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  • Are The Spurs Leading The Way On Sports Analytics?

    March 6, 2015 6:45 PM 142

    Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs dunks past Matt Barnes #22 of the Los Angeles Clippers on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Harry How/Getty Images) The San Antonio Spurs take on the Denver Nuggets tonight in the Alamo City, Texas. The Spurs have won five NBA Championships in the past 16 years. But it’s another award the team just picked

  • Fresh Air Pays Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday

    March 6, 2015 6:43 PM 194

    On March 7, 1965, marchers from Selma, Ala., attempted to cross a bridge to demonstrate in support of voting rights. Selma director Ava DuVernay, John Lewis and J.L. Chestnut reflect on that day. Copyright © 2015 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript

  • Rare Doubloon Wows Collectors At National Money Show

    March 6, 2015 6:40 PM 123

    Rare coin enthusiasts are gathered in Portland, Oregon for the National Money Show, a celebration of rare coins and bills. Over $100 million worth of coins are expected to be displayed by dealers and collectors alike, but attendees expect the focus of the event to be the fabled Brasher Doubloon. Struck in 1787, the Brasher Doubloons were the first gold coins

  • Security Guards At Apple Will Soon Work For Apple

    March 6, 2015 6:33 PM 103

    Security members guard a mysteriously unmarked windowless white building before the start of an Apple product launch event, September 9, 2014, in Cupertino, California. Beginning soon, these security guards will be hired directly by Apple. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) This week tech giant Apple said it would hire security employees to work full-time

  • Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

    March 6, 2015 6:33 PM 199

    The parent company of NBC, Comcast, has turned to a familiar figure to lead the network's troubled news division, naming Andrew Lack as chairman to shore up its credibility, its finances and its stability. The appointment follows the scandal that led to the suspension of chief anchor Brian Williams, who inflated the dangers he faced while covering the invasion

  • Scott Walker Lays Groundwork For White House Bid

    March 6, 2015 6:25 PM 188

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker acknowledges the crowd after his speech at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 26, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker continues to send strong signals that he will run for president. He recently opened an office in New Hampshire and has jumped

  • Private Email Servers Become Presidential Campaign Issue

    March 6, 2015 6:20 PM 115

    Both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush were found to be using personal e-mail addresses during their time in government positions. (Win McNamee/Alex Wong/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton is under fire for sending private emails as Secretary of State from a home server, which security experts say is unsafe and political experts say is politically unwise

  • Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

    March 6, 2015 5:40 PM 197

    A rule from the federal Labor Department will guarantee that regardless of where legally married same-sex spouses live, they can take unpaid time off to care for a spouse or sick relative. Legally married spouses in same-sex couples soon will be able to take unpaid time off to care for a spouse or sick family members even if they live in a state that doesn't

  • The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

    March 6, 2015 4:58 PM 196

    Chinese who operated small shops in New Orleans' Chinatown for many decades learned in 1937 that their small city-within-a-city was doomed to make way for a parking lot. Shown in front of one of the shops on Tulane Avenue between Elk Place and Rampart Street are Big Gee, seated, and Lee Sing, standing. New Orleans is known for its enormous Vietnamese

  • Rabit, 'Straps'

    March 6, 2015 2:42 PM 203

    After Kanye West's performance in London this week, grime seems poised to get some well-deserved attention in the U.S. The British street music, best epitomized by Dizzee Rascal's Boy In Da Corner, has its fans in America, no doubt, but no one of West's influence has ever embraced it to the extent that he's been rumored to on his next album Some Help Me God. Still