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History
6:21 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

In New England, Recognizing A Little Known History Of Slavery

The new African Burying Ground Memorial Park was dedicated on Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H.
Emily Corwin NHPR

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 6:26 pm

Two men are sliding nine pine coffins into a vault in the ground on Chestnut Street in downtown Portsmouth, N.H. The remains were disinterred in 2003, part of a long forgotten burial ground for African slaves discovered during routine road work. Now, they are being reburied among 200 other long forgotten men and women as part of Portsmouth's new African Burying Ground Memorial Park.

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The Two-Way
3:45 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, earlier this month. In an interview on CNN today, Carter complained that Iraqi forces lacked "the will to fight" the self-declared Islamic State.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" the self-declared Islamic State and that they lost western Anbar province to the extremist group despite outnumbering their opponents.

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The Two-Way
11:20 am
Sun May 24, 2015

'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the university in Oct. 1994 after being named the winner of the Nobel Prize for economics.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 3:07 pm

Updated at 12:01 p.m. ET

John Forbes Nash, Jr., the Nobel laureate known for his groundbreaking work on game theory and differential equations, was killed along with his wife in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, police say. He was 86.

His death was first reported by NJ.com citing a police official. NPR has confirmed the report through longtime colleague Louis Nirenberg. The couple were killed on Saturday.

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National Security
9:39 am
Sun May 24, 2015

At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy

A carry team at Dover Air Force Base trains on the proper protocol for a dignified transfer.
Ariel Zambelich NPR

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 1:44 pm

There is a grim kind of math that comes with war.

Most of the troops who died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were flown to Dover Air Force base in Delaware. And for most of the wars, those dignified transfers were off limits to the press. That changed in 2009, when President Obama lifted the media ban and paid a visit to Dover himself.

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Around the Nation
7:36 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Ohio To Set Standards For Police Use Of Deadly Force

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 11:15 am

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Around the Nation
7:31 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 11:15 am

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Around the Nation
7:31 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 11:15 am

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The Two-Way
2:48 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Dozens Of Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal

A protestor films riot police Saturday as they advance on a small march against the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a Cleveland patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 10:20 am

Updated at 9:40 a.m. ET

Cleveland police in riot gear made a number of arrests Saturday night, as protesters poured into the streets, angry over the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.

Reuters says a total of 71 arrests were made.

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Environment
5:08 pm
Sat May 23, 2015

Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 7:24 pm

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Law
5:08 pm
Sat May 23, 2015

Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

Originally published on Sat May 23, 2015 6:30 pm

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