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Police: Suspects In Muhammad Cartoon Contest Attack Came Out Shooting

Monday, May 04, 2015

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

Monday, May 04, 2015

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 Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Monday, May 04, 2015

The American Freedom Defense Initiative is considered a hate group by some, but the group says its Muhammad-drawing contest in Garland, Texas, was an event celebrating free speech.

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Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Monday, May 04, 2015

Evan Grant took off from the airport where he trained. Air traffic controllers talked him into landing. He's charged with grand theft auto, under a law that also covers planes.

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

Monday, May 04, 2015

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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'Baltimore For Real': A Tour Through Troubled Sandtown

Monday, May 04, 2015

Travon Addison, who lives near the place where Freddie Gray was arrested, wishes people could understand what living in Baltimore is like, wishes they could see his Baltimore. So we let him show us.

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

Monday, May 04, 2015

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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Police Near Dallas Kill 2 Armed Men At Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Monday, May 04, 2015

Two men were shot and killed on Sunday after they open fired outside an event featuring a contest to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammad near Dallas. A security guard was shot during the attack.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Monday, May 04, 2015

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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Dixie's Tupperware Party Is Not Your Grandma's Tupperware Party

Monday, May 04, 2015

A Tupperware party in Fort Worth, Texas, drew quite a crowd the other day: 250 people. This wasn't your average Tupperware party โ€” it was part improv, part satire and part drag show.

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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Monday, May 04, 2015

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

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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Monday, May 04, 2015

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

Monday, May 04, 2015

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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2 Armed Men Killed After Shooting Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.

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Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Stephanie Rawlings-Black announced via Twitter that she has rescinded the curfew effective immediately.

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Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

Sunday, May 03, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former mayor of Baltimore, Kurt Schmoke about the strained relationship between city communities and the police, and looks back on his own efforts at urban renewal.

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Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

In a week when attention was focused on Baltimore, NPR's Rachel Martin visited the city's New Shiloh Baptist Church. She spoke with Rev. Harold Carter Jr. and a young church member, Caleb Studivant.

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Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The day after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced murder charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, more than 1,000 turned out for a mostly peaceful rally in front of city hall.

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Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Step aside, injections! The next flu vaccine you see might look more like a bandage โ€” a patch covered in 100 microscopic needles that dissolve in the skin in just a few minutes.

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