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'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco

NPR | May 23, 2015

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."

Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

NPR | May 23, 2015

Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers died in a helicopter crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the kind of people who risk their lives for strangers.

Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

NPR | May 23, 2015

Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.

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Elections | Nation

Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

NPR | May 23, 2015 4:40 a.m.

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.

World | Education | Nation

Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

NPR | May 23, 2015 4:03 a.m.

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.


Obama: Camden, N.J., Police A Model For Improving Community Relations

NPR | May 23, 2015 1:36 a.m.

"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.

World | Nation | Elections | Economy

Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate

NPR | May 22, 2015 6:11 p.m.

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.

Food | Nation

In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

NPR | May 22, 2015 5:32 p.m.

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.


Two Strangers Come Together To Remember A Friend And Loved One

NPR | May 22, 2015 5:03 p.m.

Sgt. 1st Class Carl Torello was killed in Vietnam when his daughter was just 5 years old. Nearly 50 years later, she got a chance to meet the one person who survived the attack that killed him.


Decision On Gay Scout Leaders To Come By October, Group's Head Says

NPR | May 22, 2015 4:52 p.m.

Robert Gates, the former CIA director and former defense secretary, tells NPR that the Boy Scouts of America needs to talk to its sponsoring institutions about the potential change.


TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' Amid Reports Of Star's Sexual Misconduct As Minor

NPR | May 22, 2015 4:33 p.m.

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."

Environment | Science | Nation

Pipeline Operator: Possibly Months To Determine Cause Of Calif. Spill

NPR | May 22, 2015 3:35 p.m.

Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a nine-miles stretch of Calif. coast.


Man Convicted Of Killing D.C. Intern Chandra Levy To Get New Trial

NPR | May 22, 2015 3:30 p.m.

Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, who was found guilty in 2010 of killing Levy in 2001.