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U.S. Marshal Fatally Shoots Defendant In Utah Courtroom

The alleged gang member was killed when he reportedly lunged at a witness and was shot several times in the federal courtroom in Salt Lake City.
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Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official

If you're inclined, you could soon speak Tlingit, Inupiaq, or Siberian Yupik in Alaska with the knowledge that those and 18 other languages (including English) are officially recognized by the state.
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Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

The quest for cheap, reliable electricity to power enormous cloud computing facilities is sending tech companies to the ends of the earth.
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Powdered Liquor: Now Legal But Won't Be In Your Margarita Soon

The feds have approved dehydrated versions of vodka and even mojitos. Simply add water and voila! You've got a cocktail. But red tape will likely keep the high-proof powder off the market for a while.
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To Keep Business Growing, Vendors Rebrand Pot's Stoner Image

In Colorado, where recreational pot is now legal, stores are working hard to stand out — marketing to fans of organic, locally grown produce and trying to liken using pot to enjoying a glass of wine.
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NPR 8 Runner's Hard Road Back To Boylston Ends In Triumph

Demi Clark, who has been profiled in NPR's series Running Toward Boylston, just finished the 2014 Boston Marathon. She discusses what it was like to tackle the marathon again after the 2013 bombing.
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Once A Punchline, Reno Takes A Gamble On Revamping Image

Reno, Nev., is having an identity crisis. As its stream of visitors has dried up, the city has gained the reputation of a seedy gambling town without the glamour of Las Vegas. While Reno's starting to lure tech companies from the Bay Area, Will Stone of Reno Public Radio reports that changing its image remains a tough sell.
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Some In Irwindale Still Not Happy About Smelly Neighbor, Sriracha

The skirmish continues between Sriracha and Irwindale, Calif. Irwindale's city council declared that owner David Tran must curb his hot sauce factory's smelly fumes or they'll do it themselves. Tran is considering relocating, and he has already received several offers.
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Forced To Put Its Nets Away, One Fla. Town Clams Up — Literally

Since Florida banned gill nets 20 years ago, University of Florida researchers have helped Cedar Key replace commercial fishing with aquaculture. The area's now among the most productive clam farming regions in the U.S.
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A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American

The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR's Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983.

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