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MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:09:00 -0400 
    A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.

Double Mastectomies Don't Increase Cancer Survival Rates 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:14:00 -0400 
    Young women diagnosed with breast cancer are increasingly choosing to have both breasts removed. A big study says that doesn't improve their survival odds any more than does less drastic treatments.

Sounds From The First Day Of School 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:11:00 -0400 
    Millions of children are heading back to school, and to mark the traditional start of the school year, we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.

North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End? 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0400 
    Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities.

State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:50:02 -0400 
    In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.

New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:43:00 -0400 
    To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.

Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:35:00 -0400 
    The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.

Homes On The Grange: The Storied Tents Of A Pa. Fair 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:14 -0400 
    The Grange Fair of central Pennsylvania harkens back to the days of the region's rural farming in the 19th century. Beyond the trappings of the typical fair, WPSU's Emily Reddy reports that families bring nearly a thousand tents to live in during the fair — many of which have been passed down through the generations.

Detroit's Fiscal Future Rests With A Federal Judge 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:14 -0400 
    Detroit's future comes down to this: a federal trial over the city's plan to emerge from largest municipal bankruptcy ever in the U.S. As Detroit Public Radio's Quinn Klinefelter reports, city officials argue the plan is the best way to propel Detroit into prosperity — but some major creditors aren't pleased with it.

Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New 'Rapid Reaction Force' 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:14 -0400 
    In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

How A New Police Force In Camden Helped Turn The City Around 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400 
    It's been more than a year since the city of Camden, N.J., dissolved its police force, replacing it with a new county-run department. Police Chief J. Scott Thomson explains those changes.

Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400 
    The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.

For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400 
    Men's rights movement leaders say they're pushing back against the excesses of feminism and highlighting the problems of men and boys. Critics argue that misogyny is lurking just below the surface.

Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:10:00 -0400 
    Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., are now wearing body cameras. But cameras don't solve everything. Sometimes, they can create more disputes.

After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:47:00 -0400 
    It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.
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