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Cleveland Officer Acquitted In 2012 Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Suspects 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 11:01:00 -0400 
    Michael Brelo was one of 13 officers involved in the incident that included 137 shots and killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a high-speed car chase.

Robert Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 08:56:00 -0400 
    The former secretary of defense says that even stepping up the rules of engagement for U.S. troops in Iraq might not keep ISIS in check. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says.

'They're Not Gang Members': Bikers Protest Mass Arrests In Waco 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 08:10:00 -0400 
    Bikers claim that many who were arrested in the Waco, Texas, brawl last week were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But police say the bikers were "known criminal gang members."

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Reopens Fierce Environmental Debate 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:54:28 -0400 
    The long-term environmental impacts of this week's oil spill in California may not be clear for some time. Meantime, the spill has reignited a fierce local debate over off-shore oil drilling.

Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:54:28 -0400 
    The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

At Day Center For The Elderly, 'They Have Everything' 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:54:00 -0400 
    As America grapples with how to care for an aging population, a growing industry aims to provide families a place to send their loved ones who need supervision and support — just for the day.

Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 05:30:00 -0400 
    Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.

Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 03:35:00 -0400 
    The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.

Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 01:15:00 -0400 
    The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.

Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 21:11:00 -0400 
    The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.

TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' Amid Reports Of Star's Sexual Misconduct As Minor 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 19:33:00 -0400 
    Reports say Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003. Duggar has apologized, and his family says they have been open about "one of the most difficult times of our lives."

In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:42:00 -0400 
    What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.

Openly Gay Leader: Boy Scouts Won't Exist If Discrimination Continues 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:39:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Brian Peffly about how Robert Gates called the ban on openly gay adult leaders unsustainable. Peffly's scouting membership was revoked because he is openly gay.

Pre-Race Day, Indy 500 Struggles With Flying Cars 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:39:00 -0400 
    Leading up to the premier race has been a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find a solution.
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