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Firefighting's First Female General Makes Order Out Of Chaos

Jeanne Pincha-Tulley is a Type 1 incident commander, the wildland firefighting equivalent of a one-star general. She manages the most destructive and most complex wildfires. Incident command teams, she says, are "used to taking complicated and making it work."
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NPR, Ombudsman Differ On S. Dakota Indian Foster Care Series

NPR's ombudsman has found serious failings in the network's 2011 investigative series on South Dakota's foster care system for Native American children. NPR has admitted some shortcomings but stands by the findings of the series.
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'Whitey' Bulger Found Guilty On 31 Of 32 Counts

A Boston jury has found James "Whitey" Bulger guilty of 11 murders, racketeering, extortion and other mob-related crimes. Bulger, who was the subject of a worldwide manhunt for more than a decade before being captured in 2011, likely faces life in prison. Audie Cornish speaks with WBUR's David Boeri.
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Medgar Evers' Son Honors Civil Rights Icon In His Own Way

James Van Dyke Evers was only 3 when his father, civil rights leader Medgar Evers, was shot and killed in the family's driveway. Van Evers chose not to follow in his father's footsteps — at what cost?
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The Biggest Twitter Moments Ever Feature Beyonce, Romney

Super Bowls and Olympics tend to generate major Twitter spikes, but how do the biggest Twitter moments compare to one another? A closer look.
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'Ocean's 16' Powerball Winners Claim Share Of Jackpot

The winners of a third of the Powerball lottery call themselves "Ocean's 16." They famously showed up for work at the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department after realizing they were about to become millionaires.
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Judge Rules NYPD's Stop-And-Frisk Tactics Violate Rights

In eight years, New York police made 4.4 million stops. Eighty-percent of the people stopped were minorities, and nine out of 10 times they were not charged with a crime. The judge has appointed an independent monitor to oversee the program.
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Judge Slams Stop-and-Frisk Policy

A judge says New York City's stop-and-frisk policy violates the rights of thousands of people. And Attorney General Eric Holder is proposing new ways to deal with drug offenders. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks politics with Keli Goff of The Root and Mary Kate Cary of U.S. News & World Report.
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Are We Ready For A Massive Aging Population?

America's population is aging at a rapid rate: 20 percent of the country will be 65 or older by the year 2050. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with experts about how the aging population will affect the American landscape.
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New Discovery Shows Spanish Imprint In U.S.

When people think of U.S. history, they often jump to the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. But a new archaeological discovery shows just how far inland Spanish explorers traveled, decades before the English arrived. Kenneth C. Davis talks about some of the hidden Spanish history in the U.S.

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