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Texas Governor Deploys National Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

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Texas' GOP governor is sending the National Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:01pm

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

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Psychological Association Accused Of 'Complicity' In Bush-Era Torture

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association helped justify prisoner torture.

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After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.

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For The Record: The Voices Of Baltimore

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 12:17pm

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Ready For The Ring — And A Big Payday

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 11:55am

The two fighters, battling each other for the welterweight title, have been in negotiations for tonight's fight in Las Vegas for some six years. Win or lose, they each stand to earn millions.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 9:25am

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 6:51am

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 6:12am

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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All Tapped Out In A Tiny California Town

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 5:58am

The years-long drought in California has taken a severe toll on the rural, mainly African-American community of Fairmead, where water drawn for agriculture has left wells dry.

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May Day Protesters, Police Clash In Seattle

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 5:17am

Black-clad demonstrators hurled stones and other objects as authorities responded with pepper spray and flash bangs.

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Baltimore Activists Hold 'Victory Rally' After Charges In Gray Death

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 4:31am

The march comes a day after the city's chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray, who died from injuries sustained in custody.

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A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:57am

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman chat about tonight's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao; the Kentucky Derby; and the NBA match-up between the Clippers and Spurs.

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Councilwoman: Police Can Get A Fair Trial In Baltimore

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:57am

Baltimore City Councilwoman Helen Holton tells NPR's Scott Simon she's celebrating the indictment of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Georgia Settles Case Alleging Assembly-Line Justice For Children

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:57am

After the Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the case, the state of Georgia has settled a lawsuit accusing it of providing inadequate representation to poor young people.

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Conditions Slowly Improve After Nepal Quake

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:57am

Power is on in most areas of Kathmandu and the Internet is working, but tens of thousands are homeless. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Russell Lewis in Nepal about earthquake recovery.

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Author: Clinton Foundation Disclosures 'Sloppy At The Very Least'

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:57am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green of Bloomberg News about the Clinton Foundation and its apparent lack of transparency over donors.

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Demonstrators Jubilant After Baltimore Police Charges

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:57am

Protests turned to celebrations in Baltimore after a prosecutor announced charges against six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. The police union is crying foul.

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In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:57am

U.S. Marines were deployed to the coastal Vietnamese city 50 years ago last month. Now, 40 years after the war's end and amid great change, former Viet Cong and an American reflect on that time.

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