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How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:19:46 -0500 
    The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.


A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs — And Undocumented 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:19:00 -0500 
    Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.


Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 16:31:00 -0500 
    The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."


6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:23:00 -0500 
    A Pew Research Center survey shows that 63 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 favor legalization.


Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 11:10:45 -0500 
    President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio on a list of people banned from the country.


ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna, Installation 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500 
    Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.


Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:40 -0500 
    The watermelon has been Oklahoma's state vegetable — not fruit — for nearly a decade. The poor melon has become a political football, as some lawmakers now want to repeal the its title.


Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:40 -0500 
    Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.


Who Fails To Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:00 -0500 
    The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.


After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:00 -0500 
    Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.


Play Depicts Scalia As Supreme Court's 'Originalist' 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:00 -0500 
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is portrayed on stage in John Strand's new play, The Originalist. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Strand and the actor who plays Scalia, Edward Gero.


In Fourth Year Of Drought, Many Calif. Farms Won't Get Federal Water 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:07:00 -0500 
    The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that for the second straight year, many California farmers will not be getting federal water imports because of the ongoing drought.


Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:48:00 -0500 
    Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.


Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:06:00 -0500 
    As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.


Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:15:00 -0500 
    This year, during the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, some teachers are placing more emphasis on creating lessons about "how Jews lived than about how they perished."
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