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Iranian Comedian Tries The U.S., Again

British-Iranian comedian and actor Omid Djalili gained a degree of fame in the United States talking about and even joking about issues of terrorism and the Middle East following 9/11. After several years and success in Britain, he's coming back to the States.
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In Newtown, Making Promises To Transform A Tragedy

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a group of victim families and others in the community joined together to try to prevent gun violence, and they asked the rest of the world to promise to help. A year after the tragedy, members of Sandy Hook Promise say their efforts to change society are just beginning.
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Tug Of Authority Over Legal Gap In Online Privacy

Without one law that mandates security standards, the Federal Trade Commission is stepping in to confront companies that expose their customers to risk online. But then one company fought back, arguing the FTC didn't have the right. So whose responsibility is it to keep your sensitive data safe?
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On Newtown: Poet Yusef Komunyakaa

Last year, after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., NPR reached out to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, who himself knows the grief of losing a child. The result was a poem, "Rock Me Mercy."
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Going The Distance: Mileage Running On Marathon Flights

Imagine flying around the world in a span of days for the sole purpose of earning frequent flyer miles. That's the idea behind mileage runs. By spending hours in an airplane, travelers gain status on an airline.
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Tornado Victims Find Snapshots Of Solace In Far-Flung Photos

The tornado that devastated parts of Washington, Ill., has brought about a sort of serendipitous phenomenon: It picked up family photos and dropped them 90 to 110 miles away, in the Chicago suburbs. Now there's an effort to reunite the photos with families who lost everything else.
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Rape Accusation Still Shadows Heisman Finalist

No charges were filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, but the accuser's lawyer is calling for an independent review of the state's investigation. She says investigators focused on the accuser more than the alleged perpetrator.
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White House Hires A Crisis Manager, Easing Democratic Worries

John Podesta, the newly named counselor to the president, is a second-term crisis management specialist who many Democrats hope will help the recently unsteady Obama White House get its act together.
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A Common Story: Bullet's Trajectory Interrupts Child's Path

Ka'nard Allen, 11, has been caught in New Orleans crossfire — twice. He survived, but his extraordinary story made him a symbol of the toll violence takes on children in American cities. What happens after the bullets stop flying? How does a child get up after being gunned down?
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Senate Takes a Break After 48-Hour Debate

In the first Senate session since Democrats detonated the "nuclear option" and eliminated the minority's ability to filibuster most nominations, Republicans fought back by dragging debate out as long as possible, keeping the Senate in session for over 48 straight hours.

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