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Unstealing Treasures: A Reverse Burglary

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:48

The American desert was once filled with hidden treasures — Native American baskets, pots — but no longer. They've been looted. Now, a reverse burglary. Time to return the loot.

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Tech Week: Snooping On Steve, Uber Battles, 3-D Nutella Printing

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:46

In this week's roundup, a federal court says warrantless cellphone tracking is unconstitutional and we look back on a weeklong series exploring just how much of our digital data is exposed.

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Despite Death Penalty Repeal, Conn. Hands Down A Death Sentence

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:45

Connecticut abolished capital punishment in 2012. But in May, a Connecticut judge sentenced Richard Roszkowski to death for three murders. The answer to the apparent contradiction is in the dates.

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Voting Underway In Afghan Runoff Election

Sat, 2014-06-14 01:24

Afghans are choosing between two former government ministers in a presidential election that will be the first transfer of power by ballot in Afghanistan's history.

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At World Cup, Patriotism Is More Than Jersey Deep

Fri, 2014-06-13 14:56

In a sea of national colors, one American soccer fan dons the red and white of the U.S. team. Even the youngest locals seem unimpressed.

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Cancer When You're Young Isn't Always 'The Fault In Our Stars'

Fri, 2014-06-13 14:25

We asked teenagers and young adults if the movie gets close to the reality of living through cancer. They said the loneliness, yes. The Hollywood hair, not so much.

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Tea Party Firebrand To Challenge McCarthy For Majority Leader

Fri, 2014-06-13 13:57

Rep. Raul Labrador, who was swept into Congress on the 2010 anti-establishment wave, is throwing his hat in the ring to replace Eric Cantor.

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Eric Cantor And A Defeat Of Biblical Proportions

Fri, 2014-06-13 13:27

As part of our series "This Week's Must-Read," poet David Lehman recommends a book for those still surprised by Eric Cantor's political upset.

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Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies

Fri, 2014-06-13 13:11

The beloved musician had a slight frame, an almost feminine voice and a late revival after a promising start and years of neglect.

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4 Takeaways From Hillary Clinton's 'Fresh Air' Interview

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:58

Rare is the politician who has publicly admitted to holding or changing a position out of political expedience. In that respect, Clinton was no different in her interview with Terry Gross.

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Cliffhanger: Authorities Set Fire To House Teetering On The Brink

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:55

The ground under a $700,000 home overlooking Lake Whitney, Texas, began giving way last year. Officials decided the best thing to do was burn it down.

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Chicago 'Heroin Highway' Bust Shows A 'New Face Of Organized Crime'

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:22

Chicago has seen spikes in shootings as gangs have splintered and rival factions battle. But authorities say they've also seen a recent trend of gangs aligning to form new drug-dealing factions.

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Cantor's Defeat Brings An End To Prickly Relationship With Obama

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:11

As the dust settles on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat, some have begun to reflect on his relationship with President Obama. From the very start, it was a prickly one, with divisions only deepening throughout Obama's time in office.

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Even Amid Onslaught, Hints That Violence In Iraq Could Escalate

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:11

NPR's Alice Fordham speaks to Melissa Block about the extremist militant onslaught in Iraq, as well as the possibility of escalating violence there.

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As Bergdahl Touches Down In Texas, Reintegration Begins

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:11

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in the U.S. The former Taliban prisoner is now undergoing treatment at an Army hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

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Obama Rules Out Ground Troops; What Else Can U.S. Do In Iraq?

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:11

President Obama said that he will help the Iraqi military break the momentum of the militants on the march to Baghdad. The Pentagon said that one possible option could include airstrikes. But the president said that any military help must include political solutions from the Iraqi government, which has helped fuel the unrest by failing to reach out to its Sunni minority.

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An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Fri, 2014-06-13 12:02

Army Pvt. Danny Chen fatally shot himself in Afghanistan in 2011. The real-life tragedy has inspired a new production by Washington National Opera with a libretto by playwright David Henry Hwang.

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Tract Issued By Theologians Takes On Money In Politics

Fri, 2014-06-13 11:55

A group of 11 theologians has offered up a faith-based analysis of money's role in politics, pitting voices of the pulpit against the courtroom.

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ISIS: An Islamist Group Too Extreme Even For Al-Qaida

Fri, 2014-06-13 11:46

Al-Qaida said in February that it has no links with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But since then, ISIS has only gained ground — and members. It's now making inroads across Iraq.

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Man Exonerated By DNA Faces New Murder Charge

Fri, 2014-06-13 10:47

DNA evidence prompted the 2012 release of Andre Davis, who served 32 years on charges that he raped and killed a 3-year-old girl. Two years later, he's facing new murder charges.

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