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A 'Tennessee Promise' To Educate The State's College Students

Apr 21, 2014 (Tell Me More) — Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.

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President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

Apr 21, 2014 (Tell Me More) — President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.

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America's Meb Keflezighi Wins An Emotional Boston Marathon

Apr 21, 2014

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In the men's field of the 118th Boston Marathon, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S.runners, after defeating Wilson Chebet of Kenya in a race that came down to the final mile.

According to race officials, Keflezighi, 38, ran a 4:56 split at mile 23, when he built a a 20-second lead. But that lead dwindled as the runners neared the finish line.

The crowd roared as Keflezighi crossed the finish line, celebrating a much-needed victory in the historic race.

The women's field was won by Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, who set a course record with a time of 2:18:57 as she successfully defended her title as the Boston champion. American Shalane Flanagan, a Massachusetts native, finished sixth in the race, posting a personal best with her time of 2:22:01.

For the second year in a row, Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. has won the women's wheelchair race.

You can follow our live blog of the race here.

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Video of a leopard attacking residents in the town of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, in central India. (NDTV)

WATCH: Leopard Attacks Residents In Central India

Apr 21, 2014

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You can see the video here. New Delhi Television calls it "an indication of increased conflicts between man and animal."

In the footage, a leopard is seen bursting through roof tiles of a one-story building in the central city of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, about 400 miles east of Mumbai.

NDTV says:

"In one instance a man is badly mauled on the rooftops. A crowd of men armed with rods can be seen running helter and skelter as the leopard turns on its attackers. According to reports the animal was eventually captured by the forest department and subsequently released into the wild."

The announcer says "the Forest Department has now caught the leopard and released it in the wild, but we don't know if it was badly injured."

The incident comes amid a rash of incidents involving leopards and people, both in Chandrapur and elsewhere in India, according to NDTV:

"An eight-year-old girl was killed by a leopard in Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Another leopard was found dead in a well in the Chandrapur area one day ago. Yet another leopard killed two people within three hours ... in Chandrapur [last week]."

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The Milk Carton Kids, performing live at Lincoln Theater in Columbus, Ohio. (Courtesy of the artist)

The Milk Carton Kids, Live From Lincoln Theater

Apr 21, 2014

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Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan formed The Milk Carton Kids in Los Angeles in early 2011, quickly drawing well-earned comparisons to The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel. Their performance at Columbus, Ohio's Lincoln Theater was filmed as part of the tour for their latest album, The Ash & Clay. You can watch the whole thing right here.

The full concert DVD will be released on Apr. 29.

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