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After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life

Paralyzed by a bullet in Iraq, Tomas Young has only seen his health deteriorate since he returned home. In February, Young announced he was going to remove his feeding tube and stop taking the nearly 100 pills a day. "I decided that I was no longer going to watch myself deteriorate," he says.
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Getting Lost In The Prison System

Ten million people funnel in and out of our nation's jails and prisons every year. And every year, some of them get lost. Recently there have been two high-profile cases of such inmates — one who got out years too early, and one who stayed years too long. Both cases had disastrous consequences, but there's no easy fix to this problem. This story originally ran on Morning Edition on April 5.
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New Recruits Combat Sexual Assault In The Air Force

Military leaders, lawmakers and advocates have long agreed that a cultural shift needs to happen to encourage servicemen and women to come forward and report sexual assault. At the Wright-Patterson base in Dayton, Ohio, young airmen are being trained to spot and report abuse.
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Old Guard And Fresh Faces Square Off At Women's Final Four

In New Orleans Sunday night, it's the women's turn to put on a college basketball show at the Final Four. Traditional powers UConn and Notre Dame are facing off, while the presence of California against Louisville is proving to doubters that the women's game has depth — and some pizzazz, too.
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An NCAA Basketball Star In Europe

Ali Farokhmanesh became an overnight sensation after hitting the shot that sealed Northern Iowa's upset of top-seeded Kansas in 2010. Now he plays on a much smaller stage for a professional team in Austria.
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Stories Of 'Outside The Wire' Give An Insider's View Of War

In some ways, Christine Dumaine Leche's writing class was just like any other — there were backpacks, rough drafts, class discussions. But her classroom was on an air base in Afghanistan, and her students were active soldiers. She's collected their work in a new book called Outside The Wire.
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Back From Recess, Congress Preps For Gun Legislation Fight

Senate staffers say a bipartisan agreement has yet to be reached on universal background checks, and that snarl may end up delaying a vote on gun legislation for another week. Lobbyists on both sides of the debate are using the extra time to keep the pressure on.
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There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

The top-seeded Cardinals didn't win 72-68 without a fight. Down a player, Louisville had to rally its reserves to finally make its way into the title game slot.

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