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'One Of Us' Is A Difficult, Unforgettable Look At Tragedy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Journalist Åsne Seierstad's new book retells the story of Norway's Anders Breivik, from his troubled, violent childhood to his 2011 killing spree. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a painful masterpiece.

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

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Egypt's Former President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Less than two years after he was removed from office by the military, Mohammed Morsi was sentenced by an Egyptian court for the arrest and torture of protesters.

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A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The presidential hopeful has had trouble being consistent on trade. Labor unions are important in Democratic politics, but her work as secretary of state is putting her in a bind on trade.

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Proposed federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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25 Years On: How Hubble's Vision Became Our Own

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thousands of years from now, our names will be long forgotten, but what the Hubble Space Telescope did to us — and what it did for us — will endure, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.

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National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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No Demons, No Angels: Attica Locke Aims For Black Characters Who Are Human

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In her new novel, Pleasantville, and on TV's Empire, Locke does her best to avoid simple stories. "You do some good stuff and you do some bad stuff," she says. "We exist in the middle."

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Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer For 'Anthracite Fields'

Monday, April 20, 2015

The composer is the second from the New York music collective Bang on a Can to win the award with a choral work. Her oratorio explores the lives of coal miners and their families a century ago.

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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.

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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

Monday, April 20, 2015

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.

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'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

Monday, April 20, 2015

On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.

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Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

Monday, April 20, 2015

The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.

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In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.

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Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home

Monday, April 20, 2015

Much of the world is skeptical about the wisdom of the bombing raids in Yemen. But Saudis are rallying around their new king, Salman, and his son, the defense minister.

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