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Coronavirus: State Agencies Cut Back, Indiana Hits Record-Breaking Unemployment Rate

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 41 additional confirmed deaths over Memorial Day weekend, bringing the state’s total to 1,832. The state announced more than 31,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 226,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Arts and Culture

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Dine-in At The Club Room Back On Track And Served With Love

Now that Stage 2 of the Governor's Back on Track Indiana plan is in effect, retail businesses are scurrying to meet new standards and retrain employees, and some local restaurants have already modified their operations and opened their doors.

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Citizen Lawsuit Seeks To Oust Attorney General Curtis Hill

Four Indianapolis residents have filed a lawsuit trying to get Attorney General Curtis Hill permanently ousted from his position.

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Colin Madden

WBOI Presents: Roots With Shanel Turner At CreativeMornings

For our show this week, we are listening to a presentation from Shanel Turner. She spoke on the topic of Roots at CreativeMornings’ monthly breakfast on January 10 at Wunderkammer Company.

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The United States Justice Department said it will not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress.

By a vote of 373-52, the House passed a massive bill that among other things keeps the interest rate on student loans from doubling on July 1.

"The U.S. House of Representatives passed a massive bill on Friday combining funding for transportation programs, low-interest student loans, and the National Flood Insurance Program," the Reuters reports.

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Conservative critics who say that Chief Justice John Roberts is some kind of traitor to their movement because he was the deciding vote in favor of upholding the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act "don't understand how these judges are supposed to discharge their responsibilities," Bush-era Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told NPR this morning.

Heinlein, Asimov and Bradbury; they were the tripod (invasive, moving, with lasers) on which my science fiction education was built in the 1970s. This was somewhat self-selected, because once you — or I — grew out of Danny Dunn and Journey to the Mushroom Planet and Tom Swift, Jr., they were the inevitable destinations, the planets with the heaviest gravity wells in the sci-fi solar system.

The next installment in NPR's Backseat Book Club heads back to where this all started: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. It was our 2009 interview with Kinney that sparked the idea for a special book club dedicated to kids. On the day before Kinney arrived at our studios, we asked our youngest listeners to send us the questions they would put to the author of the blockbuster series. We were floored by the response. An avalanche of emails hit our inbox from kids all over the country.

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Behind Mitt Romney in the New Hampshire polls comes Ron Paul, and then several men battling for third. Including Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and ambassador to China.

Bill Littlefield is the host of WBUR and NPR's Only A Game, a weekly one-hour sports magazine.

Jerry Sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing children over a 15-year period. Sandusky has had a long, successful career as an assistant football coach with a college program celebrated for two things: winning, and head coach Joe Paterno — not necessarily in that order.

'This is NPR' is honored to share personal accounts of 9/11, in the voices of our journalists who covered the events as they unfolded. Here, Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan remembers the blur of wall-to-wall coverage in the first few weeks after the attacks.

I vividly remember what a beautiful day it was – on a run before work, the temperature was delicious, the sky an impeccable blue. By the time I got to the office, and despite the fragmentary information, this was clearly a major event.

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