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Boston: The Conversation In Arab-American And Muslim Communities

After the bombings in Boston, law professor Khaled Beydoun was gripped by the fear that the culprit would be found to be an Arab or Muslim American. Since Sept. 11, 2001, he says this anxiety has become quite familiar in Arab and Muslim communities, and that has transformed the grieving process.
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Investigating Explosions And Chemical Threats

Explosions at the Boston Marathon, potentially ricin-laced letters intercepted en route to the White House and Sen. Roger Wicker, and an explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas have each prompted investigations. In each case, authorities sift through evidence to construct a timeline of events.
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Navigating The Lines Between Ethnicity And Identity

Race and ethnicity influence nearly all aspects of American life. Matt Thompson, leader of NPR's race, ethnicity and culture team Code Switch, and Beverly Cross, professor of urban education at the University of Memphis, discuss how the relationship between ethnicity and identity morphs over time.
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Boston's Heroes Seriously Inspire Ray From 'Car Talk'

Jokes were not on funny guy Ray Magliozzi's mind Thursday when he talked with WBUR. Instead, the Car Talk co-host wanted to focus on the acts of bravery and selflessness at the scene of Monday's bombings.
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Boston Bombings Bring Out The 'Crowdsleuthers'

Investigators have said the key clue is likely to come from photos or video taken by the public, and social media sites are buzzing with theories about possible suspects. But with so many images out there, it's like trying to find the one slightly off-white pingpong ball buried under 10,000 white pingpong balls.
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Obama: 'A Bomb Can't Beat Us'

"Small, stunted individuals who would destroy instead of build" do not understand Americans, the president said at an interfaith service in Boston. The event was both to remember the victims of Monday's marathon bombings and to praise the bravery and spirit of those who rushed to help the injured.
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FDA's Rejection Of Generic OxyContin May Have Side Effects

A push to make narcotic painkillers harder to abuse means that generic versions of OxyContin won't be allowed. But drugs that are more resistant to abuse are expensive and can still be addictive.
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Obama Visits Boston Service As Investigation Continues

Hundreds of people gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End, about a mile from the bombing site, for an interfaith memorial service Thursday.

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