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In 1975, Colo. Clerk Says Same-Sex Marriage License Generated Hate

Decades ago in Boulder, Colo., Clela Rorex issued a groundbreaking marriage license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met. This conversation first aired on July 18, 2014 on Morning Edition.

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Populist Movement Reflected In Campaigns Of Sanders And Trump

Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump both channel the economic grievances of a stagnating middle class, and it shows that American politics is in the middle of a populist movement.

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Trump And Bush Continue To Bandy Jabs On The Campaign Trial

The insults continued to fly in the very public fight between Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Donald Trump. Trump mocked Bush, but later Trump stumbled in a foreign policy interview.

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How Likely Is It, Really, That Your Athletic Kid Will Turn Pro?

More than a quarter of parents in a recent poll say they hope their teens who play high school sports will become professional athletes. But sky-high parental expectations can have a dark side.

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August Jobless Data To Influence Fed's Decision On Hiking Interest Rates

The monthly jobs report could tip the balance for the Federal Reserve. Policymakers are weighing whether to raise the Fed's official interest rates later this month.

Southern U.S. Border Sees A Slowdown In Unaccompanied Minors From Central America

A new study from the Migration Policy Institute shows a slowdown in apprehensions at the U.S. border, thanks in part to increased efforts by Mexico.

In Kentucky, Long-Awaited Marriage Licenses Could Come Friday

After Kim Davis was found in contempt of court, a federal judge ordered her jailed and then set about finding someone at the Rowan County Courthouse who is willing to issue marriage licenses.

Image Of Dead Syrian Child Shakes Up Media Coverage Of Refugee Crisis

Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish — or not publish.

New Cellphone Surveillance Safeguards Imposed On Federal Law Enforcement

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.

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How Big Egg Tried To Bring Down Little 'Mayo' (And Failed)

Newly released emails from the American Egg Board reveal embarrassing details about its fight against the vegan product Just Mayo. Industry critics say the board's antics may have broken the law.

Is Private Investment In Public Housing Good For Baltimore?

September 3, 2015
A group of friends sit in front of Bel Park Towers in Park Heights. Many of the folks in this picture spent a lot of time telling me about their concerns and the conditions of their building. (Jonna McKone/ WYPR)

A new program that allows allows real estate companies to buy a share of public housing buildings is raising concern.

Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

September 3, 2015
MOREHEAD, KY - SEPTEMBER 2: Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts, listens to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz as they speak with her about getting a marriage license at the County Clerks Office on September 2, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Citing a sincere religious objection, Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)

Kim Davis was jailed for contempt after refusing to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Remembering Katrina Through Art

September 3, 2015
This is a photo from a series by Canadian photographer Isabelle Hayeur, who took pictures in Louisiana, New York and other places where water is both the lifebood of the place, but also the biggest threat. (Isabelle Hayeur)

An exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art marks the anniversary by going beyond images of the storm-damaged city.

How Healthy Is The U.S. Economy?

September 3, 2015
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of August 26, 2015 in New York City. After a volatile week of fluctuations, the Dow Jones opened 400 points higher this morning. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The health of the American economy will be at the heart of the Fed’s much-anticipated decision about whether to raise interest rates.

The Politics Of Vocal Pitch

September 3, 2015
A new study found that voters are partial to candidates with lower voices. (Kenny Malone flag: Lindsay Shaver creative commons)

Biologist Rindy Anderson of Florida Atlantic University found that people are biased towards candidates with deeper voices.

Twitter Reacts To Deflate-Gate Ruling

September 3, 2015
Tom Brady's four-game suspension was nullified by a federal judge. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the NFL in the “Deflate-Gate” case, nullifying the four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The reaction on Twitter from NFL analysts, Pats fans and even some New England politicians was swift.

Journalists Under Pressure

September 3, 2015
Journalists protest the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa Becerril in Mexico City, on Aug. 2, 2015. (Marco Ugarte/AP)

Three Vice News journalists arrested in Turkey. A wave of journalists in prison. In graves. We’ll look at journalists worldwide under pressure.

Will The Fed Finally Raise Interest Rates?

September 3, 2015
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, on July 29, 2015. The Federal Reserve may raise interest rates soon. (Richard Drew/AP)

Should the Fed finally raise interest rates? In spite of the stock market roller coaster? We’ll dig into the Fed weighing the end of free money.

The 'Emperor Of Baseball' Halts Shoeless Joe's Run At The Hall

September 2, 2015
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred denied a request to reinstate Shoeless Joe Jackson, who was banned from baseball in 1920. If reinstated, Jackson would have been able to be elected, posthumously, to the baseball Hall of Fame. ( Elsa/Getty Images)

What does a Wallace Stevens poem have to do with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s decision to preserve Shoeless Joe Jackson’s ban from baseball? Bill Littlefield explains.

Claims On The Arctic Heat Up With The Climate

September 2, 2015
A U.S. Coast Guard ice-breaker is docked at a village off Alaska's northern coast above the Arctic Circle, in this undated photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

As ice melts in the Arctic Ocean, who has access to what in this increasingly accessible part of the world?

Technologies And Philosophies Changing The Workplace

September 2, 2015
A woman works at a computer in an office. (Pixabay)

How much are you working when you’re at work? That’s the question increasingly on the minds of employers.

Loss And Renewal Mark New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

September 2, 2015
A statue of Steve Gleason is seen outside of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 30, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

ESPN The Magazine has devoted an entire issue to a single writer and subject. Wright Thompson discusses his story “Beyond the Breach.”

Hunt Continues For Suspected Police Killers

September 2, 2015
Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Schools remain closed in Fox Lake, Illinois, where police are searching for three men suspected of killing a police lieutenant.

Iran Nuclear Deal Now Has Enough Votes To Survive A Challenge

September 2, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech on the nuclear agreement with Iran at the National Constitution Center on September 2, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th Democratic senator to back the president. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th vote in favor of the agreement. She calls it “the best option available.”

ConocoPhillips To Slash 10 Percent Of Global Workforce

September 2, 2015
A truck drives into the ConocoPhillips refinery, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Trainer, Pa. Delta Air Lines Inc. Monday, said it will buy the refinery as part of an unprecedented deal that it hopes will cut its jet fuel bill. (Matt Rourke/AP)

The Houston-based oil giant is cutting 1,800 jobs – most in North America – as the industry struggles to weather a downturn in oil prices.

USOC Endorses Los Angeles For 2024 Olympics Bid

September 1, 2015
Runners compete in the 5,000 meter event at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984. The USOC is expected to announce shortly that LA is the replacement candidate for 2024, after the collapse of Boston's bid. (AP)

Replacing Boston’s soured bid, LA will try to become a three-time Olympic host.

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