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SCOTUS Upholds Maryland's DNA Collection Law

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples when booking people who are arrested, but not yet convicted, for serious crimes. The state's highest court struck down the law as unconstitutional last year, but the Supreme Court sided with those in law enforcement who say the information is a necessary tool for prosecuting crimes. We explore the significance of the ruling in our region and around the country.

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The Play's The Thing — High School Productions Down The Decades

Bob Mondello looks at the most-produced shows at high schools through seven decades, and ponders what the choices made by drama teachers tell us.
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Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms

Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.
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Hillary Clinton's Doctor Says She's Healthy Enough To Be President

Clinton's doctor says she's eating healthily, drinking occasionally, swimming, lifting weights and, yes, doing yoga.
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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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