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Illinois House Leaders Override Governor's Veto On Heroin Addiction Bill 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:01:00 -0400 
    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner partially vetoed the Heroin Crisis Act, which would have cleared the way for Medicaid to fund addiction treatments.


Federal Ferguson Review Finds More Than 100 Lessons For Police 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:49:00 -0400 
    An assessment of police response to the demonstrations there calls into question strategies like the overwatch tactic, with officers using rifle sights to survey the crowd from atop tactical vehicles.


Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:41:00 -0400 
    Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.


Wrongfully Imprisoned North Carolina Men Receive Payout 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:25:00 -0400 
    In North Carolina Wednesday, two half-brothers wrongfully imprisoned for more than 30 years for a murder they did not commit were awarded $750,000 each. They were released last year.


Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:25:00 -0400 
    Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.


For A Baltimore Boutique Owner, A 'Joyous' Reopening After The Riots 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:25:00 -0400 
    Baltimore clothing shop Flawless Damsels is one of the more than 400 businesses damaged in last spring's riots. The shop recently reopened and was bustling, though that's not the case everywhere.


From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:58:00 -0400 
    Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.


Akron, Ohio, To Hold Fall Election After Long-Serving Mayor Resigns 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Akron, Ohio, had one of the longest serving mayors in the country. Now it's working on selecting its fourth mayor in less than a year after the long-time mayor abruptly resigned.


Obama Clinches 34th Vote To Secure Iran Nuclear Deal 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Winning over its 34th member of the Senate, the Obama administration now has enough votes to block Congressional efforts to derail the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry also boosted the deal in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.


Baltimore Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Charges In Freddie Gray Case 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Baltimore's chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby scored a victory Wednesday at a pre-trial hearing for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.


Pope Visit Highlights Latino Role In The Future Of The Catholic Church 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Latinos are a big part of the shift of the Catholic Church's strength from the Northeast to the West and South. NPR speaks to Latino Catholics in California about the Pope's upcoming visit.


Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.


Attorney General Loretta Lynch Denounces Recent Attacks On Police Officers 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch, sworn in on the day of Baltimore unrest, again confronts tension between minority communities and police. Lynch condemns recent police killings and calls on everyone — law enforcement and civilians — to come together to stop a recent spate of violence.


Biden Fuels Speculation Of Presidential Run With College Affordability Speech 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Miami on Wednesday to talk about college affordability fueling speculation that he will launch a bid for the Democratic nomination for president.


Fall In Shipping Commodities Threatens Commercial Railroad Industry 
  Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:39:00 -0400 
    After decades of growth, some railroads are cutting staff because some of the most lucrative businesses for railroads — shipping commodities such as coal, crude oil and ore — have fallen off steeply.
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