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Code Switch
7:16 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Civilians Can Record Police Encounters, But When Is It Interference?

Cellphones were used to record a 2012 confrontation between protesters and police in Springfield, Ill.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 11:50 am

The arrest of South Carolina police Officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott in North Charleston this week, came shortly after the release of a cellphone video recorded by an eyewitness.

The filming of police by civilians has also sparked controversy, and it often causes confusion about what is legal.

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Code Switch
5:51 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Who Gets To Dance In 'Swan Lake'? The Answer Is Changing

Misty Copeland (left) and Brooklyn Mack play Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried in this year's Washington Ballet production of Swan Lake. It is the first time that two black dancers star in Swan Lake in a major American production.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 8:47 am

Something rare is happening in the world of ballet: At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., two African-American dancers will be the leads in The Washington Ballet's production of Swan Lake. Misty Copeland, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will dance the dual role of Odette and Odile, while Brooklyn Mack of The Washington Ballet will dance Prince Siegfried.

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Around the Nation
3:11 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

On Welfare? Don't Use The Money For Movies, Say Kansas Lawmakers

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 5:09 pm

Welfare recipients in Kansas may soon be barred from spending their benefits on activities like going to the movies or swimming, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from bank machines.

If Gov. Sam Brownback signs the bill, it will become one of the strictest welfare laws in the country. It's one of a number of such measures popping up in states that say they're trying to reduce fraud and get people off the welfare rolls. But opponents say the laws are mean-spirited and hurt the poor.

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Middle East
2:58 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Saudi Arabia, Supporters Brave Varied Geopolitical Forces In Yemen

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:16 pm

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Simon Henderson with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy about the wider impact of the conflict in Yemen. Saudi Arabia, along with support from several nations including the United States, has been conducting airstrikes in Yemen targeting Houthi rebels.

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Business
2:40 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Brands Target Tween Girls In Bid To Keep Them As Longtime Customers

In a video posted to YouTube last year by the women's health company HelloFlo, a preteen girl fakes her period and faces unexpected, and embarrassing, repercussions from her mother.
YouTube

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 6:06 am

Quick — name one awkward thing you could talk about with a 12-year-old girl. How about menstruation?

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World
2:40 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Despite Optimism, Many Cubans Still Wish To Leave, Secret Poll Finds

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:16 pm

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Law
2:40 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Charleston NAACP President Calls For Police Department Reforms

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:16 pm

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Books
1:32 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Queen Victoria's Childhood Story To Be Published

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:16 pm

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Britain's longest ruling monarch, Queen Victoria, will soon have her name on a children's book - not as a character, but as the author and illustrator. The title, "The Adventures Of Alice Laselles, By Alexandrina Victoria, Aged 10 and 3/4."

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Politics
1:32 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Cuban Dissidents, Castro Supporters Throw Fists At Americas Summit

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:16 pm

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Politics
1:32 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

In Jamaica, Obama Announces Plan To Diversify Caribbean Energy

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 7:16 pm

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