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'Stay With Me, Bud,' Mom Told Baby After Mudslide Trapped Them

Thu, 2014-04-10 04:00

Amanda Skorjanc's home in Oso, Wash., was among those engulfed in mud and debris on March 22. But she managed to hold on to her 6-month-old son, Duke. "I thought I was losing him," she says.

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School Stabbing Suspect Was 'Nice Young Boy,' Attorney Says

Thu, 2014-04-10 03:00

Until Wednesday, the Pennsylvania teen was a well-liked student with no known mental health problems, his lawyer says. Now the 16-year-old is charged in a stabbing attack that injured more than 20.

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2 Pakistani Musicians Gain Fame Singing Political Satire

Thu, 2014-04-10 01:16

In Pakistan, it's too dangerous to print your opinion. So it may be surprising that 2 Pakistani musicians are Internet celebrities after releasing songs lambasting the nation's mullahs and military.

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No Plows, Cows, Sows: Not Your (Grand)Father's Youth Farm Group

Thu, 2014-04-10 00:29

A record number of kids are joining the FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America. Many are from urban and suburban areas, and they're shifting the group's focus from agriculture to food science.

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In Ukraine's Rust Belt, A Mix Of Nostalgia And Nationalism

Wed, 2014-04-09 23:37

People in the region cling to the decaying world they're familiar with — and think they would have a more secure future with post-Soviet Russia than with Ukraine in the "capitalist" EU.

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A Reporter Reflects On Rwanda: 'It's Like A Madness Took Over'

Wed, 2014-04-09 23:36

NPR's Jackie Northam was a freelance reporter based in Kenya when the Rwandan genocide erupted. In this essay, she recalls covering those terrible events and trying to make sense of them afterward.

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Doctors' Billing System Stays Stuck In The 1970s For Now

Wed, 2014-04-09 23:33

Last week Congress delayed an upgrade of codes that govern the U.S. health system. Some say this will waste millions of dollars and make cost-saving and life-saving research more difficult.

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No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

Wed, 2014-04-09 23:30

What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.

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Turmoil in Ukraine Clouds The Region's Economic Outlook

Wed, 2014-04-09 14:05

The developed part of Europe is perking up, but the other part of the continent is anything but steady these days, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank say.

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Why My Wife Didn't Choose A Double Mastectomy

Wed, 2014-04-09 14:03

More and more women are deciding to have double mastectomies when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. TV host Samantha Harris is just the latest. But it's not the right choice for everyone.

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What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

Wed, 2014-04-09 13:08

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Wed, 2014-04-09 12:49

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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