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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:03:26 -0400 
    My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.

Police-Community Collaboration Has Helped Kept Peace In Cincinnati 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:42:49 -0400 
    A 2001 agreement between Cincinnati police, the police union and community groups is credited with keeping protests peaceful there after the killing of an unarmed black motorist by a police officer.

At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:42:49 -0400 
    Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.

Edison's 'Little Monsters' Restored To Their Original Freakishness 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:42:49 -0400 
    Visitors at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park can hear newly-restored Edison talking dolls. They are the stuff of nightmares. This story originally aired May 5 on All Things Considered.

Kerry Aims To Repair Relations With Egypt 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:42:00 -0400 
    Secretary of State John Kerry visits Egypt on Sunday as the two countries intensify ties, despite the concerns of human rights advocates.

Kurdish Militias Appear To Be Sidelined By U.S.-Turkey Military Deal 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:42:00 -0400 
    The military deal reached by the United States and Turkey is an attempt to refocus the fight against ISIS. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Frank Ricciardone.

Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You? 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:42:00 -0400 
    How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.

Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:42:00 -0400 
    Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.

Coding Camp to Baltimore Schools: Bring Us Your Bored! 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:32:00 -0400 
    A summer program in Baltimore has black middle-schoolers coding, designing apps and altogether hooked on engineering.

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Update: Expecting A Baby 
  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 00:58:00 -0400 
    The co-founder of the world's largest social network also disclosed that the couple had suffered three miscarriages over the last two years.

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:47:00 -0400 
    Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

Watch: 164 Skydivers Fall Into Formation, Breaking World Record 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:43:00 -0400 
    One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.

Chimps In Habeas Corpus Case Will No Longer Be Used For Research 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:37:44 -0400 
    Hercules and Leo were used for researched at Stony Brook University will be retired. They were at the center of a court case that tested whether chimps had the same legal "personhood" as humans.

Zimbabwe Official Calls For Extradition Of American Lion Hunter Walter Palmer 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:48:38 -0400 
    Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri wants Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe, wire services report. U.S. authorities are investigating whether any American laws were broken.

Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:43:06 -0400 
    One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.
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