60 Years Later, What Can Activists Learn From The Montgomery Bus Boycott?

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Decades after Rosa Parks changed history, a new generation faces the challenge of remaking the civil rights movement for the next century. What can they learn from the past to build for the future?

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Republican Candidates Slam Obama's Focus On Climate Change

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Donald Trump said it's "a ridiculous situation" that the president is spending time confronting climate change while the ISIS threat looms.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy Fired

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel said public trust in the city's police had been "shaken" and "eroded" by the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Protesters had called for the chief's ouster.

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Fewer People Are Getting Diabetes, But The Epidemic Isn't Over

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The number of people being diagnosed with diabetes has been on the decline since 2009, after soaring for decades. Doctors say people may be changing their eating and exercise habits for the better.

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New York City To Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

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New York City has implemented a new rule requiring chain restaurants to put sodium warnings on their menus. Menu items that contain lots of salt will be marked with an icon of a salt shaker.

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Report Calls For Investigation Into CIA's Post-9/11 Interrogation Program

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Human Rights Watch issued a new report Tuesday examining the legality of the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program. It is expected to challenge the Obama administration's conclusions that it is impossible to prosecute the CIA officers and others involved in the program.

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Chikungunya, A Mosquito-Borne Virus, Might Be Scarier Than We Thought

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It typically causes fever and joint pain. A new study looks at a possible link to encephalitis, a brain infection.

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Montgomery, Ala., Celebrates 60th Anniversary Of Bus Boycott

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The 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott is Tuesday. The city remembers the day with a reenactment of Dec. 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger.

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Chris Christie Bets On New Hampshire In GOP Presidential Race

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In a crowded Republican presidential field, Chris Christie has struggled to stand out. But after a string of endorsements in New Hampshire, the New Jersey governor is hoping to break out.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces Firing Of Chicago Police Chief

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday the firing of the city's embattled police superintendent. He also said a task force will begin work on a top to bottom review of the city's police department.

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On World Aids Day, Remembering NPR's Early Reporting On The Disease

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We mark World AIDS Day with a listen to one of NPR's earliest mentions of the disease from July 7, 1981 by reporter Laurie Garrett.

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World Leaders To Debate Role Of Nuclear Power At U.N. Climate Summit

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Matthew Bunn, a nuclear and energy policy analyst and professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, about the role nuclear power will play in the future. As world leaders meet in Paris for the U.N. climate summit, they discuss if countries are moving away or toward nuclear energy and and given safety and budget concerns, whether atomic power makes sense anymor

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Boston Museum Exhibit Celebrates Legacy Of Black Mountain College

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Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Twombly. Now it's the subject of the first major museum retrospective at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.

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New Dictionary Words For 2015

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The editor of the American Heritage Dictionary lists off some of the new additions, including humblebrag, cosleeping and bibimbap.

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New York Banks On A Solar Factory To Ignite Buffalo's Economy

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Half of the $1 billion in tax credits and other economic incentives that Buffalo is getting from the state is going to build a solar panel factory. Skeptics say it's a risky way to create jobs.

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