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Seeking Oakland's Soul In The 'New Oakland'

Oakland, Calif., was a hub of African-American life on the West Coast. Today, it's one of the most diverse cities in the country. How has that shift affected its culture?
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The Pitch For More No. 42s

There's more buzz than usual this year around baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who made his major league debut on April 15, 1947. But commentator Frank Deford says there isn't enough buzz in college athletics to help shape the Robinsons of the future.
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Lionfish Attack The Gulf Of Mexico Like A Living Oil Spill

Scientists say they have few weapons to wield against the poison-spined lionfish, which is gobbling up reef fish in the Bahamas and other habitats.
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Low-Sodium Food Labels Woo, And Confuse, Consumers

Governments set standards for different types of food labels, but most people don't pick up on those nuances, according to a new study on sodium labels. When asked about a variety of health issues, including losing weight and diabetes, participants in a survey said that lower-sodium products would prevent all of them.
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Maine Court Sets $25,000 Bail For 'North Pond Hermit'

Christopher Knight, whose 27 years of living in near-total isolation in Maine made him an object of fascination after he was arrested for stealing food and supplies, appeared by video for a court hearing Tuesday, when a Kennebec County judge set his bail at $25,000 cash.
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American Airlines Grounds All Flights Due To Computer Glitch

The airline says a glitch in its computerized reservation system caused planes to be grounded for two hours.
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Quality Conundrum: Complications Boost Hospital Profits

Hospitals can make more money when surgery leads to complication that need to be fixed. Critics say the current payment system rewards hospitals for bad care and fails to provide incentives that would benefit patients.
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Security Expert: Investigators Seeking Bomber's 'Signature'

An expert on terrorism and security says investigators in Boston are looking for minute clues in bomb debris that could point to a suspect, and also turning to race spectators who might have captured evidence. "That was one of the most photographed sites on the planet yesterday," he said.
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Boston Globe Columnist: 'A Little Bit Of Freedom Taken Away'

Sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about Monday's events at the Boston Marathon, the place the marathon holds in the life of the city, its importance in the international world of running, and the history of attacks at sporting events.

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