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Police: Suspects In Muhammad Cartoon Contest Attack Came Out Shooting

Mon, 2015-05-04 08:43

The men, police said, fired assault rifles as soon as they came out of their vehicle. One police officer fired back and killed both suspects. Police say they have not ruled out terrorism.

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Concussions Are Most Likely During Practice In High School And College

Mon, 2015-05-04 08:18

Frequent football practices might account for the higher concussion risk in older players, a study says. But it should be easier to avoid concussions during practice compared to game day.

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5 Things To Know About The Organizers Of Mohammed Cartoon Contest

Mon, 2015-05-04 07:23

The American Freedom Defense Initiative is considered a hate group by some, but the group says it was only putting on an event celebrating free speech.

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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

Mon, 2015-05-04 06:59

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.

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New British Princess Is Given A Name

Mon, 2015-05-04 06:15

Born over the weekend, the baby girl weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and is the fourth in line for the British throne.

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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President

Mon, 2015-05-04 03:37

Fiorina joins a crowded field of Republicans already seeking the nomination. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced his campaign on Sunday.

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U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Aid Earthquake Victims

Mon, 2015-05-04 02:49

Western countries complained that Nepal's bureaucracy was keeping goods at warehouses. The Marines come with MV-22 Osprey aircraft, which should make reaching remote areas easier.

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Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors' Efforts To Tame It

Mon, 2015-05-04 01:04

It's a deadly combination of infection and inflammation striking more than a million Americans every year. Doctors can treat the symptoms of sepsis, but they still can't treat the underlying problem.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Mon, 2015-05-04 01:04

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

Mon, 2015-05-04 01:04

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Mon, 2015-05-04 00:34

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Govt. Cut Carbon Emissions

Sun, 2015-05-03 23:23

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. The case is being closely watched and a ruling is set for next month.

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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Sun, 2015-05-03 23:21

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Sun, 2015-05-03 23:03

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.

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Two Armed Men Killed After Shooting Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Sun, 2015-05-03 19:25

The men opened fire on a security officer outside an anti-Islamist cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They were subsequently shot and killed by police, authorities say.

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In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:41

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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A Poker Battle Against A Computer

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.

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In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief, about the state of the Syrian army. Might an end to four years of fighting be in sight?

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In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew and Maryland's governor declared Sunday a day of prayer and peace.

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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:03

The pediatric neurosurgeon performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and has never held public office before. Here's what else you might not know.

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