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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.
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Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos Funeral

Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack.
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For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.
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Top Somali Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders

Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist.
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Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."
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High Electric Bills Gobble Up Savings From Cheap Oil In New England

Falling oil prices are perhaps nowhere more welcome than in northern New England, where most homes burn heating oil in their furnaces and high electricity prices are going up.
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Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On

For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.
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Protests Reflect Real Harm From Police Policies, Organizer Says

National protests have drawn attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to New York protest organizer Julianne Hoffenberg about moving forward.
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King Kong Out To Crush Bigfoot's Claim To Fame As First Monster Truck

Bigfoot 4X4 is a legend in the monster truck world, but another truck is challenging its claim as first car crusher. The bragging rights are big deal in what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.
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Former Guantanamo Envoy Says Prison Undermines National Security

The State Department's special envoy responsible for moving detainees out of Guantanamo Bay resigned this week. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Cliff Sloan about progress in closing the prison.

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