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Prosecutors: Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect 'Readily Admitted' Guilt

Thu, 2014-05-22 10:50

Prosecutors revealed new details about the bombs that exploded at the marathon finish line in April 2013, defending FBI questioning of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as he recovered from gunshot wounds.

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House Passes Restrictions On NSA's Collection Of Phone Records

Thu, 2014-05-22 10:38

The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would require the National Security Agency to get permission before searching phone metadata. But critics say the bill doesn't go far enough.

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Jupiter's Dot And Mine. Why Life Is Unfair

Thu, 2014-05-22 10:26

Jupiter has a large red dot on its surface. I, too, have a dot on my surface. It's on my cheek. Jupiter just got lucky with its dot. Me? Not.

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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Blocks The Bad Guy's Exit

Thu, 2014-05-22 10:01

Most attempts at a malaria vaccine have unsuccessfully tried to keep the parasite from breaking into red blood cells. But a new twist that keeps the parasite from escaping the cells may work better.

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Does Smuggling A Cow Into School Make You A Creative Genius?

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:25

Before graduating, some seniors take time to pull off the perfect prank. But it's not just childish behavior. Journalist Annie Murphy Paul says pranks showcase creativity and attention to detail.

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In Charge Of Nearly $20 Trillion, Are Women The New Global Players?

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:25

A new report Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth points out that women create and influence more than a quarter of the world's wealth.

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Poor People Can Pay Twice After Committing A Crime

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:24

NPR Investigative Correspondent Joe Shapiro tells host Michel Martin about the growing use of fines in the criminal justice system.

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Congresswoman And Veteran 'Appalled' By VA Scandal

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:22

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost her legs in combat during the Iraq War, and still gets health care from Veterans Affairs. She discusses allegations that agency hid how long veterans wait for care.

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Teenage Mischief Can Lead To Jail Time In Tennessee

Thu, 2014-05-22 09:22

Teenagers get in trouble for skipping school, breaking curfew or buying cigarettes, but in one Tennessee county, that can mean jail. Susan Ferriss reported on this for the Center for Public Integrity.

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Why Does Thailand Have So Many Coups?

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:58

The Asian nation has a reputation for being peaceful and prosperous. Yet every so often, the army kicks out civilian leaders and takes power. Wednesday's coup was the 12th since 1932.

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Too Beaucoup: France's New Trains Are Wider Than Its Platforms

Thu, 2014-05-22 08:40

Some 2,000 new trains meant to help France expand its regional rail network are instead causing headaches and embarrassment.

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Russia, China Block U.N. Move To Investigate War Crimes In Syria

Thu, 2014-05-22 07:24

A U.N. security Council resolution introduced by France and with the backing of the U.S. sought accountability for wartime atrocities. Russia's ambassador called it a publicity stunt.

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Norman Rockwell Painting 'The Rookie' Sells For $22.5 Million

Thu, 2014-05-22 06:51

The 1957 Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players in a locker room was sold Thursday by Christie's auction house. The work first appeared on a magazine that sold for 15 cents.

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Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

Thu, 2014-05-22 05:50

The Pennsylvania Dutch draw tourists — and their money — to Lancaster County. But commercialism and development threaten the Amish lifestyle, so some families are moving to more isolated communities.

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NATO Says It Sees 'Limited' Russian Troop Activity Near Ukraine

Thu, 2014-05-22 05:19

NATO officials say they're seeing signs Russian troops might withdraw from its border with Ukraine, although many soldiers remain in the area.

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GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags

Thu, 2014-05-22 04:46

Democrats in some states are hammering Republicans for their opposition to the health law's expansion of Medicaid.

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Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attack By Separatists

Thu, 2014-05-22 04:34

Pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing at least 11 soldiers and wounding about 30. The country is preparing to hold national elections on Sunday.

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Coup In Thailand: Military Seizes Control Of Country

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:53

Two days after declaring martial law — and saying it wasn't staging a coup — the military has changed its mind, Thailand's army chief says.

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Book News: Sam Greenlee, Author Of 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door,' Dies

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:33

Also: Philip Roth schedules another interview; Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography.

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Attack On Street Market In Northwest China Kills 31

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:06

Bombs and cars were used in the attack at the outdoor market early Thursday. A witness says, "The air was full of the smell of gunpowder and the sound of sobbing." More than 90 people were injured.

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