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Death Toll In Texas, Oklahoma Floods At 28 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 09:14:00 -0400 
    The region is expecting more rain and officials warn that the Colorado River at Wharton could crest today, causing even more flooding in what has been the wettest May on record for the state.


Devastating Floods Alter Lives In A Texas Mobile Home Park 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 07:43:00 -0400 
    Record rains and floods swept through Texas this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to residents of a mobile home park in San Marcos, Texas, whose homes were severely damaged.


Anthrax Was Accidentally Sent To 11 States, 2 Countries, Pentagon Now Says 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 19:12:00 -0400 
    The numbers are more than the Pentagon's Thursday estimate of nine states and a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea. News organizations named Australia as the other country that received the samples.


As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video? 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:46:00 -0400 
    Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.


Hastert Indictment Concerns Ex-Speaker's Time Before Congress, Reports Say 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:26:38 -0400 
    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, according to multiple news reports.


Soaked Texans Brace For More Storms After 7 More Inches Of Rain Fall 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:18:00 -0400 
    More rain is forecast this weekend in North Texas after up to 7 inches fell last night across parts of the state, causing colonies of fire ants and snakes to take shelter in houses.


Silk Road Founder Sentenced To Life In Prison 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:18:00 -0400 
    Ross Ulbricht, creator of the website Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. The website was a sophisticated criminal enterprise that specialized in selling illegal drugs.


Several Cash Withdrawals Triggered Investigation Into Former Speaker Hastert 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:18:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sharon Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at WilmerHale, about the federal law that triggered an investigation into J. Dennis Hastert.


When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary? 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:18:00 -0400 
    Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.


Reports: Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 17:02:00 -0400 
    Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago.


Obama Signs Texas Disaster Declaration As Death Toll In Flooding Rises 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:54:00 -0400 
    "There has been enough rain across Texas during May to cover the entire state nearly 8 inches deep," says the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.


Week In Politics: New Presidential Contenders, Patriot Act 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:23:57 -0400 
    NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor of The New Republic, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review.


Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders To Face Test In New Hampshire 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:23:00 -0400 
    Sanders officially kicked off his campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove he's more than a fringe candidate, he needs to do well in New Hampshire.


Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:23:00 -0400 
    A U.S. indictment alleges an unnamed sportswear company paid bribes to secure a 1996 deal with Brazil. That's the year Nike signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship with Brazil's soccer federation.


Senate To Vote On Patriot Act As Expiration Nears 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:23:00 -0400 
    The U.S. Senate meets for a special session on Sunday to deal with a national security program that is set to expire on June 1. The program has allowed the National Security Agency to collect and store a vast amount of phone records. NPR explains what is at stake and what the Senate is expected to do this weekend.
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