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White House Move To Protect Nest Eggs Sparks Hopes And Fears

The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.

Jeb Bush Takes 2016 Show Into Unfriendly Territory At CPAC

Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a crowd of conservative activists.

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'Ballot Selfies' Clash With The Sanctity Of Secret Polling

New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.

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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.

Morning Edition

Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

Morning Edition

Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You Have This Strength Inside Yourself'

The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.

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A 10-Hour Ride, A Welcome With Cola Nuts, A Sad Yet Hopeful New Normal

NPR's John Poole and Sami Yenigun visited the village of Barkedu in Liberia to capture the sights and sounds of life after Ebola in a multimedia essay.

All Things Considered

As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Vs. Racism

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.

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Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.

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Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

February 26, 2015
Political bumper stickers (kenudigit/Flickr)

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

A Guide To A Godless Morality

February 26, 2015
Humanist chaplain Bart Campolo, center, a former Evangelical Christian youth minister, and his wife, Marty, right, mingle with students as they wait for the start of a forum at the University of Southern California, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

More Americans are turning away from religion. We’ll look at how to live a moral life without it.

Walsh, Volunteers Conduct Boston’s Annual Homeless Census

February 26, 2015

Mayor Marty Walsh and 300 volunteers took the streets Wednesday night to tally up Boston’s homeless population for the city’s annual homeless census.

Boston’s Gardner Museum Is Offering Free Admission Thursday

February 26, 2015
Plants in the Dorothy Hundley Magee Greenhouse (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

In an effort to lift Boston’s snow-weary spirits the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is offering free admission all-day Thursday, Sept. 26.

Snowed In The Suburbs: Some Thoughts On Curbing Our Dependence On Cars

February 26, 2015
How can we begin to reverse the curse of road-dependency in suburbia, and the snow removal headaches that go with it? (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

How can we begin to reverse the curse of road-dependency in suburbia, and the snow removal headaches that go with it?

Bringing Together African-American And Kosher Cuisines

February 25, 2015
A hearth-cooked meal at historic Brattonsville, South Carolina. (

Michael Twitty is a culinary historian who brings together the flavors of black and Jewish heritage on his blog Afroculinaria.

View From The Top: A Wisconsin Student Council President

February 24, 2015
Sabrina Brasier is a president of the student council at Oconto Falls High School in Oconto, Wisconsin. (Facebook)

As part of our series of conversations with leaders, we speak with Sabrina Brasier, a senior at Oconto Falls High School.

James Baldwin: America’s Prophet, Resurrected

February 24, 2015
American writer James Baldwin poses in front of his typewriter in his house, March 15, 1983, Saint Paul de Vence, France. (AP)

Why the most prominent African American writer of the civil rights era, the man Malcolm X called “the poet of the revolution,” is as relevant as ever.

‘Rock Star Nurse’ Fights Ebola

February 23, 2015
Yanti Turang is an indie rock singer-turned-nurse and founder of Learn to Live. (

Yanti Turang is an indie rock singer-turned-nurse who founded the global health nonprofit LearnToLive.

Toastmasters For Those Who Stutter

February 23, 2015
Fifi Appih was clearly pleased to speak to the group, knowing that everyone in the room will understand if his voice catches or stumbles. (Nina Cardona/WPLN)

A Nashville public speaking club is geared specifically to help people who have a stutter overcome their fears.

Alan Turing’s Family Asks British Government To Pardon 49,000 Men

February 23, 2015
Alan Turing is pictured on March 29, 1951. (Wikimedia Commons)

Relatives of the man depicted in the film “The Imitation Game” are asking that thousands of other gay men are also pardoned.

Bloggers Dish On Oscars Fashion

February 23, 2015
Actress Jennifer Aniston and actor David Oyelowo speak onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The duo known as TLo – Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez – discuss fashion favorites and flops at the 87th Academy Awards.

Snowy Northeast To Get Brief, Warm Respite After Weekend Storm

February 22, 2015
A day before the latest storm hit the area on Saturday, pedestrians walk single file through snow banks on a Beacon Street sidewalk in Boston. (Elise Amendola/AP)

In Boston, temperatures were to climb to around 40 degrees. The warmup is a welcome change for a city that’s seen 7 feet of snow. But the warmth won’t last.

Photos: Bostonians Battle Winter Woes

February 20, 2015
Pauline Sheridan, 82, navigates a small winding path through a large snow bank in front of the Silver Slipper Restaurant at the intersection of Washington St and Malcolm X Blvd. Many people in Dudley Sq. complain the roads and sidewalks around Roxbury have not been cleared properly. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This week, WBUR reporter Zeninjor Enwemeka and WBUR photographer Jesse Costa took a look at how Bostonians across the city are coping with the historic winter weather. Here are pictures from their trips to Andrew Square, Dudley Square and Maverick Square.

The 2015 Oscar Nominees For Best Score — And Our Favorite Scores Of All Time

February 20, 2015
Johann Johannsson poses in the press room with the award for best original score for “The Theory of Everything” at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Jan. 11, 2015. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

We spoke to the Berklee College of Music’s film scoring department chair about this year nominees — and compiled a list of Radio Boston’s favorite movie scores ever.

Despite The Snow, Maverick Square Community Tries To ‘Get Things Going Again’

February 20, 2015
Blocked by snow, commuters walk in the street after leaving Maverick station Thursday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Record snowfall, bitter cold and transit breakdowns have disrupted community services in East Boston’s Maverick Square and, in some ways, brought this community closer together.

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