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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:52:40 -0400
NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel. 
A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:49:00 -0400
With rising seas, cities like Satellite Beach, Fla., are debating options: defend the shoreline to avoid destruction, or retreat, withdrawing homes and businesses from the water's edge. 
Court Says Navy Investigators Illegally Scan Civilian Computers  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:29:00 -0400
At issue is a Navy investigation that snagged a civilian trading in child porn. The appeals court said the actions violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the military from enforcing state laws. 
Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:28:00 -0400
Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer. 
Fans Call On NFL To Address Domestic Violence Issues  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:58:00 -0400
On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Falcons. Local football fans talk about the broader issue of domestic abuse among professional football players. 
Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:33:00 -0400
Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals. 
Hundreds Of Homes Threatened By Calif.'s King Fire  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:18:00 -0400
In drought-stricken California, firefighters have their hands full battling nearly a dozen major wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate. 
Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:16:00 -0400
In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant. 
San Francisco Politician Goes Public With His Choice To Take Anti-HIV Drug  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0400
City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision. 
Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:08:00 -0400
Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents. 
Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:53:00 -0400
The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians. 
Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:38:00 -0400
Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union. 
Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dreams  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:29:00 -0400
In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity. 
Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:06:26 -0400
The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines. 
Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:06:00 -0400
Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.