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An Island Wonders: Why Are The Sharks Attacking So Often?

Mon, 2015-05-25 00:29

The Indian Ocean island of Reunion has had 16 shark attacks, seven of them fatal since 2011. It's a sharp rise from previous years and Australia is the only country with more deaths during this span.

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Trying To Organize A Marathon, An Arab-Israeli Woman Runs Into Opposition

Sun, 2015-05-24 23:59

Conservatives in Tira pushed back hard at the idea of women and men running together in a public race. Someone went so far as to shoot at race organizer Haneen Radi's car. For now, the run is off.

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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

Sun, 2015-05-24 23:43

Photographer David Jay says, "I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we're not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them."

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On Memorial Day, Learning The Story Behind The Markers

Sun, 2015-05-24 23:39

In a Boston neighborhood, WBUR's Steve Brown seeks out the story of a Marine honored by one of the many markers throughout the city that commemorates sacrifice in war.

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

Sun, 2015-05-24 23:37

The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500

Sun, 2015-05-24 22:01

Juan Pablo Montoya held off fellow Team Penske racer Will Power to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. He first won at the Brickyard 15 years ago. Power finished second.

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Capitol Police: Pressure Cooker In Suspicious Vehicle Destroyed

Sun, 2015-05-24 20:49

A bomb squad destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday on the National Mall and the vehicle's owner was arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.

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Soaking Rains In Texas and Oklahoma Wash Away Homes, Kill 2 People

Sun, 2015-05-24 16:28

Record rainfall was wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

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In New England, Recognizing A Little Known History Of Slavery

Sun, 2015-05-24 14:21

A burial ground including the remains of 18th century African slaves was uncovered in 2003 in Portsmouth, N.H. Over Memorial Day weekend, the city dedicated the grave site as a special memorial park.

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A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

Sun, 2015-05-24 14:03

In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.

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Long-Time Actress And Comedian Anne Meara Dies

Sun, 2015-05-24 13:51

Meara, who was married to Jerry Stiller and mom to Ben Stiller, had roles on Rhoda, Alf, Sex and the City and The King of Queens.

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Remembering Nobel Prize-Winning Mathematician John Nash

Sun, 2015-05-24 13:16

The great mathematician, whose accomplishments and struggle with schizophrenia were depicted in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind, died with his wife, Alice, in a car accident on Saturday. "His suffering, I know, was real," says University of Chicago economist Roger Myerson. "But he was touched by glory."

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'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

Sun, 2015-05-24 13:16

Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

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Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS

Sun, 2015-05-24 11:45

Ash Carter, in an interview on CNN, said that the ISF lost Anbar despite "vastly outnumbering" fighters of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Malaysia Finds Gravesites In Camps Used By People Smugglers

Sun, 2015-05-24 09:43

The gruesome discovery of the sites thought to contain dozens or possibly hundreds of remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, follows a similar find this month across the border in Thailand.

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'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

Sun, 2015-05-24 06:40

The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with has wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.

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Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

Sun, 2015-05-24 05:13

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Accusations Pile Up Against Panama's Former President

Sun, 2015-05-24 04:37

One of Central America's richest and most eccentric former politicians, Ricardo Martinelli, may soon face charges for stealing millions of dollars from the government during his five years in power.

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Nepali Villagers Flee After Landslide Cuts Off Major River

Sun, 2015-05-24 04:19

Rising waters behind the earth dam created by the landslide could burst through, inundating villages for miles downstream, officials say.

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Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July

Sun, 2015-05-24 03:27

A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.

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