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A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:48:49 -0400 
    A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the President can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.

Oklahoma Approves Nitrogen Asphyxiation For Executions 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:57:06 -0400 
    The new method was proposed after the botched execution by lethal injection last year of an Oklahoma inmate.

Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:57:00 -0400 
    Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

NBA Players Union Head Michele Roberts Says No Lockout Expected 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:44:11 -0400 
    NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Michele Roberts who is the first woman to head a major North American professional sports union — the National Basketball Players Association.

First-Place Fake-Out: Woman Who Didn't Run Marathon Stripped Of Title 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:20:00 -0400 
    Race officials say Kendall Schler faked her win at last Sunday's GO! St. Louis race. They say she also cheated in last year's race where she finished third.

Syrian Government Believed To Be Behind Chlorine Gas Attack 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:11:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with chemical weapons expert Amy Smithson about the use of chlorine gas as a weapon in Syria. She says it is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

'Star Wars' Fans Gear Up For New Film At Convention 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    Star Wars fans are gathering this week for the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention in Anaheim, Calif.

Actors' Equity Minimum Wage Proposal Could Threaten LA's Small Theaters 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    Actors' Equity Theater members are set to vote on whether to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay equity minimum wage. But some actors say this could force cash-strapped theaters to close.

Week In Politics: Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2016 Presidential Candidates 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about progress on trade in Congress.

Lawmakers Approve Bill To Help Finalize Asia-Pacific Trade Deal 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    Senate negotiators move forward on legislation that would give President Obama the authority to negotiate a sweeping trade accord. That deal, however, will align Obama with Republicans and pit him against Democrats.

As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.

Kansas Becomes First State To Ban Second Trimester Abortion Procedure 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    Kansas is the first state to ban "dismemberment abortions," the common second trimester procedure. This is the first medically-endorsed procedure to be banned since 2007.

In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:00 -0400 
    Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.

Oklahoma City Bombing A 'Wake-Up Call' For Government Security 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:09:00 -0400 
    After the bombing 20 years ago, the government determined federal buildings should be set back from the street and engineered to prevent floors from collapsing. But has it gone to far?

5 Things You Should Know About Mike Huckabee 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:29:00 -0400 
    He's run marathons and issued more than 1,000 pardons and commutations as governor of Arkansas. Here's what you might not know or remember about Huckabee.
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