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Preventing 'The Next Bell': The Impact Of A Calif. City Investigation

The cash-strapped city of Bell, Calif., is seeing justice after an almost four-year investigation of top city officials. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Vives.
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'Bully' Serves His Punishment: Holding Sign In Public

After a court found Edmond Aviv had abused his neighbors with racial slurs and pranks, he was forced to sit by a busy street with a sign proclaiming, "I am a bully."
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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.
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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.
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Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled In Colorado

You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.
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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.
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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.
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Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.
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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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