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Music News
6:14 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Colorado Lawmakers Don't Want Marijuana Going To People On Welfare

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 7:05 am

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Asia
5:59 am
Wed April 1, 2015

China Limits Chauffeurs; Workers Struggle To Pass Driving Test

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 6:36 am

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NPR Story
4:54 am
Wed April 1, 2015

The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?

The H Street Wal-Mart in Washington, D.C. Ten years ago, none of the city's 600,000 residents lived within 1 mile of a Wal-Mart. Today, almost 13 percent do.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 12:04 pm

This is the first in a two-part story about Wal-Mart. Listen to Part One above, and tune into Morning Edition Thursday to hear Part Two.

The corner of First and H streets in downtown Washington, D.C., is a reflection of the changing face of the nation's capital. From here, you can see the Capitol dome, while across the street is a concrete public housing complex and a hip new Peruvian chicken restaurant.

You can also see a new Wal-Mart.

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NPR Story
4:54 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Minimal Sierra Nevada Snowpack Will Not Ease California's Drought

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 1:27 pm

The latest figures on the California drought are expected to be released on Wednesday. The state's snowpack, a major source of water for the rest of the year, is at the lowest level on record.

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Understanding The Forces At Play In Yemen's Civil War

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 6:36 am

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

No Joke. Flood Insurance Rates Increase On April 1

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 8:47 am

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Comedy Central Backs New 'Daily Show' Host Despite Insensitive Tweets

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:34 am

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Around the Nation
6:36 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Colorado Allows Sales Of Powdered Alcohol

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:58 am

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Around the Nation
6:31 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Selfie Sticks Get The Boot At Coachella And Lallapalooza

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:58 am

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Shots - Health News
3:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide

About twice a year, statistics suggest, a pilot somewhere in the world — usually flying alone — deliberately crashes a plane. The Germanwing flight downed last week may be one such case. But most people who fit the psychological profile of the pilots in these very rare events never have problems while flying.
Patrik Stollarz AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:31 pm

Even a careful psychiatric examination of the co-pilot involved in last week's Germanwings jetliner crash probably would not have revealed whether he intended to kill himself, researchers say.

"As a field, we're not very good at accurately predicting who is at risk for suicidal behavior," says Matthew Nock, a psychology professor at Harvard. He says studies show that mental health professionals "perform no better than chance" when it comes to predicting which patients will attempt suicide.

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