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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23, 2014 | NPR · Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed.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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Oct 29, 2013 — The 2014 mid-term elections right now look like they could be a battle over the shutdown and Obamacare... a federal judge stopped parts of a Texas abortion law that would have decreased access to the procedure... Ohio's GOP Gov. Kasich defies his party to defend the social safety net for the poor.
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Oct 11, 2013 — The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent nonprofit that defends press freedom, delivers a sharp critique of the Obama administration's "war on leaks and other efforts to control information."
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Aug 2, 2013 — The Obama administration says it has solved a thorny issue that threatened the health insurance coverage of more than 10,000 congressional staffers. But critics say the administration is overstepping its legal authority.
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Jun 5, 2013 — Rice, now the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., has been a lightning rod for Republican critics of how the administration responded to last September's attack on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya. She will replace Tom Donilon, who is resigning. Her new post does not require Senate confirmation.
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May 2, 2013 — Penny Pritzker, a Chicago business executive, is one of the nation's richest people. She raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the president's campaigns. She also, Obama said Thursday, has "built companies from the ground up."
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Feb 6, 2013 — Sally Jewell, REI's CEO, would succeed Secretary Ken Salazar. She's a former engineer at Mobil.
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Jan 10, 2013 — The president has nominated his chief of staff. Jack Lew is also a former budget director in both the Clinton and Obama administrations. He would replace Timothy Geithner, who plans to step down soon.
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Jan 9, 2013 — Lew, who earlier was budget director in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, has long been thought to be the leading candidate to replace Timothy Geithner.
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