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The Two-Way
2:10 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

The National Football League says it's ending its tax-exempt status, calling it a "distraction."

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Shots - Health News
1:59 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

A Rural Police Chief Asks Citizens To Help Pick Up Used Syringes

Volunteer Patrick Pezzati searches yards in Turners Falls, Mass., for discarded heroin needles.
Karen Brown WFCR

Patrick Pezzati walks briskly through downtown Turners Falls in western Massachusetts with a hard plastic bottle in one pocket of his shorts and a pair of latex gloves in the other.

He stops to peer down steps leading to a basement. Later, he peers under a chunk of carpet lying outside.

The local record store owner is scouring the back alleys of this picturesque former mill town for used needles.

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The Two-Way
1:20 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

'Go Home. Please': 'Wire' Creator David Simon Urges Calm In Baltimore

David Simon, creator of The Wire, is urging calm in Baltimore.
Chris Pizzello AP

David Simon, creator of The Wire, the HBO show that chronicled the story of Baltimore's police department and its gangs, has appealed for calm in the wake of violence following the funeral Monday of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died April 19 after he suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

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The Two-Way
1:09 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

President Obama is condemning the unrest in Baltimore, saying a handful of "criminals" are taking advantage of the situation following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 2:08 pm

President Obama is condemning the unrest in Baltimore, saying that a handful of "criminals" are taking advantage of the situation following the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

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The Two-Way
11:59 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Sue Wedda from Boston holds a flag outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 1:07 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Tuesday about whether states have the power to ban same-sex marriage. A dozen couples are challenging the bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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