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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 05:30:00 -0400 
    Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.

Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:00 -0400 
    The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.

Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 01:15:00 -0400 
    The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.

Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 21:11:00 -0400 
    The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.

TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' Amid Reports Of Star's Sexual Misconduct As Minor 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 19:33:00 -0400 
    Reports say Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003. Duggar has apologized, and his family says they have been open about "one of the most difficult times of our lives."

In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:42:00 -0400 
    What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.

Openly Gay Leader: Boy Scouts Won't Exist If Discrimination Continues 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:39:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly's scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.

Pre-Race Day, Indy 500 Struggles With Flying Cars 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:39:00 -0400 
    Leading up to the premier race is a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find some solution.

Man Convicted Of Killing D.C. Intern Chandra Levy To Get New Trial 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:30:00 -0400 
    Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, who was found guilty in 2010 of killing Levy in 2001.

Decision On Gay Scout Leaders To Come By October, Group's Head Says 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:01:00 -0400 
    Robert Gates, the former CIA director and former defense secretary, tells NPR that the Boy Scouts of America needs to talk to sponsoring institutions about the potential change.

Politics Rewind: The First Cut Is The Deepest 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:50:06 -0400 
    GOP presidential debate rules will exclude many candidates or relegate them to a second-tier debate, but nobody wants to be playing in the NIT while the big dogs are in the NCAA tournament.

The Curse Of Lil B: Fans Blame Rapper For Houston Rockets' Bad Luck 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:31:20 -0400 
    The Houston Rockets lost their second game in the Western Conference Finals Thursday night. Many fans believe rapper Lil B placed a curse on the team's best player, James Harden.

Obama: Camden, N.J., Police A Model For Improving Community Relations 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:26:00 -0400 
    "Wherever you walk around, there goes a cop," says one resident, who is happy with the changes in the city. But some critics still see evidence of old-school police tactics that they say don't work.

Week In Politics: U.S. Policy On Islamic State, 2016 Presidential Race 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:22:09 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review about U.S. policy on the self-declared Islamic State and the 2016 presidential race.

U.S., Cuba Continue Talks On Reopening Embassies 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 16:22:00 -0400 
    Cuban and American diplomats extended for a second day talks aimed at reopening embassies. They are expected to unveil their progress in a news conference Friday.
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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York  Sat, 23 May 2015 05:30:00 -0400
Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records  Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:00 -0400
Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension  Sat, 23 May 2015 01:15:00 -0400
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