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Stories for April 28, 2013

Obama To Nominate Charlotte Mayor For Transportation Post

April 28
Dana Farrington / NPR
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Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx will be nominated by the president to be the next transportation secretary on Monday, a White House official confirms.

Teen Sexual Assault: Where Does The Conversation Start?

April 28
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The narrative is become all too familiar: accusations of sexual assault, followed by bullying of the victims on social media.

'A Lot of Love and Souls' - 6,000 Who Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

April 28
Khari Johnson
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The names and faces of more than 6,000 Americans killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were on display this weekend in a banner that will accompany an activist as he treks across country to draw attention to their sacrifice.

Obama And O'Brien Take Jabs At Politics And Media (Highlights)

April 28
Bill Chappell / NPR
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President Obama joined members of the media in making fun of themselves and each other, as Washington's players in politics and journalism gathered for the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Spoke Of Jihad With Mother, Reports Say

April 28
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev "vaguely discussed" jihad during a 2011 phone conversation with his mother, according to a U.S. official who described the recording to the Associated Press. The call, taped by a Russian government agency, reportedly did not include any mention of a plot inside the U.S.

New Jersey Homeowners Say Flood Maps Will Add Huge Costs

April 28
Tracey Samuelson / NPR
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Superstorm Sandy pummeled the east coast six months ago, and as with other natural disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was there from day one, finding people temporary shelter and later supporting rebuilding efforts.

House Leadership Crashes Into Outside Hurdles On Bills

April 28
Tamara Keith / NPR
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The House was set to vote this week on a bill modifying the president's health care law. The Republican bill was supported by the leadership, but ran into trouble and was pulled from the floor before the scheduled vote.

Vermont To FEMA: Put Us On The Flood Maps

April 28
Nancy Cohen / NPR
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In Vermont, people affected by floods in recent years are now wishing they could be included on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood maps.