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Court Action Stalls In Serial Stabbing Case

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Police in Flint, Mich., are searching for a victim of last summer's stabbing spree after he failed to appear in court. The man standing trial in the case is also suspected in attacks in Leesburg, Va.

Bill Fisher was supposed to testify today at a preliminary examination in Michigan to determine if Elias Abuelazam goes to trial for attempted murder. Meanwhile, in another case, Abuelazam was ordered to trial for the attempted murder of Antwione Marshall.

Four hearings are scheduled Thursday, all involving charges of attempted murder in and around Flint. Abuelazam is also charged with three murders.

Abuelazam is suspected of a series of stabbings in Flint and surrounding communities this past summer that left a total of five men dead and nine others seriously injured. He is also a suspect in similar attacks in Northern Virginia and Ohio that left four others wounded.

Abuelazam was captured Aug. 11 in Atlanta while trying to fly to his native Israel.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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