

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian are charged in connection with hacking eight U.S. email service providers and using stolen addresses for spam marketing.

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Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles Dies At 88

Fri, 2015-03-06 09:51

He is perhaps best known for the films Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. The Oscar-nominated director died Thursday in New York.

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Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

Fri, 2015-03-06 09:33

Andrew Lack held top roles at NBC from 1993 to 2001. He is returning as chairman of NBC News in the wake of Brian Williams' suspension as chief anchor.

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Obama Returns To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Historic March

Fri, 2015-03-06 09:32

President Obama will speak in Selma, Ala., Saturday, a half century after civil rights marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., were attacked by state troopers.

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3 Ferguson Officials Linked To Racist Emails No Longer With Department, Mayor Says

Fri, 2015-03-06 09:08

Mayor James Knowles also told The Associated Press that city leaders would meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks to provide ways to improve the Ferguson, Mo., police department.

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FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:57

So-called "biosimilar" drugs closely mimic existing drugs but are made from living cells, blood components and tissue. In some cases, they could substantially reduce the cost of drugs.

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Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:49

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Mojito and Whiskey Sour, according to the tech giant. So it's created a new feature to bring you that info faster.

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Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:40

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.

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For India's Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:14

In India, many widows largely vanish from mainstream society as dictated by tradition. But when it comes to Holi, the spring festival of colors, some widows come out to join the celebration.

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Germans Open Their Homes To Refugee Roommates

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:09

A flood of refugees in Germany has strained resources, particularly housing. A website has signed up hundreds of Germans willing to have the newcomers come and live with them.

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Volunteer Recap: Connecting Moms To Midwives In Timor-Leste

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:05

A global health student from Seattle went to the tiny country to study maternal health. But she also learned how to be more friendly to her neighbors.

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The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:58

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.

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Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:54

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.

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Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Life In 20th-Century Iran

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:28

The Smithsonian is giving Iranian-Americans a chance to look back on a world many had to leave years ago.

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Tajik Opposition Leader Shot Dead In Istanbul

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:07

Umarali Kuvatov, who was a harsh critic of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, was shot on a street in the city in Turkey, where he had been living in exile.

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The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

Fri, 2015-03-06 06:06

At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.

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Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

Fri, 2015-03-06 05:29

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:36

The Labor Department's latest report comes on the heels of an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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