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April 23, 2014 | NPR · They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. It will perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.

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Patty Murray

Nov 5, 2010 — Democratic incumbent Murray was appealing enough to defeat a well- known and financed Republican who had the backing of a Karl Rove-linked group. She's been very effective at bringing back federal money for projects in her state.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Today's primary contest in Washington State is known as a "top two" primary: all the candidates appear on the same ballot, and the top two finishers, regardless of party, advance to the November general election.
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Aug 16, 2010 — Tea Party-favored candidates have done well in several of the Senate primaries held around the nation so far this year. But as NPR's Martin Kaste reports, the way votes will be cast Tuesday in Washington state is likely to work against the candidate who has the most Tea Party support.
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May 28, 2010 — If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
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May 27, 2010 — Republicans get what could be a competitive challenger to Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): Dino Rossi, who almost won the governorship in 2004.
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