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April 27, 2015 | NPR · A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention, and for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.
 

April 27, 2015 | NPR · On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sank while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.
 

April 27, 2015 | NPR · Shinzo Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement and make a historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his weeklong visit.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, we know a good deal about the justices’ views already.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It’s one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · From 1985 to 2002, a series of killings struck South Central Los Angeles. A new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, explores the 25 years it took for police to arrest a man they say is the killer.
 

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April 27, 2015 | CPR · James Holmes’ legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. Two key questions remain: Was Holmes insane, and should he be put to death?
 

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April 24, 2015 | NPR · At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made, but there’s a long way to go.
 

 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Television images showed protesters throwing rocks and other objects at a line of police officers in one Baltimore neighborhood.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it’s still better than the places they fled.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · A goat is host to bacteria. A tick visits the goat, picks up bacteria and spreads them to a human. And the bacteria turn out to cause a previously undiscovered disease.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. “Disrupt” may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center’s annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo’s “cultural intolerance.”
 

Music

April 27, 2015 | NPR · Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
 

April 27, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol’s new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.
 

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April 27, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.
 

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