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U.S. Military Charges Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion

U.S. Army officials said Wednesday that Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance is considered a crime of desertion. Bergdahl was freed last May after being held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years.
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Calif. Lawyer's Ballot Proposal Calls Referendum System Into Question

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Vikram Amar, a professor at the University of California, Davis School of Law, about the initiative that would allow the killing of gays and lesbians.
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'Super-Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.
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Can Republicans Get Ahead In The 2016 Digital Race?

When Sen. Ted Cruz threw his hat into the ring, it happened first on Twitter. Political news is breaking more and more on social media, and both sides face different challenges in reaching out.
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Supreme Court Rules On Two Closely-Watched Discrimination Cases

A divided Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in cases concerning alleged discrimination. One involves racial redistricting in Alabama, and the other concerns the rights of a UPS driver who became pregnant.
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In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist

In December, Tania Bruguera planned a performance at Revolution Square. She ended up in jail and had her passport taken. Now she returns to the scene of her alleged crime. This time for an interview.
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University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy

Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they're trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.
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Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.
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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.
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Takeaways From The Federal Report On Deadly Force By Philadelphia Cops

The Justice Department crunched years of data after Charles Ramsey, the city's police commissioner, requested that it look into how and when his officers used deadly force.

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