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District Attorney's Death Sets Texas Town On Edge

Steve Inskeep talks to Tanya Eiserer, a reporter for The Dallas Morning News, about the latest on the weekend shooting of the district attorney of Kaufman, Texas. Two months earlier, an assistant district attorney was gunned down on the way to work in the same county.
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Cuban Dissident Blogger Seeks To Unite Castro's Cuba With Miami's Cuba

Yoani Sanchez is an outspoken critic of the Castro regime, with a social media pulpit that is translated into 20 languages. In Miami this week to receive an award, she called on Cuban-Americans to tear down the wall of "lies, silence and bad intentions" that divides the community.
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Baseball Begins In The Shadow Of March Madness

Fans are returning to Major League Baseball parks for a new season. Let's take a break from the intensity of college basketball's March Madness, and talk about the beginning of the long and winding Major League Baseball season.
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April Fools' Day Pranks Revealed

If it was a sleepy Monday for you, you may have fallen victim to some April Fools' Day pranks. David Greene and Steve Inskeep have a roundup of some of the all-in-fun pranks.
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Chicago's Murder Rate Begins Year Lower

The city's murder rate has dropped dramatically over the first three months of the year. The police superintendent says it's not a victory but it is progress. After a year in which murders in the country's third largest city topped more than 500, the homicide rate has declined to a level not seen since 1959.

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