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Justices Divide By Gender In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The company, citing religion, argued before the Supreme Court that it shouldn't have to provide contraception coverage in its health plan. The coverage is mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
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Beating Video Sparks Discipline Debate

A video described as a dad hitting his 13-year-old daughter has gone viral, sparking a heated debate. Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses whether using physical punishment is ever appropriate.
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Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters To Death

An Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced them to death over the killing of a police officer. Human rights groups say the unprecedented verdict followed a sham trial that wrapped up in 2 days.
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The Science And Social Challenges Behind Landslide Prevention

David Montgomery, a geologist at the University of Washington, Seattle, and author of The Rocks Don't Lie, explains the mechanics of a mudslide.
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With Fake Iranian Ship, Filmmakers Take Realism Overboard

A massive vessel is under construction in the water off Iran. An Iranian filmmaker says the craft, which resembles an aircraft carrier, is just a movie prop, but that hasn't stopped speculation from circulating in the U.S. Eric Schmitt of The New York Times explains the situation.
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Journalists Say 'Protect And Serve' Became Steal And Abuse

Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker won a Pulitzer Prize for their investigation on police corruption in Philadelphia. They talk about their reporting and new book Busted.
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Egyptian Court Sentences More Than 500 Morsi Supporters To Die

The court found 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters guilty of killing one police officer in a riot last year. It is being described as the country's largest-ever mass sentencing.
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When Vanilla Was Brown And How We Came To See It As White

Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. But the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.
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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Freed On Bail

Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of Egypt's best-known bloggers, has a long track record of criticizing the government; he's been doing it over the course of four regimes.
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Former Sex Traffic Victim Becomes A Full-Time Advocate For Others

In this encore presentation of a "Sunday Conversation," NPR's Rachel Martin talks with a former victim of child sex trafficking, who now works as an advocate and mentor for other victims.

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