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Scientists Discover Evidence of a 435,000-Year-Old Murder 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 21:15:55 -0400 
    Scientists say it's not just a murder from another era, but also part of one of the earliest mass graves.


Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 20:10:49 -0400 
    Does Bill Clinton have a secret corporation that he is using to hide money? Is it intended to pay a lower tax rate? Or is it something else entirely?


Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Settle Lawsuit Over Truck-Limousine Crash 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 19:56:00 -0400 
    The actor sued the retail giant for negligence last year after he was seriously injured in a crash in which his limousine was struck by a Wal-Mart truck traveling 20 mph over the speed limit.


Map: Where (And How) The Government Can Execute People 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 18:08:00 -0400 
    Nebraska just repealed its death penalty. Here's a look at where the law stands in your state.


Nebraska Legislators Overturn Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 18:02:20 -0400 
    NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Nebraska Sen. Jerry Johnson, who said he switched his vote in the decision to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska after speaking with his constituents.


On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 18:02:00 -0400 
    Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation's highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.


Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, But U.S. Isn't Quite Ready To Abandon It 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:52:00 -0400 
    Cost and lethal-injection complications have led some states to reconsider the death penalty. U.S. support for the practice has declined over the last two decades, but three-in-five still support it.


Oklahoma Hangs On As Heavy Rain Continues To Soak Region 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:00 -0400 
    Oklahoma continues to battle flooding from storms in the region, which brought the state out of a four-year drought. Rain is expected every day until Sunday.


Soccer Fans In Latin America React To FIFA Corruption Charges 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:00 -0400 
    Several of those indicted on corruption charges were from Latin America or the Caribbean. Most people from Brazil, the country that just hosted the World Cup, see the soccer leadership as corrupt.


For Next President, The Fight Against Extremism Will Hit Closer To Home 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:24:00 -0400 
    The so-called Islamic State is endlessly creative in trying to get young men and women to leave home for Syria and Iraq. It's something the next president will have to wrestle with from Day 1.


Rick Santorum Announces Presidential Run 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 17:20:00 -0400 
    The former Republican senator from Pennsylvania appeals to his party's social conservatives. Rick Santorum won the Iowa caucuses in 2012, but this time around he faces a crowded Republican field.


Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:52 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tim Elfrink, the Miami New Times managing editor, about Aaron Davidson, president of Traffic Sports USA, Inc., who was indicted Wednesday in the FIFA corruption case.


MacArthur Foundation Launches Grant Program To Reduce Jail Populations 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sheriff Kevin Thom of Pennington County, S.D., about being one of the jurisdictions chosen by the MacArthur Foundation to receive a grant to work on reducing jail use.


U.S. Justice Department Files Corruption Charges Against FIFA 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    The Justice Department unveils criminal charges against 14 people in connection with rampant racketeering and a bribery scheme at FIFA, the world's premiere soccer organization. The FBI secretly secured guilty pleas from four officials and two companies.


EPA Announces New Rules To Protect U.S. Waters 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    The Obama administration announces a regulation it says is aimed at protecting the country's rivers, lakes and other waterways from pollution. But critics say it's a massive regulatory overreach.
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