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The L.A. Riots, As A Neighbor Remembers It

Twenty years ago Sunday, Los Angeles erupted into destructive riots after the verdict in the Rodney King trial. The violence lasted six days and left more than 50 dead and over $1 billion in damage. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates remembers; she lived in the one of the neighborhoods that went up in flames.
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Obama Said WHAT? At The Correspondents' Dinner?

Politicians, journalists and celebrities gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Guest host David Greene chats with veteran White House correspondent and SiriusXM host Julie Mason for a wrap-up of the night's festivities.
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In Hockey Playoffs, A Question Of Fairness

Guest host David Greene talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about his sports idea for the week, plus a little something out of left field.
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Japanese Leader To Make Rare White House Visit

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda meets with President Obama in Washington on Monday. It's been more than three years since a Japanese head of state attended a summit at the White House. Lucy Craft explains why.
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National Guard Members' Next Battle: The Job Hunt

As more soldiers return to civilian life, a civilian job may not be there waiting. Service members with the National Guard have the extra challenge of convincing employers to hire them when they may be called to active duty for a year or more. There are laws to protect them, but it's hard to prove discrimination.
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After L.A. Riots, A Failed Effort For A Broken City

Twenty years ago, while the ashes of the riots in L.A. were still smoldering, then-Mayor Tom Bradley announced a new organization that would repair the shattered city: Rebuild L.A. Its mission was to spend five years harnessing the power of the private sector to replace and improve on what was lost. While it created a lot of hope, it created even more disappointment.
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Help For The Economy? Not From Debt-Bound Grads

In a little more than 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in this country has doubled to more than $1 trillion. While soaring student debt won't likely start another banking crisis, the problem could slowly drag down future economic growth.
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Civil Liberties Groups See Holes In Cyber Defense Bill

The House has approved a bill designed to improve the nation's defenses against cyber attacks by foreign governments or terrorists. The measure would make it easier for the government and private sector to share data about suspected cyber threats. Civil liberties groups say the bill is a threat to privacy and Internet freedom. Even though it passed the House with significant support from Democrats, the White House is threatening a veto. NPR's Steve Henn reports.

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