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An Underground Community Of Hash Oil 'Craftsmen'

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mike Sager, who wrote for California Sunday Magazine about the makers of a marijuana concentrate called "hash oil." Using hash oil is legal in some states; making it isn't.
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Amtrak Ordered To Improve Safety Along Northeast Corridor

Amid reports that Amtrak's train 188 may have been struck by a projectile, the Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak is required to install technology at the accident site that will automatically slow a speeding train.
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Coming To Terms With The Boston Marathon Bomber's Sentence

A day after convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the death penalty, Bostonians are grappling with the jury's sentence and bracing for legal appeals.
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Kerry Meets With China's Foreign Minister Over Disputed Islands

The secretary of state seems unlikely to convince his Chinese counterpart that a diplomatic solution to the regional tug-of-war must be found.
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8 Bodies Recovered From U.S. Helicopter Crash Site In Nepal

The Huey UH-1 chopper went down east of the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday while coordinating disaster relief to the quake-stricken Himalayan country.
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Amtrak Ordered To Take Steps To Improve Safety

The Federal Railroad Administration has instructed Amtrak to install new automatic control systems on its northbound trains near the area of this week's derailment and to assess risks at all curves.
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Water Logged: Firm Reclaims Timber Lost To Maine's Frigid Rivers

Before the nation had highways, loggers moved timber by floating it down rivers. But not all logs made it downstream to saw mills. In Maine, one company is giving the underwater timber new life.
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RedState Advises Less Meat-Throwing, More Substance In GOP Campaigns

RedState blogger Erick Erickson has asked Republican candidates at his conservative summit to focus on what they would do to shape the nation, rather than bash President Obama and each other.
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U.S. Troops Kill Senior ISIS Commander In Syria

The U.S. says that Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader of the self-declared Islamic State, was killed during a U.S. military operation authorized by President Obama.
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Tensions In South China Sea Loom Over Kerry Visit

Secretary of State John Kerry underscored U.S. concerns over China's claim to ownership of disputed islands in the South China Sea, an issue that has strained relations in the region.

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