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What's That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That's Causing Quite A Stink

Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.
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Native American Actors Walk Off Set of Adam Sandler Movie

A dozen Native American actors walked off the set of director Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six Wednesday claiming the native characters and culture in the film were mocked and degraded.
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Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
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In Charlotte, N.C., Police Use Simulators To Engage Community Amid Distrust

In the aftermath of several police shootings of unarmed black men, many police departments are holding community forums to talk to residents about policing.
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California Cities Struggle To Meet Water Conservation Targets

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.
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Comcast Drops $45 Billion Bid For Time Warner Cable

Comcast called off its pending merger with Time Warner Cable Friday morning. Regulators were concerned that a combined company would control too much of the market for broadband Internet service.
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HIV Outbreak In Indiana Grows With Nearly 140 Confirmed Cases

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams for the latest on the Indiana HIV outbreak. There are now 136 confirmed cases tied to injection drug users in one community in rural Scott County.
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Week In Politics: Clinton Foundation, Drone Strikes

NPR's Melissa Block talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Clinton Foundation financial news and drone strikes.
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Hostage Deaths Call U.S. Drone Program Into Question

The unintended deaths of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike has reignited the debate over the tactic. President Obama said the program would be reviewed though it's not clear what that means.
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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.

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