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Chemical Change In Synthetic Marijuana Suspected Of Causing Illnesses

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:53

The number of people seen in the ER with psychotic symptoms or seizures after using a type of synthetic marijuana called K2 has soared. Manufacturers often change its chemistry to evade detection.

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With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:42

With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.

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Loretta Lynch Sworn In As U.S. Attorney General

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:31

Lynch's nomination was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate, five months after President Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder.

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Freddie Gray's Funeral Spurs Calls For Calm

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:06

After a weekend that saw violence and arrests, Gray's family and many public and religious figures are calling for peace in Baltimore. A huge turnout is expected for Monday's service.

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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Mon, 2015-04-27 06:00

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."

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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Mon, 2015-04-27 05:58

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."

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James Holmes Trial Set To Begin In Colorado, 3 Years After Cinema Shooting

Mon, 2015-04-27 04:34

More than 1,000 days after James Holmes opened fire on an audience at a midnight movie premiere in Aurora, Colo., his trial will begin in earnest Monday.

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More Than 3,700 Dead In Nepal As Earthquake's Toll Rises

Mon, 2015-04-27 03:17

Aftershocks are rattling survivors' nerves and making the recovery even more challenging. In one district, 400,000 people were affected by the quake and more than 4,000 homes are now unsafe.

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Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

Mon, 2015-04-27 01:23

A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention. And for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.

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The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives

Mon, 2015-04-27 01:09

On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sunk while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few today have heard of this disaster.

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Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday

Mon, 2015-04-27 01:03

People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.

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Japan's Prime Minister Abe Aims For A Lot From His High-Profile Visit To U.S.

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:35

Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement, and make an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his week-long visit.

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Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:34

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.

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Drop-In Home Chefs May Be An Alternative To Assisted Living

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:32

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Mon, 2015-04-27 00:31

Chronic, unexcused absence in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

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Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

Sun, 2015-04-26 23:25

James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. There are two key questions: Was Holmes insane and should he be put to death?

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South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Sun, 2015-04-26 14:33

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

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Nepal, A Day After The Earthquake

Sun, 2015-04-26 13:25

Donatella Lorch, a freelance journalist in Kathmandu, gives NPR's Arun Rath an update on the effects of Saturday's devastating quake. She says people are taking it "hour by hour and day by day."

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As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

Sun, 2015-04-26 13:25

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.

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Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

Sun, 2015-04-26 11:21

In a new documentary titled The President, the Russian leader says seizing Crimea from Ukraine righted a historical wrong.

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