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Witnesses To Marathon Explosions Describe Panic And Horror

Witnesses say the two explosions were followed by panicked and bloodied spectators as emergency services personnel rushed to the scene.
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A Tax Day Story For Hard-Cider Lovers

When is hard apple cider not considered hard apple cider? When it's taxed like wine or champagne. America is in the midst of a cider revival, but antiquated tax laws make it a risky business for entrepreneurs, critics say. Not to worry: Sen. Schumer is on the case.
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2013 Pulitzers Honor Sharon Olds, Adam Johnson, New York Times

The new batch of Pulitzer Prize winners has just been announced, with poet Sharon Olds winning for Stag's Leap. novelist Adam Johnson winning the fiction prize for The Orphan Master's Son. In the journalism field, The New York Times took the most honors, winning in four categories, including investigative reporting.
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Explosions Rock Finish Line At Boston Marathon

Two apparent explosions have rocked the finish line at the Boston Marathon, about three hours after the winners crossed the finish line. The explosions occurred as thousands of runners finished running 26.2 mile course at the 117th Boston Marathon. NPR's Tovia Smith provides an update.
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Ford, GM Will Jointly Develop Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

The new 9-speed and 10-speed transmissions are aimed at meeting new federal fuel efficiency standards.
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Remains Sent From Vietnam To Hawaii May Be Those Of U.S. Service Member

Vietnam has sent what analysts believe could be the remains of a member of the American military who died in the country during the Vietnam War. After a repatriation ceremony at the airport in Da Nang Sunday, the remains were sent to Hawaii for examination and possible identification.
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Tax Tips For Procrastinators

It's the dreaded 'Tax Day.' Tell Me More offers some tips for those who still haven't filed their taxes yet. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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Finding Some Laughs On Dreaded Tax Day

Today is 'Tax Day,' and that means misery for lots of people. Tell Me More wants to lighten things up with some tax humor. The Capitol Steps are a political satire troupe in Washington D.C., and their repertoire includes some songs poking fun at taxes.

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