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NPR Topics: U.S.
Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.

Many Question Lack Of Plea Deal In Boston Bombing Case
Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls
NPR Topics: World
Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.

'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections
Kurdish-German Journalist Makes Light Of Hate Mail In Spoken Word Act
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The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

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Many Question Lack Of Plea Deal In Boston Bombing Case

The dramatic admission of guilt by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team in its opening statement Wednesday has generated questions about the trial now underway.

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Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.

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Animal-Rights Advocates Cheer End Of Elephants In Circus

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Katherine Meyer, an attorney with the Wildlife Advocacy Project, about how animal advocates are celebrating the end of elephants in the Ringling Bros. circus.

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NPR Topics: Politics
'Zionist Union' Party Creates A Stir In Israeli Elections

The opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party in the Israeli elections calls itself the "Zionist Union" as it looks to claim the country's middle-ground voters.

Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public
Clinton's Private Email Server Has Advantages, Vulnerabilities
NPR Topics: Economy
As Economy Improves, Wages Remain Stagnant

Monthly jobless data is released Friday. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal.

Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains
States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma
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