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Law
5:45 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Officer's Acquittal Highlights Tense Police, Community Relations In Cleveland

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U.S.
4:01 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Left Turns Cause A Quarter Of All Pedestrian Crashes In U.S.

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 5:45 pm

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Digital Life
3:51 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

'Kiss Everybody': Voice Mails Live On After Parents Are Gone

Charles Ornstein with his parents at his Bar Mitzvah. Through their voice messages, saved on his phone, Ornstein has a trove of verbal memories.
Courtesy of Charles Ornstein

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 2:01 pm

The voice mail message was like so many others from my mom over the years.

"Hi, it's mom," she began, then chatted on, full Jewish mom in her distinctive gravelly timbre. "There's a storm coming your way ... Please drive very carefully ... Love you. Bye."

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U.S.
3:44 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Why Have We Stopped Building War Memorials?

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 5:45 pm

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Asia
3:30 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

In Drought-Ridden Taiwan, Residents Adapt To Life With Less Water

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 5:45 pm

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Business
3:30 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Oil Boom Brings Diversity To States Out West

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 5:45 pm

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All Tech Considered
3:30 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Computers Judge What Makes The Perfect Radio Voice

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 5:45 pm

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WILBUR FITZGERALD: ...I'm Wilbur Fitzgerald, and this week on All Tech Considered, "The Voice," public radio style, judged by computers.

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History
5:54 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

In New England, Recognizing A Little-Known History Of Slavery

The new African Burying Ground Memorial Park was dedicated on Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H.
Emily Corwin NHPR

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 6:27 am

Two men are sliding nine pine coffins into a vault in the ground on Chestnut Street in downtown Portsmouth, N.H. The remains were disinterred in 2003, part of a long-forgotten burial ground for African slaves discovered during routine road work. Now, they are being reburied among 200 other long forgotten men and women as part of Portsmouth's new African Burying Ground Memorial Park.

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Author Interviews
5:10 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

Courtesy of Dutton

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 9:46 am

TV recently lost its manliest man — a small-town government employee named Ron Swanson. Actor Nick Offerman's run on NBC's Parks and Recreation ended when the show went off the air in February. He's since shaved his mustache and gotten back to his normal self.

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Environment
5:03 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

The Speck air quality monitor costs $200, but is available to all through Pittsburgh's public library system.
Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 5:54 pm

Air pollution comes from many sources — power plants, industrial production and fires, to name a few. In Pittsburgh, the most polluted city east of California, according the American Lung Association, avoiding dirty air while outdoors can be difficult, if not impossible. But a new device, available through the public library system, helps people identify and reduce bad air quality inside their homes.

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