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Marion, Ala., Remembers Death That Sparked 1965 Selma Marches

The Selma-to-Montgomery marches might not have happened if not for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson a few weeks before in Marion, Ala. NPR returned to Marion as people remembered Jackson and how his death was a catalyst for many other civil rights events in 1965.
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Affordable Care Act To Face Critical Test At Supreme Court

The president's signature accomplishment — the Affordable Care Act — faces yet another critical test. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Congress intended for the federal health insurance exchange to offer the same subsidies available to those in state exchanges.
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Petraeus Agrees To Plead Guilty To Improperly Handling Classified Information

In 2011, retired Gen. David Petraeus allegedly gave several books with classified information to his biographer Paula Broadwell. He later was forced to resign as CIA director.
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After Netanyahu's Speech, A Reality Check

The Israeli prime minister has warned about the dangers of the Iranian nuclear program for two decades. He has shaped the debate, but will he influence the final outcome?
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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Enrollment at teacher training programs is down in many parts of the country, raising fears of a looming teacher shortage.
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House Votes To Fund DHS Until Sept. 30 — Without Immigration Curbs

The vote is a victory for President Obama as Republicans had wanted to strip funding for the president's executive actions on immigration from the bill.
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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.
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'Nothing New' In Netanyahu's Speech, Obama Says

The reaction to Israeli prime minister speech on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress is, so far, along partisan lines.
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David Petraeus Enters Into Plea Deal With Justice Department

The former CIA chief and retired general, whose military career has been overshadowed by charges that he gave classified data to his mistress, will plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
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The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

The complicated story behind the simple, repetitive wordplay jest.

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