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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana Should Be Legal

npr.org — Retired Justice John Paul Stevens made some news in an interview with NPR's Scott Simon on Thursday. Scott asked him if the federal government should legalize marijuana. "Yes," Stevens replied. "I really think that that's another instance of public opinion [that's] changed.
Insert "high court" joke here RT @SanhoTree: Retired Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana Should Be Legal n.pr/1lKfOAm
Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens says n.pr/1lLBYlH the federal government should follow Washington and Colorado on legal pot.
RT @DaveEdwardsWUWM: @nprscottsimon asked former SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens if marijuana shoulc be legalized. He said “Yes.” npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…
RT @MarijuanaPolicy: Big News! Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: #Marijuana Should Be Legal n.pr/1lKfOAm #mmot
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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again

npr.org — Monitors flash Kaji Sherpa's vital signs as he recovers in the ICU of Kathmandu's Norvic International hospital. Miraculously, the 39-year-old senior climber survived the wall of deadly ice and snow that crushed 16 of his colleagues in the largest loss of life in a single day on Everest, the mountain Sherpas call "Mother Goddess of Earth."
RT @JulieMcCarthyJM: Turmoil at the Top of World. Via @nprnews: Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again n.pr/1lI5xEJ
Turmoil at the Top of World. Via @nprnews: Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again n.pr/1lI5xEJ
Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again n.pr/1lI5xEJ Via @nprnews #everest

Baker Hughes phasing in full disclosure of fracking fluid

stateimpact.npr.org — In Pennsylvania, companies are required to publicly disclose the chemicals they use for hydraulic fracturing with the exception of "trade secrets." EnergyWire reports that Baker Hughes, a major service company for the oil and natural gas industry, has quietly implemented a new policy to disclose the ingredients in its fracking fluid -- no exceptions.
RT @KatieColaneri: Baker Hughes phasing in full disclosure of #fracking fluid, phasing out "trade secrets" n.pr/1tHcoDX via @MikeSoraghan
RT @AlleghenyFront: Service company for natural gas industry bucks trend & will disclose all fracking chemicals n.pr/1nsdemy via …
RT @KatieColaneri: Baker Hughes phasing in full disclosure of #fracking fluid, phasing out "trade secrets" n.pr/1tHcoDX via @MikeSoraghan
RT @KatieColaneri: Baker Hughes phasing in full disclosure of #fracking fluid, phasing out "trade secrets" n.pr/1tHcoDX via @MikeSoraghan

'The Other Woman': When Terrible Movies Happen To Funny Actresses

npr.org — Barry Wetcher/Twentieth Century Fox There is a moment in The Other Woman in which Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz, playing a wife and her husband's former mistress - now friends - fall into a hedge together. When they're spotted, there's a little bit of physical business that's legitimately funny.
this movie sounds like a bag of crap, but it gave me another chance to read the wonderful @nprmonkeysee npr.org/blogs/monkeyse…
This is more like it RT @nprmonkeysee 'The Other Woman': When Terrible Movies Happen To Funny Actresses. npr.org/blogs/monkeyse…
re: @nprmonkeysee's The Other Woman reivew n.pr/1l83LOB Turns out I was right in guessing it wouldn't pass the Bechdel Test
She hated hated hated this movie. RT @nprmonkeysee: 'The Other Woman': When Terrible Movies Happen To Funny Actresses npr.org/blogs/monkeyse…

On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK

npr.org — Voting for this year's midterm elections is already underway in some states that hold early primaries. In Georgia, a field of seven GOP candidates is locked in a bitter fight for the nomination to succeed retiring Senate Republican Saxby Chambliss.
RT @charlieNPR: JFK is on the ballot this year in Georgia. But he's not related to the Kennedy dynasty, And he's a Republican npr.org/2014/04/24/306…
JFK is on the ballot this year in Georgia. But he's not related to the Kennedy dynasty, And he's a Republican npr.org/2014/04/24/306…

Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

npr.org — One of the biggest challenges American hospitals face right now is moving to electronic medical records from old-fashioned paper files. The switch is costing tens of billions of dollars, eating up tons of staff time, and it's especially tough for the country's 2,000 rural and small-town hospitals.
Airing in minutes: Some rural hospitals trade independence for #EMR help. My story for @nprnews on @npratc today. n.pr/1ie3Tf5
Some rural hospitals trade independence for #EMR help. My story from MT for @nprnews on @npratc today. n.pr/1ie3Tf5

Book News: Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are As Good As A Pay Raise

npr.org — The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Going to the library gives people the same kick as getting a raise does - a £1,359 ($ 2,282) raise, to be exact - according to a study commissioned by the U.K.'s Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
Hey, @saclib! RT @nprnews: Book News: Study Says Library Trips Can Make You Happy As A Pay Raise n.pr/1k8ObRI
RT @nprnews: Book News: Study Says Library Trips Can Make You Happy As A Pay Raise n.pr/1k8ObRI
RT @rooster: A trip to the library is as good as a raise (happiness-wise), says a Study: j.mp/1iREibz @nprbooks
UK "happiness study" finds a trip to the library feels as good as getting a raise: n.pr/1lICbWA
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Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos

npr.org — A few days after winning a Pulitzer Prize for his photos of a 2013 terrorist attack in a Nairobi mall, Tyler Hicks received an email. It was from one of the women he'd photographed that day - sheltering her two young children on the floor of a cafe.
Via @nprnews: Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos n.pr/1lJerBV
Via @nprnews: @TylerHicksPhoto Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos n.pr/1lJerBV #photojournalism
Via @nprnews: Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall #Photos n.pr/1lJerBV
"Amidst the gunfire... you had this kind of mall music that played throughout the entire attack." npr.org/blogs/pictures…
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Kerry Says Window For Russia To Change Course In Ukraine Is Closing

npr.org — Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a strongly worded warning to Russia on Thursday, saying the U.S. is ready to impose more sanctions if Russia refuses to deescalate the situation in Ukraine. "The window to change course is closing," Kerry said. If Russia doesn't change course, "the world will make sure the costs for Russia will only grow."

American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine

npr.org — Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images Simon Ostrovsky, the Vice News journalist who was reportedly seized by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine earlier this week, has been released, according to his employer. "VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health," the website reports on Thursday.
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RT @nprnews: American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine n.pr/1k9A8LY

Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History

npr.org — San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park K01.2.571PL Rewind to the year 1888: The 202-foot SS City of Chester, departing San Francisco harbor in thick fog is nearly cut in two by the much larger liner Oceanic, arriving from Hong Kong.
RT @nprnews: Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History n.pr/1hpGF4X
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Feds Rescind Washington's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

npr.org — Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the Obama Administration. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan notified the state of his decision today, which will restrict's Washington's flexibility in spending federal education dollars.
RT @nprnews: Feds Rescind Washington's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver n.pr/1kay8TI

Lawyers Use High Court Petition To Highlight Prosecutorial Misconduct

npr.org — Lawyers for a computer support technician convicted of possessing ricin to use as a weapon are asking the Supreme Court on Thursday to hear his appeal, as a way to send a message about widespread prosecutorial misconduct. The technician, Kenneth R.

The Joys Of Spoiling

npr.org — In the age of the Internet, the act of spoiling is easier than ever before. Through live tweeting and message boards and comment sections, the information is out there and spreads quickly. But why do some people enjoy revealing certain information about stories - surprises and finales and more - before others have had the opportunity to experience?

All Tech Considered

npr.org — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is offering up some new rules to govern traffic on the Internet. The draft document could allow some Web companies to pay more for faster access. It's the latest attempt by the FCC to adjust so-called network neutrality rules, initially intended to make sure that all traffic on the Internet moves at the same speed.
Entrepreneurs worry about what's to come w. New FCC rules on Net Neutrality n.pr/1lKDZyk
Via @nprnews: Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan n.pr/1lKDZyk
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