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NFL Announces It Will Forgo Its Tax Exempt Status

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews author Gregg Easterbrook, who's book The King of Sports: Football's Impact on America talks about the NFL's surprising tax status.
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Residents Fight To Keep Coney Island's Boardwalk Wooden

Decades of wear and tear and damage from Hurricane Sandy have taken it's toll on the boardwalk. New York's Parks Department wants to refurbish the boards with plastic composite and concrete.
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NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League's 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.
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A Rural Police Chief Asks Citizens To Help Pick Up Used Syringes

The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can't keep up, so they've asked residents to help.
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'Go Home. Please': 'Wire' Creator David Simon Urges Calm In Baltimore

In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be "argued, debated, addressed ... this moment ... can still, in the end, "prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city."
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'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

The president said "there's no excuse for the kind of violence" that has erupted after peaceful protests following the death of a black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.
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Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?
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Tensions Running High In Baltimore After Night Of Rioting

National Guard troops fanned out across parts of Baltimore following violence in which about a dozen buildings were burned. More than 200 people were arrested.

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'Ain't no way you can sit here and be silent'

Peaceful demonstrations on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray were overshadowed by violence in the streets of Baltimore.
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Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.

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