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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 10:40:00 -0400 
    The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with has wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.


At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 09:02:00 -0400 
    The rituals of caring for the remains of service members are carried out with special grace by the staff at Dover Air Force Base. "We believe in what we're doing here," says one. "We love them."


Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:46 -0400 
    A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.


Ohio To Set Standards For Police Use Of Deadly Force 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:00 -0400 
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently put together a group in Cleveland to look at the divide between the city and the police. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to a member of that task force, Nina Turner.


Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:00 -0400 
    In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men.


Dozens Of Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 02:48:00 -0400 
    Cleveland police in riot gear made 71 arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.


Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.


Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black driver and his passenger. The shooting ended a high-speed car chase.


Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    A discrimination complaint against Harvard has renewed focus on the fairness of admissions decisions. The process must be rational, says counselor and blogger Jim Jump, but it's not often fair.


Cleveland Police Officer Receives Not Guilty Verdicts 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 12:23:00 -0400 
    The verdicts for Officer Michael Brelo came on allegations of voluntary manslaughter and lesser charges, stemming from a 2012 police shooting of an unarmed couple.


Cleveland Officer Acquitted In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 11:01:00 -0400 
    Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers involved in the incident that included 137 shots and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a high-speed car chase.


Robert Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 08:56:00 -0400 
    The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.


'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 08:10:00 -0400 
    Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."


Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:54:28 -0400 
    The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.


Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:54:28 -0400 
    The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.
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