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Before North Carolina, There Were Other Contentious 'Bathroom Bill' Fights

New Hampshire was the site of one of the first legislative battle grounds over transgender rights.
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How To Fix A Graduation Rate Of 1 In 10? Ask The Dropouts

Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here's one campus — San Jose State University — that's trying to do something about it.
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Army Love: A Fallen Soldier's Widow Tells Their Daughter How It All Began

This Memorial Day weekend at Storycorps, a mother and daughter remember a husband and father who died in Iraq when his Humvee hit an IED.

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The Week In Sports

NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the NBA Finals, the fallout at Baylor University after a report on sexual assault, and the looming shadow of Zika over the summer Olympics in Rio.
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Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.
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William Bell Heads Back To His Roots In 'This Is Where I Live'

William Bell cut his first Stax records tracks more than 50 years ago. Now, he's back on the label. Bell tells NPR's Scott Simon about his new album, and remixing one of his biggest hits.
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As Democratic Convention Nears, The Battle To Unite Under One Candidate

Ed Rendell, chairman of this year's Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his expectations for the convention, and how to unify the party under one candidate.
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Focus On Libertarian Election Amid Voter Discontent Over Clinton-Trump Race

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.
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At Century Mark, Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In Decades

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.
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Even A Win In California Could Have Little Impact On Sanders Securing The Nomination

Bernie Sanders is making a strong push in California as the Democratic primary race nears its end. Polls show him in a dead heat with frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the Golden State.

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