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  • Police In Wisconsin Kill 19-Year-Old Black Suspect

    March 7, 2015 3:06 PM 217

    A fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old black man in Madison, Wis., following what officials say was an altercation with an officer, has sparked outrage among some in the community, who turned out to protest the killing. The dead man was identified by family members, but police have declined to confirm his name. "After the shooting, a crowd of demonstrators

  • Search For MH370 To Continue Through May

    March 7, 2015 2:03 PM 225

    Sgt. Trent Wyatt, a crew member of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion, looks out in the search for MH370 over the Indian Ocean in April of last year. A Malaysian official says the search will continue through the end of May 2015, but if nothing is found, it is "back to the drawing board." The undersea search for wreckage from MH370, the airliner

  • The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania'

    March 7, 2015 10:48 AM 233

    One hundred years ago, 128 Americans died among more than a thousand in the sinking of what was then the greatest ocean liner in the world. In response, the U.S. entered World War I. That's the story of the Lusitania, right? But Erik Larson, one of this country's most successful narrators of nonfiction, now retells the story a lot of people think they know. His new book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing

  • Derailed Oil Train Continues To Burn In Illinois

    March 7, 2015 6:30 AM 230

    A derailed oil train continues to burn in northwestern Illinois near the Mississippi River town of Galena more than 24 hours after it crashed. It is the third fiery derailment of trains carrying crude from the Bakken area of North Dakota in the past three weeks, raising more questions about the volatility of the oil and the safety of the tank cars used to transport

  • DPS: Glitter Bombs Weapon of Choice for Gay Rights Advocates

    March 6, 2015 11:37 PM 183

    In an email forwarded to legislative staffers on Thursday, a Department of Public Safety captain warned of "glitter bombs" being sent to state lawmakers and attached a document titled "Glitter Bombing: Weapon of Choice for Gay Rights, Pro Choice Advocates." According to the DPS email, passed along to Senate chiefs of staff by Patsy Spaw, the secretary

  • Saying Goodbye To A Manhattan Classical Music Mecca

    March 6, 2015 9:26 PM 221

    Owner Heidi Rogers Tuesday at her famous Manhattan shop, Frank Music Company, before the store's final closing Friday. Judging silently from on high is composer Igor Stravinsky. There's a kind of little village of artisans on Manhattan's West 54th Street. In a couple of plain looking office towers, there are a bunch of rehearsal studios, violin makers'

  • Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA? Ranchers, Meatpackers Disagree Over Country-Of-Origin Labels

    March 6, 2015 9:14 PM 263

    Gayland Regier carries buckets of feed to his cattle in southeast Nebraska. Imported cattle make up a small portion of the American beef supply, but many American farmers and ranchers are concerned that foreign-sourced meat could distort their markets. You've probably seen, but may not have noticed, labels on the meat at your grocery store that say something

  • Arturo Sandoval On Piano Jazz

    March 6, 2015 8:55 PM 140

    Trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval is one of Cuba's best-known musical exports. He's won multiple Grammys, including one for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2013, and his life inspired the film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, starring Andy García. On this installment of Piano Jazz, Sandoval proves to McPartland that his talent

  • Justice Dept. Prepares to Charge N.J. Sen. Menendez With Corruption

    March 6, 2015 7:49 PM 205

    The Justice Department is planning to bring corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., alleging that he did political favors for a friend and donor, NPR's Carrie Johnson has confirmed. A person familiar with case tells Carrie that a decision has been made to go forward with a prosecution. "It is not clear how long it will take for actual

  • ‘Mockingjay’ Director: ‘I Love The Book. We Made This For The Fans.’

    March 6, 2015 6:52 PM 157

    Director Francis Lawrence attends the premiere of Lionsgate’s ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) The highest grossing movie of 2014, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today. We revisit Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson’s November conversation