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Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:45

The federal government just listed the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, but states are pushing back hard, saying that restrictions could negatively impact a number of industries.

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Ukrainian Protesters Seize Weapons, Raising The Stakes

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:37

Pro-Russian demonstrations have led to standoffs in three Ukrainian cities. The confrontation is considered especially dangerous in Luhansk, where protesters took over a building filled with weapons.

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'Kissing Congressman' Video Puts Scandal In Unusual Focus

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:27

A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.

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Wanted By The FBI: Bank Robber With Perfect Grammar And Spelling

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:18

The bureau is seeking a 30-something black male who writes stickup notes with "proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation."

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Obama Honors Victims Of Fort Hood Shooting

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

President Obama is traveling to Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday to attend the memorial service for those killed in last week's shooting.

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With Proposed Mega-Merger On The Hill, Spotlight's On Consumers

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

Comcast and Time Warner executives ran into stiff opposition as they pitched their proposed merger to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The deal would give the combined company a large share of both pay TV and broadband internet service markets. In both cases, lawmakers wanted to know how consumers would be affected.

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Pursuing IRS Controversy, House GOP Pivots Toward Crossroads

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

House Republicans want former IRS official Lois Lerner prosecuted for allegedly revealing information about one of their most powerful outside groups, Crossroads GPS.

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Before Classes Even Begin, Mass Stabbing Leaves School Reeling

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

Police say that 20 people were injured — some of them critically — during a knife attack at a suburban high school outside Pittsburgh. A 16-year-old boy is in custody following the attack.

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Toyota Pulls Over 6 Million Vehicles Worldwide

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 12:07

Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles due to defects. The recall comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of automakers, only weeks after Toyota agreed to a $1.2 billion settlement with the U.S. government for misleading consumers.

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Medicare Pulls Back The Curtain On How Much It Pays Doctors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 11:59

Physicians and health data specialists caution that the information can be easily misconstrued. Some cancer doctors receive payments that cover the cost of expensive drugs for patients.

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Pop Stars Are Sippin' On Patron, And Teens Are Bingeing

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 11:52

If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.

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Obama: Passing Of Fort Hood Victims 'Shakes Our Soul'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 11:33

For the second time in five years, President Obama delivered a message of resilience and service at a memorial service for slain soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 11:28

Dangerous and impolite: This little guy triggers food poisoning in people by biting off chunks of intestine, chewing on them for a bit ... and then spitting them out.

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