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Physician-Assisted Death Legislation Moves Forward In California

Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

California's Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, a bill that would allow doctor-assisted suicide for some terminally ill patients. The bill had been stalled for years, in part because doctors opposed it. But last month the California Medical Association dropped its opposition, becoming the first state medical association to do so. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Dr. Theodore Mazer, a member of the association's executive board, about the decision.

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Former House Speaker Hastert To Appear In Federal Court On Tuesday

Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

The Illinois Republican, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, will hear charges of withdrawing funds illegally and lying to the FBI. He's not the first high-profile Illinois politician to run afoul of the law.

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Video Shows Texas Police Officer Pulling Gun On Teens At Pool Party

Sun, 2015-06-07 12:35

The McKinney Police Department says the incident occurred when officers responded to "a disturbance involving multiple juveniles" who did not have permission to be at a community pool.

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Wawrinka Wins French Open, Denying Novak Djovic's Career Grand Slam Bid

Sun, 2015-06-07 10:40

Eighth-seeded Stan Wawrinka defeated the No. 1 seed in Sunday's final. It's Wawrinka's second major title. His win thwarts Djovokic's shot at the only major title he hasn't won.

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Turkish Polls Close In Crucial Parliamentary Election

Sun, 2015-06-07 08:37

If President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing Justice and Development Party wins a big majority, it will be used to push through constitutional reforms establishing a strong executive.

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Sleep Like A Baby (Minus The Night Terrors) With Good Vibrations

Sun, 2015-06-07 08:03

A startup has developed a method the firm says will put to bed kids' night terrors, a minor sleep disorder that can impact a family's quality of life. The device uses app-controlled timed vibrations.

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Saudi High Court Upholds Blasphemy Sentence On Blogger

Sun, 2015-06-07 07:50

Raif Badawi, who was arrested in 2012 for "insulting Islam through electronic means," will undergo a total of 1,000 lashes and spend a decade behind bars.

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Convicted Murders Manage 'Extraordinary' Prison Break In New York

Sun, 2015-06-07 06:17

Two inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat, used power tools to cut through steel walls, slithered through a steam pipe and emerged on the outside through a manhole.

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In Newark, Reversing 40 Years Of Neighborhood Neglect

Sun, 2015-06-07 05:25

Newark, N.J., has spent decades in decline. Mayor Ras Baraka is trying to turn the city around, with intensive investment in two tough neighborhoods. Residents say he has a lot of history to overcome.

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Obama At G-7: West Must Stand Up To 'Russian Aggression'

Sun, 2015-06-07 05:05

The president arrived in Bavaria for the summit, where Western leaders are due to discuss the situation in Ukraine and how to prevent Greece from defaulting on its sovereign debt.

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GOP Suiters Woo Iowa With Bikes, Barbeque And Barnstorming

Sun, 2015-06-07 04:46

Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.

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Both Sides Claim Victory Over EPA Fracking Study

Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

The Environmental Protection Agency has found no evidence that fracking has let to widespread, systemic pollution of water. Correspondent Jeff Brady tells NPR's Rachel Martin what the report means.

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Procedural Justice: Taking The Ego Out Of Policing

Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

In California, a program called "procedural justice" aims to improve the relationship between police and communities of color. Officer Kyle Hay tells NPR's Rachel Martin how it has helped him on his beat.

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Search Is On For Two New York Prison Escapees

Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

A massive manhunt is underway in New York for two convicted murders who escaped Saturday from a maximum security facility in upstate New York.

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Greek Government Leaders Lose Support In Europe

Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the Eurozone remained locked in a standoff over a new credit deal.

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Laura Kipnis: The Boundaries Of Assault Have Stretched

Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

Northwestern professor Laura Kipnis was recently cleared in a Title IX investigation prompted by student complaints over an essay she wrote. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the controversy.

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As G7 Begins, Greek Bailout Tops Agenda — And Isolation Fears Grip Greece

Sun, 2015-06-07 03:26

The leftist party that swept Greek elections earlier this year promised to save Greece from the clutches of austerity. But Greece and the European Union remained deadlocked over a new credit deal.

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He Was In A Cab Stuck In Traffic. A Beggar Asked For Alms...

Sun, 2015-06-07 00:51

His heart said "Give!" His mind wondered: "Am I gullible? Do handouts really help?" Looking back, he's not happy with the choice he made.

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After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

Sat, 2015-06-06 15:02

The colt ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, after winning the Derby and the Preakness. He's the first horse since 1978 to achieve what some call the most difficult feat in sports.

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Wimberley Residents Reluctant To Return Weeks After Devastating Floods

Sat, 2015-06-06 13:26

Search crews continue to look for three missing people after the Memorial Day weekend flood on the Blanco River. Meanwhile, those in Wimberley, Texas, are struggling to put their lives back together.

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