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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23, 2014 | NPR · Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed.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.
 
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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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Jan 27, 2014 — The charge: That he conspired to sell more than $1 million in bitcoins to individuals who used the virtual money to buy drugs on the Silk Road website.
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Dec 27, 2013 — Though 40 million credit and debt accounts may have been affected, Target says the hackers should not be able to decrypt sensitive information they obtained.
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Dec 19, 2013 — The retailer acknowledged early Thursday that there was a massive security breach of its customers' credit and debit card accounts. It started the day before Thanksgiving and extended at least to Dec. 15 — the heart of the holiday shopping season.
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Oct 21, 2013 — Reports are coming in from around the world about drugs, cellphones, tools and other things being strapped to cats who then slip into prison yards. According to the stories, the cats aren't talking.
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Jul 26, 2013 — The vandalism was discovered early Friday. There's paint on the memorial's floor and the base of the statue. It's unknown who did it or how long it will take to clean up.
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Jun 5, 2013 — "When you want to get the devil, you have to go to hell to get your witnesses," says law professor Michael Cassidy. Among those who will be called to the stand in the infamous Boston gangster's trial will be Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi. He's serving a life sentence for 10 murders.
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Nov 28, 2012 — Police officials can't remember the last time a whole day went by without someone being shot, stabbed or slashed by someone else. But that's just what happened as the week began. The sharp drop in violent crime from decades before continues.
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Oct 24, 2012 — If you shopped recently at those stores and used a credit or debit card there's a chance that thieves got hold of data about about your accounts and your PIN. Check the list.
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