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Big Aftershocks In Nepal Could Persist For Years

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake released stress that was building for 150 years, scientists say, and it reshuffled tension to nearby faults.

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California Cemeteries Adapt To Water Restrictions To Avoid Going Dry

Monday, April 27, 2015

New mandates in California will limit how much water graveyards can use to keep their grass green. The people who run cemeteries don't want crispy, parched grass to feel like an insult on top of loss.

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Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.

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Thousands Say Goodbye To Freddie Gray In Baltimore

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thousands of mourners packed a Baptist church in Baltimore Monday at the funeral service for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of spinal cord injuries last week while in police custody.

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Chemical Change In Synthetic Marijuana Suspected Of Causing Illnesses

Monday, April 27, 2015

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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Colorado State Patrol Nabs Literary Litterbug

Monday, April 27, 2015

A man was spotted dumping more than 600 books along a highway near Boulder. He said he was stuck with them after a bookstore closed. Police threw the book at him, according to a pun-filled release.

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Airport Traveler In New York Stopped With Marijuana And Crack

Monday, April 27, 2015

Marijuana is not legal in New York, where airport authorities stopped a man who had a bag containing 18 pounds of pot. In the other bag, inspectors found crack.

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Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

Monday, April 27, 2015

On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sank 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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Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Monday, April 27, 2015

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.

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Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

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Too Scared To Talk To Police, Stalker's Victims Open Up In 'Grim Sleeper'

Monday, April 27, 2015

From 1985 to 2002, a series of killings struck South Central Los Angeles. A new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, explores the 25 years it took for police to arrest a man they say is the killer.

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Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

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2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.

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Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.

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Detroit Bulks Up With New Classic Muscle Cars

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s, with their oversized engines and racing stripes, hit the skids when oil prices soared. But in Detroit, some are calling now the new golden era of the muscle car.

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In San Jose, The Public Has An Eye On Police Conduct

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Judge LaDoris Cordell is the independent police auditor for the city of San Jose, Calif. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how civilian review of the police works in her town.

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In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat At The Exhibits

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.

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