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Boston Bombing Sparks Firestorm Of Internet Hate

Social media played a large role in the investigation and reporting of the Boston Marathon bombing case. It also provided many hateful, racist comments online. But what does the reaction to it all signal about greater society? Host Michel Martin talks about that with Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief of GlobalGrind.com, and with Rey Junco of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
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Teaching Shakespeare In A Maximum Security Prison

Many people thought Laura Bates was out of her mind when she offered to teach Shakespeare in the maximum security wing of an Indiana prison. But the prisoners found a deep connection with the playwright's words. Laura Bates talks about her experience in her new book Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard. She speaks with host Michel Martin.
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A Rand Paul White House Path Complicated By Dad's Legacy

The Kentucky senator says he's "considering" a 2016 run for the White House. Backers tout the built-in support and money networks established during 2008 and 2012 presidential runs by his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. But others view the dad's libertarian legacy as a decidedly mixed bag.
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Boston's Lockdown A Rare Aspect Of Bombing Investigation

Steve Inskeep talks with Boston Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem about city officials' decision to lock down Boston on Friday as law enforcement searched for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Kayyem is a former top homeland security official.
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Bodies Of First Responders Identified From Texas Explosion

The remains of four more first responders were identified, according to authorities. Eleven of the 14 dead were reportedly volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.
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Reese Witherspoon Apologizes For Her Behavior

"Do you know my name?" the actress reportedly asked as an Atlanta police officer was testing her husband's sobriety beside a road. Police say that despite being warned to stay in her vehicle, Witherspoon emerged at least twice. She's charged with disorderly conduct.
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Jogging Banned From Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge

According to the Statesman Journal, signs at the refuge in Oregon say no dogs, horseback riding or jogging are permitted. Wildlife officials warn that running people can stress out the animals and might even interfere with breeding.

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