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American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

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An Ohio Couple Would Like To Forget 'A Gronking To Remember'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A lawsuit alleges that the popular erotica e-book — which centers on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — used an engagement photo on its cover without permission.

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Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Montana, home to nine Native American languages, becomes the second state to fund indigenous language immersion programs in public schools. The same languages were once forbidden in many schools.

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Author Hopes Holocaust-Themed Picture Book Will Prompt Conversations

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Jane Yolen's latest is a children's book about a family trying to survive the Holocaust in France. "I consider Stone Angel a kind of starting place for parents to talk to their kids," she says.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

Saturday, May 02, 2015

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Mayweather Outboxes Pacquiao In A Unanimous Decision

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The two fighters went 12 rounds but Floyd Mayweather won the welterweight title in Las Vegas Saturday. They each stand to earn millions.

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John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight

Saturday, May 02, 2015

"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

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Want To Learn tlhIngan Hol (Klingon)? An App Will Teach You

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Duolingo, an app that allows users to learn new languages, is adding Klingon to its course list. The language, used by a fictional alien race in Star Trek, should be available next year.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The United Nations has complained that Nepal's bureaucracy is getting in the way of relief efforts. Government officials in Kathmandu say they aren't receiving enough of the right kind of aid.

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All Tapped Out In A Tiny California Town

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The years-long drought in California has taken a severe toll on the rural, mainly African-American community of Fairmead, where water drawn for agriculture has left wells dry.

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Not My Job: Designer Jonathan Adler Gets Quizzed On New Coke

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Thirty years ago the Coca Cola company introduced New Coke, which is legendary as both the most disastrous, and most successful product launches of all time.

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May Day Protesters, Police Clash In Seattle

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Black-clad demonstrators hurled stones and other objects as authorities responded with pepper spray and flash bangs.

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Baltimore Activists Hold 'Victory Rally' After Charges In Gray Death

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The march comes a day after the city's chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Gray, who died from injuries sustained in custody.

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Getting To Know The Real Story Was Key To Broadway's 'King And I' Revival

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The musical's heroine was inspired by an English-Indian governess who really did travel to the king of Siam's court. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, has received nine Tony nominations.

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'Louie Louie': Indecipherable, Or Indecent? An FBI Investigation

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Kingsmen's 1963 version of the song was a huge hit — though no one could make out the words. Some fevered imaginations and misheard lines led to an FBI investigation into alleged obscenity.

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Lincoln's Tomb Site At Risk With State Budget Cuts

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Thousands will honor Lincoln's death in Springfield, Ill. this weekend. Yet, the tomb's caretakers are facing criticism from scholars and are struggling to find funding to maintain the historic site.

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A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.

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In Danang, Where U.S. Troops First Landed, Memories Of War Have Faded

Saturday, May 02, 2015

U.S. Marines were deployed to the coastal Vietnamese city 50 years ago last month. Now, 40 years after the war's end and amid great change, former Viet Cong and an American reflect on that time.

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Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.

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