Politics

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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, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.
 

April 26, 2015 | WNYC · In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · Every year, the president sits down for dinner with Washington reporters and delivers a standup routine. From his “bucket list” to Hillary Clinton, here’s what he came up with this year.
 

April 25, 2015 | NPR · Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

April 25, 2015 | NPR · As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on same-sex marriage, NPR’s legal and political correspondents break down the historic case.
 

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April 24, 2015 | NPR · In his final day on the job, Holder offered NPR some final reflections including recent criticism of weaponized drones and why he calls same-sex marriage the “civil rights struggle of our time.”
 

April 24, 2015 | NPR · Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.
 

April 24, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Melissa Block talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Clinton Foundation financial news and drone strikes.
 

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April 24, 2015 | NPR · Hearing about a young woman’s struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
 

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April 24, 2015 | NPR · For more than a quarter century, Republicans have been asked to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. The first two presidential candidates this year have signed it, but there could be one big holdout.
 

 

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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.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday’s historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.
 

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

Arts & Life

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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 the alleged killer.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten’s collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten’s power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Every answer to today’s puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.
 

Music

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · On her second album, Sprinter, Torres confronts the problem of confession head-on and proceeds to annihilate its boundaries.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · A versatile sideman serves as leader, filling a three-disc, nearly three-hour album with dozens of players, new ideas and transformed old ones. The title is justified.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · Raw, belligerent and dissonant — that’s just the tip of the noise-rock iceberg when it comes to Metz.
 

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