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An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

A group of scientists is on an urgent mission: It's rushing to save as many corals as it can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.
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Ex-Ambassador To Syria: Civil War Could Drag On For Years

Robert Ford resigned as U.S. ambassador to Syria earlier this year. He tells NPR's Robert Siegel that it became impossible for him to defend the Obama administration's policies in the country.
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Despite Video Of Bergdahl's Release, Questions Dog His Capture

Questions surround Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's initial disappearance. Bergdahl has said he was captured by the Taliban while lagging behind on a patrol, but many wonder whether he planned to desert.
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Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.
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In Keynote Speech, Obama Marks A Quarter-Century Of Polish Democracy

President Obama is delivering the keynote address of his current trip to Europe in Poland. Earlier in the day, Obama is meeting with the president-elect of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.
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After State Lawmaker Comes Out, Campaign Becomes Battle Of Write-ins

Mike Fleck, who was re-elected three times before he came out as gay in 2012, lost the Republican state house primary to a write-in candidate. So he won as a write-in on the Democratic ballot instead.
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In Mississippi, A Heated Senate Primary Spills Into Runoff

In one of the country's most competitive primaries, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran and Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel appear headed for a runoff.
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Facing Doubts About Court Fines, Lawmakers Take Questions To Heart

U.S. lawmakers are feeling some urgency to solve the same problem: how to stop sending people to jail simply for failing to pay court fines and fees, often because they're too poor to afford them.
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Prisoner Swap Ignites Political Firestorm On The Hill

Everything the Obama administration touches seems to set off a political firestorm. The latest involves Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the prisoner exchange that led to his release by the Taliban.
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VA Health Care's Chronic Ailments: Long Waits And Red Tape

Problems at the VA are not new; the system has struggled for years to deliver health care in a timely manner. Most of those enduring long waits are older vets from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

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