'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises
By Michaeleen Doucleff

April 17, 2014

A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.

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The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium
By Noah Adams

April 17, 2014

In another installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered snake effigy, created a millennium ago.

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Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant
By Scott Neuman

April 17, 2014

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."

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When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job
By Yuki Noguchi

April 17, 2014

Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.

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Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine
By Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

April 17, 2014

Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue.

States Are Spotty In Following High Court Lead On Juvenile Sentencing
By NPR Staff

April 17, 2014

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.

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Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States
By Scott Horsley

April 17, 2014

President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.

Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis
By Kirk Siegler

April 17, 2014

Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.

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Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million
By Scott Neuman

April 17, 2014

At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.

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Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board
By Frank James

April 17, 2014

Much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race — in both political parties — hinges on whether Clinton decides to run. She has said she'll announce by the end of the year.

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BP Exec Who Led Cleanup Settles On Charges Of Insider Trading
By Scott Neuman

April 17, 2014

Keith A. Seilhan, who was the incident commander directing the company's cleanup effort, allegedly sold $1 million in BP stock based on nonpublic information about the extent of the spill.

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15 Injured After Firetrucks Collide, Smash Into LA Restaurant
By Scott Neuman

April 17, 2014

Two vehicles from different departments were rushing to the same fire in a suburb of Los Angeles when they collided. One of them careened into the restaurant.

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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?
April 17, 2014

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

'Miserable' Doctors Prescribe A Different Career
April 17, 2014

A lot of children grow up wanting to be doctors, but now some physicians are discouraging others from joining the profession. What has changed over the years?


You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class
April 17, 2014

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education?

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court
April 17, 2014

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.


Do America's Deportation Policies Work?
April 17, 2014

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream
April 17, 2014

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?


One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water
By Mark Memmott

April 17, 2014

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

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Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South
April 17, 2014

In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.