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'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Friday, May 01, 2015

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by the question of how the subject of his book died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a journal, he and a scientist show that the seeds he consumed can contain a toxin.

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Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

Friday, May 01, 2015

On Friday, Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. She is charging the city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Urine For A Surprise: Your Pee Might Reveal Your Risk For Obesity

Friday, May 01, 2015

There are clues about your activity level and metabolism in urine. Researchers hope to one day predict obesity risk by tracking the different levels and ratios of certain molecules in pee.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Unveils Home Battery; Is $3,000 Cheap Enough?

Friday, May 01, 2015

With a sleek surface and a depth of only about 7 inches, the Powerwall can be mounted on a garage wall or another surface, indoors or outside.

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Baltimore Mayor: 'No One Is Above The Law In Our City'

Friday, May 01, 2015

As Stephanie Rawlings-Blake spoke, people in west Baltimore celebrated. The mayor also instructed her police chief to suspend all officers facing felony charges.

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Pillars Of Creation May Be Gone In 'An Eye Blink In Cosmic Time'

Friday, May 01, 2015

That, in case you're wondering, is another 3 million years. Astronomers made that calculation after producing the first 3-D view of the pillars made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Free Comic Book Day: A Guide To The Heroes, Musicians And Mutants

Friday, May 01, 2015

Glen Weldon reviews the 50 comics available at participating comics shops for 2015's Free Comic Book Day, coming May 2 — what to pick up free, skip, and buy while you're in the shop.

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Beyond The Headlines, There's Much More To West Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

At one intersection this week, violence was thoroughly documented. But the cameras missed the treasured public library that for years has educated and entertained the neighborhood's kids.

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Walking 2 Minutes An Hour Boosts Health, But It's No Panacea

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sounds good, right? Add two minutes of walking to each hour of your day and your risk of death drops. Even walking to the coffee machine counts. But it's not enough to meet federal guidelines.

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Singer Ben E. King, Best Known For 'Stand By Me,' Dies At 76

Friday, May 01, 2015

Phil Brown, King's publicist, says the soul singer died of natural causes. King began his career with The Drifters, but it was "Stand by Me," released in 1961, that sealed his worldwide fame.

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Ex-Ally Of N.J. Gov. Christie Pleads Guilty In Bridge Closures Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

Former Port Authority official David Wildstein pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in the "Bridgegate" scandal. The case could have implications for Christie, a likely presidential candidate.

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What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Friday, May 01, 2015

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.

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Brand-Name Medicines Dominate Medicare's $103 Billion Drug Bill

Friday, May 01, 2015

Federal officials released prescription histories of hundreds of thousands of doctors and identified the most common and costly drugs. Medicare spent the most on a purple pill for heartburn.

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From The White House: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

Friday, May 01, 2015

President Obama welcomes the Teacher of the Year ... and tells how a great educator shaped his own life.

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Charges Against 6 Officers In Freddie Gray's Death Range From Murder To Assault

Friday, May 01, 2015

Warrants have been issued for the officers' arrest, Baltimore's chief prosecutor says. Stating that "no one is above the law," Marilyn J. Mosby named charges that include second-degree murder.

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Diego El Cigala: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 01, 2015

See a singer called "the Sinatra of flamenco," a musical game changer whose expressive style draws on jazz and a range of other genres.

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California Bill Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

Friday, May 01, 2015

Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.

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For Man With Cystic Fibrosis, 'Death Is Like A Deadline'

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis didn't live past the age of 5. Today most with the disease live into their 40s. Brent Hendricks says it is "like being on a boat with a hole in it."

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Carey Mulligan Returns To Period Drama For A Thomas Hardy Classic

Friday, May 01, 2015

The actress spent years avoiding the genre for fear of getting pigeonholed, but she says she made an exception for Far From the Madding Crowd because of Hardy's modern, forward-thinking heroine.

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Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Vietnam's war with the U.S. lasted a decade, a mere historical blip compared to its centuries-long feud with China, which has been heating up recently.

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