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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.

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Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.

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Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.

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Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.

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Armed Pro-Russian Men Hold Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 2014-04-13 03:33

In Ukraine, special forces are trying to take back the city of Slovyansk from encroaching pro-Russian militants. Correspondent Ari Shapiro gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.

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Ukrainian Minister: Security Officer Killed, 5 Wounded In Gunfight

Sun, 2014-04-13 01:51

Ukraine's interior minister says one security officer has been killed and five others have been wounded in a gunfight with pro-Russian militia.

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My Journey From Homeless Drug Addict To Magna Cum Laude

Sun, 2014-04-13 01:09

"I went after my recovery like I did my drugs and found I was able to accomplish anything I truly wanted," says Daney Hill, who now works with addicted and imprisoned mothers.

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Sun, 2014-04-13 00:45

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Sun, 2014-04-13 00:43

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.

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Pray Or Prey? Cameroon's Pentecostal Churches Face Crackdown

Sun, 2014-04-13 00:43

Hundreds of Pentecostal churches have cropped up in Cameroon in the past decade. Now, the government is shutting some down, targeting churches that it says take advantage of poor, desperate people.

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By Helping Gay Athletes, Group Hopes To Refocus On Talent

Sat, 2014-04-12 14:26

This week, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in NCAA Division 1 basketball. You Can Play, the organization that helped him through the process, wants to be irrelevant eventually.

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U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle Rancher

Sat, 2014-04-12 13:10

A Nevada rancher whose cattle were seized over his refusal to pay grazing fees for the use of federally protected land seems to have won at least a reprieve in his fight against the government.

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When Your Child's Food Allergies Are A Matter Of Life And Death

Sat, 2014-04-12 13:09

Laurel Francoeur's son has multiple severe allergies. This means keeping certain items out of the house and calling ahead to restaurants. It also means tough talks with her son and other parents.

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In Australia, A Minute Of Silence Is Being Sold To Help Vets

Sat, 2014-04-12 11:57

Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.

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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

Sat, 2014-04-12 11:01

In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.

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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

Sat, 2014-04-12 07:25

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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Tech Week: Heartbleed, The Latest Bubble And Windows XP Retires

Sat, 2014-04-12 06:40

The cybersecurity threat that individuals are largely powerless to fix, Heartbleed, dominated this week's headlines. And is Silicon Valley overvaluing the future?

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Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low

Sat, 2014-04-12 06:33

As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.

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Pakistani Court Tosses Out Attempted Murder Charge Against Baby

Sat, 2014-04-12 05:43

Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly 9 months old when he was charged.

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