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Precedents For Bag Searches, Metro Security Efforts

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Local civil liberties groups are criticizing Metro for random bag searches implemented today at train stations. Metro says the searches are part of its continuing effort to improve security. Civil liberties groups say they violate the Fourth Amendment and are not necessarily effective.

Michael Greenberger talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about the controversy. He's a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and the director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


What Information Do Intelligence Agencies Need To Keep U.S. Safe?

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University about what information intelligence agencies need to keep the U.S. safe.

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