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Justice Dept. Opens Door To Freedom For Some Nonviolent Offenders

Wed, 2014-04-23 12:01

The Justice Department is considering clemency for thousands of people who are incarcerated on nonviolent drug charges and who have also served at least 10 years of their sentences.

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Blockbuster Trades Are Changing The Face Of Pharmaceuticals

Wed, 2014-04-23 12:01

Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?

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Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Wed, 2014-04-23 11:27

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?

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Reports Of Mass Slaughter As South Sudan Teeters On The Brink

Wed, 2014-04-23 11:17

The U.N. reports that hundreds of civilians were hunted down and killed. NPR's Gregory Warner explains the roots of the conflict in a nation that's not yet 3 years old.

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2,000 Buses Of Visitors: Rome Braces For Canonization Crowds

Wed, 2014-04-23 11:04

Millions of pilgrims are expected Sunday for the joint canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. Rome is cleaning up, and preparing everything from first aid stands to portable toilets.

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Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches

Wed, 2014-04-23 10:50

The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "Guns Everywhere Bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.

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In Lawsuit, American Muslims Claim FBI Used No-Fly List To Bully Them

Wed, 2014-04-23 10:33

The four men claim they were approached by FBI agents to become informants. When they declined, they say they were put on the no-fly list.

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Judge OKs WikiLeaker Manning's Name Change To 'Chelsea'

Wed, 2014-04-23 10:13

The ex-U.S. Army intelligence analyst formerly known as Bradley Manning, made the request to reflect a change in gender identity.

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China And Beyond: NPR's Frank Langfitt Answers Redditors' Questions

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:34

From his base in Shanghai, Frank Langfitt covers everything from the missing Malaysian airliner to why the Chinese are wild about Sherlock. Ask him anything at 3:15 p.m. EDT today at Reddit.

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After Bitter Split, Palestinian Factions Pledge To Reconcile

Wed, 2014-04-23 09:11

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas say they will attempt to form a unity government and end a seven-year rift. Previous efforts to resolve their feud have failed.

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Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:53

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

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Music That Burns, Literally

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:33

Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire. They call it a "Pyro Board," and it plays music by pulsing the beats in flame. When the singer hits a high note — stand back.

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Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:25

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.

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Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

Wed, 2014-04-23 08:21

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.

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A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:56

The Obama administration announced Wednesday that federal inmates serving long sentences for drug offenses will be eligible to apply for clemency if they meet six major criteria.

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American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:55

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is "fine," according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

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The Joys Of Spoiling

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:13

In the Internet Age, spoilsports abound, What would drive someone to ruin it for everyone else?

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7 Weeks Before World Cup, Rio Is Rocked By Riot

Wed, 2014-04-23 07:08

Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man's body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.

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Government Will Try To Persuade Sherpas To Stay On Everest

Wed, 2014-04-23 06:08

Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don't want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest's base camp.

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Death Toll Rises, Hopes Fade At Site Of Korean Ferry Disaster

Wed, 2014-04-23 05:00

Divers have found no air pockets where passengers might have taken refuge. They have, however, retrieved more bodies. The number of confirmed deaths has topped 150. An equal number remain missing.

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