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The King Of Zydeco, The Supremes, Merle Haggard Among Recordings Joining Library Of Congress

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm

Each year the Library of Congress adds certain sound recordings as national treasures. Curator of Recorded Sound Matthew Barton explains the cultural significance of this year's selections.

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Trump Rolls Into Washington For Biker Rally

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm

The presumptive Republican nominee for president addressed Rolling Thunder, the annual gathering of motorcyclists, on Sunday. The group seeks to raise awareness of veterans' issues.

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Libertarian Party Nominates Former Gov. Gary Johnson

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm

At the Libertarian presidential nominating convention this weekend, the party picked former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. Donald Trump's rise in the GOP is giving more attention to third parties.

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Says Government Can Help Clean Energy Innovation

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm

As he prepares for a conference on implementing clean energy to combat climate change, energy secretary Ernest Moniz says he's confident the Obama administration's commitments will remain in place.

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Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm

Heather Shumaker and Stephanie Land are two parenting writers with different ideas about how class and conventional wisdom shape the modern view of parenting.

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Museum Finds Piece Of WWII History For Sale On EBay

May 29, 2016 - 10:57am

Museum volunteers were perusing eBay when they happened upon a Lorenz teleprinter used by the Nazis to transmit encrypted messages. It was labeled a telegram machine and sold for just $14.

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More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Three Separate Mediterranean Shipwrecks

May 29, 2016 - 8:01am

In one case, migrants saw rescuers and rushed toward them, causing the boat to flip. In another, a large boat cut the line to a smaller boat it was dragging when it began to take on water.

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Gorilla Killed To Save Boy At Cincinnati Zoo

May 29, 2016 - 5:47am

After a 4-year-old slipped into the gorilla enclosure on a crowded day at the Cincinnati Zoo, a security team killed the gorilla to save the child. A tranquilizer shot was deemed too dicey.

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Is Primary Rivalry Making The Democratic Party Stronger Like It Did In 2008?

May 29, 2016 - 5:05am

It's not the first time we've seen a bitter end to the Democratic primaries. In 2008, divisive moments came through personal attacks. But back then, Clinton and Obama pushed similar ideologies.

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Libertarian Party Set To Pick Its Presidential Candidate

May 29, 2016 - 3:51am

The Libertarian presidential candidates held a debate Saturday night at their party convention in Orlando, Fla.

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'Dormant Butt Syndrome' Can Be A Pain In The Knee, Hip And Back

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Do you have knee, back or hip pain? You could be suffering from "dormant butt syndrome." That's just another way to describe weak glute muscles. [Editor's note: The word "bitchy" is heard at 1:42.]

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Manhattanhenge Brightens This Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Manhattanhenge is the name for the solar phenomena that occurs this weekend in New York City when the setting sun perfectly aligns with the numbered streets running east and west on the city's grid.

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Wrecked By Superstorm Sandy, Conservationists Work To Restore Migratory Birds' Refuge

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

The migratory birds of the East Coast are about to get back a piece of habitat they lost to Hurricane Sandy — a freshwater pond in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in New York City.

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Pennsylvania Debates Statutes Of Limitations For Child Sex Abuse Crimes

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

State Rep. Mark Rozzi tells NPR's Rachel Martin about why he's supporting new Pennsylvania legislation that would eliminate the state's criminal statutes of limitations on child sex abuse crimes.

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Coca-Cola Halts Production In Venezuela Due To Nation's Sugar Shortage

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Venezuela just became one of the few countries in the world that does not sell Coca-Cola. Tom Standage of the Economist tells NPR's Rachel Martin what that says about the Venezuelan economy.

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Trump Becomes Presumptive Nominee; Clinton Faces Federal Charges Over Emails

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Some establishment figures are showing their support for Donald Trump, who became the presumptive Republican nominee Thursday. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton still can't vanquish Bernie Sanders.

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'Invest For Who You Are' And More Advice For Millenials' Financial Future

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Financial adviser Jude Boudreaux talks with three millenials: Amanda Jones, Kaylie Burns Gahagan and Austin Prater, about how coming of age during the recession impacts their financial plans now.

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Why I Miss The Pools (And Pool Rules) Of America

May 29, 2016 - 3:00am

If the rules at your neighborhood pool seem a bit strict, come take a dip with me in an Indian pool. It's a free-for-all.

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Death Talk Is Cool At This Festival

May 29, 2016 - 2:13am

How to make thinking about death less somber? Hold a festival! Indianapolis did. Through art, film and book talks, residents explored everything from bucket lists to advance directives and cremation.

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Guns Strike Emotional Chords For People On Both Sides Of The Political Debate

May 29, 2016 - 2:00am

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been talking a lot about guns recently. But how much will that issue matter with voters in November?

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