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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400 
    The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.

Palm Springs Celebrates Its Past, And Tourists Arrive In Droves 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400 
    Palm Springs was the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood. Then its glamour faded. Now its midcentury architecture, its retro style and the allure of its past are fueling a rebirth.

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400 
    A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.

Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:29:00 -0400 
    The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart. Shipping uranium to Russia is a point of contention.

For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:41:00 -0400 
    Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.

Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:36:00 -0400 
    Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.

Clinton Seeks A 'New Relationship' With The Press 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:24:00 -0400 
    Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out? 
  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:44:39 -0400 
    Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.

What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area? 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400 
    More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.

Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400 
    NPR's Arun Rath talks with's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400 
    Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.

Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:45:00 -0400 
    When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.

Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:51 -0400 
    A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.

Man Brings Joy And New Shoes To Somali Refugees 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400 
    In Clarkston, Ga., a Somali American man named Omar Shekhey helps refugees get settled in their new lives.

Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:38:00 -0400 
    German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
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