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Invoking 'Castle Doctrine,' Mont. Man Pleads Not Guilty In Teen's Death

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:46

A Montana man says he was justified in shooting a prowler, a German exchange student, in his garage. The case has revived the debate over how far Americans should be able to go to defend their homes.

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Kidnapped California Woman, Missing Since 2004, Is Found Alive

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:10

The unidentified victim was reportedly abducted when she was 15 and held for years against her will. Her alleged captor has been arrested.

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For Automakers, Internet-Connected Cars Are A Balancing Act

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:04

General Motors is putting 4G capabilities directly into its vehicles. But analysts say connecting your car to the Internet poses a challenge to automakers: how to balance safety with convenience.

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In Kentucky, An Epic Senate Race Takes Shape

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:25

While GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's strategy is to attack Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes as a tool of her national party, she's seeking to put the senator on the defensive over women's issues.

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Anxiety And MRIs May Be Driving The Rise In Double Mastectomies

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:09

More than two-thirds of women who had a double mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis didn't have the high risk that could be reduced by the surgery, a study finds.

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New DOJ Policy Urges Agents To Videotape Interrogations

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:04

The policy shift, set to take effect July 11, is designed to align practices across the federal government, where some law enforcement agencies employ recordings and others don't.

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71 Arrested For Internet Child Porn In New York

Wed, 2014-05-21 12:42

Described as the largest-ever such operation in the city, it yielded some 600 computers, tablets and smartphones containing what officials say are "shocking" images.

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Obama: U.S. Military In Chad To Aid Search For Missing Schoolgirls

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:39

The president tells Congress that 80 U.S. armed forces personnel have been deployed to the central African nation to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped last month in Nigeria.

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The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:17

Potatoes and tomatoes are nutritious and delicious. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans tend to consume way too many of them in unhealthy ways, like french fries and pizza.

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It May Not Be A Tea Party Year, But Outsiders Are Still Thriving

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:12

It's clear this year that this will not be another 2010 or 2012, when upstarts embarrassed the GOP's conventional favorites in primary after primary.

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Russia, China Secure Nearly Half-Trillion-Dollar Gas Deal

Wed, 2014-05-21 10:17

The 30-year agreement involves supplying 38 billion cubic meters of gas a year via a Siberian pipeline starting in 2018.

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On The Trail Of Durian, Southeast Asia's 'Crème Brûlée On A Tree'

Wed, 2014-05-21 09:39

A young couple got hooked on durians after one life-changing bite in 2009. And after two years of tracking the stinky sweet fruit through Southeast Asia, they've become experts on durian tourism.

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5 Convicted In 2006 Killing Of Famed Russian Journalist

Wed, 2014-05-21 09:38

Anna Politkovskaya was known for her coverage of corruption and the war in Chechnya. An earlier trial had resulted in acquittal but a Moscow jury on Tuesday found five men guilty in the murder case.

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Saying It Was Hacked, EBay Urges Users To Change Passwords

Wed, 2014-05-21 09:23

EBay says that it hasn't seen any sign of fraudulent activity since the breach was detected "about two weeks ago." It says it stores financial data and customer records in different places.

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Oregon Voters Approve Local Bans On GMO Crops

Wed, 2014-05-21 09:04

Despite heavy spending by agribusiness and potential legal hurdles, voters in two rural Oregon counties approved bans on genetically modified crops on Tuesday.

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City Nixes Move To Outlaw Bullying Up To Age 25

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:21

The city council of Carson City had given unanimous initial approval of a bill making it a misdemeanor crime to bully anyone from kindergarten age up to 25 years old.

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In Primary Races, Republicans Fight Back Tea Party

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:10

Six states held primaries on Tuesday, and the results were good for the GOP establishment. Host Michel Martin learns more about the results from NPR Politics Editor Charles Mahtesian.

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Does It 'Suck To Be A Fat Girl'?

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:08

A recent episode of FX show Louie raised some controversial questions about women, weight and body image. Did the episode miss the mark? Our panel of writers and bloggers weigh in.

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Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:07

An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?

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Nigerians Fear 'Things Are Falling Apart Right Before Their Eyes'

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:07

Five weeks after hundreds of Nigerian school girls were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram, bomb blasts have hit two cities. Journalist Chika Oduah gives an update on the volatile situation.

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