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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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Mar 18, 2014 — It's time for basketball fans to fill in their brackets and predict which team will win every game in the NCAA tournament. What's the best way? Research? Flip a coin? Find a mascot you like?
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Nov 22, 2013 — With all the attention this week for Grinnell College basketball player Jack Taylor and his second 100-point game, the accomplishments of Clarence "Bevo" Francis in the early 1950s may have gotten short shrift.
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Nov 18, 2013 — Junior guard Jack Taylor of Grinnell College has followed up last year's record-breaking 138-point performance with another "century." He scored 109 points Sunday night in a victory over Crossroads College. He's the only player in NCAA history to have reached or exceeded 100 points twice.
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Jun 6, 2013 — As the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs face each other, here's a tip sheet. Their best-of-seven series starts Thursday night in Miami.
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Apr 8, 2013 — The school could bring home trophies in both the men's and women's basketball championships. The first step comes Monday night when the Louisville men play Michigan. On Tuesday, the Louisville women play Connecticut.
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Apr 5, 2013 — You have to give Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware credit. He's a really good sport. The sophomore who broke his leg last weekend delivered David Letterman's Top 10 list Thursday night. No. 1: "At least my bracket's not busted."
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Apr 2, 2013 — The Connecticut Huskies are going to a record sixth-straight Final Four. California is in the Final Four for the first time. Tuesday night, the other two slots will be filled.
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Mar 21, 2013 — Everybody tries to figure out who will win. How about predicting the first surprise? Which teams will get bounced out before they "should" have been?
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Mar 17, 2013 — Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga are the No. 1 seeds in the four regions of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship. Now it's time to start picking your winners if you're a college basketball fan.
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Nov 21, 2012 — Sophomore guard Jack Taylor of Iowa's Grinnell College shot and shot and shot some more. He smashed the old individual NCAA record, set in 1954, of 113 points. "I am very exhausted," he said afterward.
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