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'Black Gold Boom' Brings New Life To North Dakota

An oil boom is transforming life in the western part of the Peace Garden State. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Todd Melby of the interactive radio project "Black Gold Boom," and with Anita Hayden, a young oil field worker in North Dakota.
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Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment Building Is Coming Down, Dallas Declares

The man who killed President Kennedy lived in Apt. No. 2 in 1962 and 1963. In the years since, the building has been falling apart. Though the city has ordered the owner to tear it down, that hasn't happened. So starting today, city crews will be on the scene to do the work.
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Mass. Cops Egg Each Others House

Investigators say the homeowner is a police sergeant in Newton, Mass. He's the superior officer of the guy who was tossing the eggs at the house. The MetroWest Daily News reports that both men were off duty at the time, and both insist it was just a joke between friends.
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Counterterrorism Adviser Brennan To Be Tapped For CIA

John Brennan is one of the president's top national security aides. A veteran of the CIA, he was the agency's deputy executive director during President George W. Bush's administration. Brennan has said he opposed many of the Bush administration's policies, including the use of waterboarding.
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U.S. Murder Rate Declines, But Chicago's Goes Up

Steve Inskeep talks to NPR Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson and Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here, about the jump in the 2012 Chicago homicide rate, and what it means for the nationwide rate.
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Notre Dame, 'Bama To Meet In BSC Championship Game

Alabama is trying to win its third title in four years Monday night. Notre Dame is trying to cap an undefeated season with a championship win.
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Colo. Task Force Navigates New Pot Rules

Recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado after voters approved it last November. But there are still no rules on where or how to buy it. That's just one of the many issues facing a task force in the state.

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