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Steroid Accusations Likely To Bench Baseball Hall Of Fame Candidates

Frank Deford bats around the impact of allegations of drug use by some players and laments that debating who should be in the Hall of Fame isn't as fun as it was in the past.
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Alleged Leaker Manning Subjected To Illegal Pretrial Punishment, Judge Rules

At a pretrial hearing Tuesday at Fort Meade, a military judge said some of the punishment given to Pvt. Bradley Manning while he was in solitary confinement was "more rigorous than necessary." He is accused of sending a mass of classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.
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Fuel Leak At Logan Airport Adds To Trouble For Boeing 787 Dreamliner

A fuel leak Tuesday on a Tokyo-bound Japan Airlines flight forced the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to cancel takeoff and return to the gate at Boston's Logan International Airport. It was the second incident involving a Dreamliner in two days after a small fire on a 787 on Monday.
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911 Calls Played And Traps In Holmes' Apartment Described In Colo. Court

On a 27-second call to police, at least 30 shots can be heard in the background. James Holmes is charged in the murders of 12 people and the wounding of dozens in a movie theater.
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2 Years After Giffords Shooting, Much Changed?

It's been two years since the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people and injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. To learn what has and hasn't changed since then, host Michel Martin talks with Daniel Hernandez Jr., Giffords' former intern who was credited with saving her life, and Carolyn Lukensmeyer of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
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Lessons From 30 Years Of Education Reporting

Jay Mathews writes the Class Struggle column for The Washington Post, and looks at issues like educational disparities and access to higher education. He's documented persisting problems and highlighted creative solutions. He talks with host Michel Martin about the past, present and future of education in America.
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Gays Separated From Military Since Late '04 To Get Full Discharge Pay

Before the "don't ask, don't tell" policy was ended in late 2011, many gays were given honorable discharges — but only about half the discharge pay they were owed. A class action suit on their behalf has now been settled and the withheld pay will be released.
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Mystery: How Did Million Dollar Lottery Winner End Up Dead From Cyanide?

In Chicago last summer, Urooj Khan jumped for joy when he realized he had a winning ticket in the Illinois later. A month later, one day after his check was issued, Khan was dead. Authorities recently figured out that the cause was a lethal dose of cyanide. Now they're investigating.

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