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Legal At Last, Colorado's Pot Contest Gets Competitively Mellow

Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. Editor Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post's The Cannabist blog gives NPR's Rachel Martin the high scores.
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Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon

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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Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert

The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
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From Empty Lots To Hospitals, New Purposes For Standard Spaces

These two projects are changing the system as we know it: One seeks to transform vacant lots into parks, and the other is using a fake hospital to foster real medical innovation.
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Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.
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Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
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Training Could Avert Another Fertilizer Plant Disaster

A year ago, a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people and wounded 160. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reflects on how to avoid a future catastrophe.
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'House Of Cards' Threatens To Ditch Baltimore For Chicago

Tax credits have long been used to attract film and TV productions. But with the loss of revenue, critics of the practice say those investments are not worth it.
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In Silicon Valley, Immigrants Toast Their Way To The Top

Immigrant workers in the Silicon Valley attend Toastmasters meetings to improve their public speaking. Organizers say those skills often lead to increased confidence at work and even job promotions.
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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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