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Missoula Gets Mixed Marks In Audit Of Sexual Assault Response

A new audit shows Missoula is doing a better job of responding to reports of sexual assault. That same audit also says there's room for improvement.
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Sugar vs. Cholesterol: John Yudkin vs. Ancel Keys

Greg and Jon travel back to the mid-1960s, when an alarming rise in the number of heart attacks led scientists to look for causal links between diet and heart health.
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Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

Baltimore's lead prosecutor, Marilyn J. Mosby, announced on Friday that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. Mosby, who took office in January, is charging six city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.NPR's Bill Chappell wrote that Mosby's investigation found that Gray's arrest was "in itself illegal" and that the prosecutor had told the Gray family that "no one is above the law."Mosby also called on the city's demonstrators,...
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50th Anniversary Short Fiction Contest Winners

After two gunmen opened fire at the site of a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest Sunday night in Garland, Texas, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which organized the event, is once again in the spotlight.

Here are five things you should know about the group.

Looking for new growth and promising better restaurant experiences for customers, McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook is changing how the chain manages global markets and plans to boost the number of franchised restaurants.

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," Easterbrook said in a video released Monday. "The numbers don't lie. Which is why, as we celebrate 60 years of McDonald's, I will not shy away from resetting this business."

The new British princess, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been given a name:

As we reported, Charlotte was born Saturday and weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. She is fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, dad Prince William and brother Prince George, who was born in July 2013.

NPR's Ari Shapiro has more from London:

Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, says she will seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential contest.

Fiorina made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America and later via a simple tweet.

"I am running for president," Fiorina tweeted.

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Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell of Sassafrass Stomp share original and traditional tunes, and talk about their Maine and Montana roots, and about balancing their lives as working farmers and working musicians.

Shopping Birds

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"Have you ever been shopping at your local retailer, heard the chirps of birds coming from the rafters, and wondered, “How did those birds get in here?”

United States Marines have arrived in Nepal, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake late last month killed more than 7,000 people.

Reporting from Katmandu, NPR's Julie McCarthy says that Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the commanding general of the III Marine Expeditionary Brigade stationed in Okinawa, Japan, tells her the Marines came with four Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that should make it much easier to reach remote areas.

At this point, Kennedy said, the rescue phase of the operation is coming to an end so this mission will be mostly about providing aide.

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The presidential hopefuls haven't spent much time so far with voters. Instead, they've committed many days to courting the millionaires and billionaires who can fuel a White House bid. And at the same time, activists on the left and right are seeking to redefine political corruption, which they believe this is.

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