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Democrats Call Lynch Confirmation Delay A New Low In Washington Gridlock

Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Lynch isn't very controversial, yet she's waited more than 5 months for a confirmation vote.
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Why Do Courts Still Deliver Many Legal Documents By Hand?

A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.
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Young Black Man In Baltimore Dies 1 Week After A Police Confrontation

Freddie Gray, 25, died after suffering a broken vertebra during an arrest. David Greene talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Scott Calvert and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm.
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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the guard's unpredictable needs.
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At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.
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Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?
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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
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Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.
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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.
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President Obama To Visit Everglades National Park On Earth Day

President Obama will honor Earth Day Wednesday by visiting the Florida Everglades, an area greatly affected by climate change. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Florida International University ecologist Evelyn Gaiser about what damage has already been done to the region.

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