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An 'Idiot With A Gun' Leaves Families In Kansas Reeling

As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they're focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they're crushed by the gunman's senseless acts.
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Astronauts Will Soon Be Able To Eat Fresh Veggies In Space

A plant growth chamber is headed to the International Space Station. It's called Veggie and it sort of looks like a pillow that you can see through, all lit up in pink, with lettuce inside.
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'Captain Underpants' 2013's Most Vilified Book

The top spot on the American Library Association's annual list of most challenged books goes to The Adventures of Captain Underpants — for the second year in a row.
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Boston To Pay Tribute To Victims Of Last Year's Bombing

One year ago, the Boston Marathon became more than just one of the world's major sporting events. It also became a target. Three people were killed and dozens injured in the bombing.
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Mass. Gov. Patrick Looks Back On Boston bombing 1 Year Ago

As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
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Florida's Freshwater Springs Attract Vacationers

Florida is most popular for its beaches and theme parks but it has hundreds of freshwater springs too. In central Florida, no springs may be more prized than those at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.
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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.
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Social Security Chief: Women Live Longer, So They Should Save Early

For women, lower average career earnings translate into smaller Social Security payments. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin says women shouldn't wait to start saving for retirement.
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A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast

Some lawmakers say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West last year could be the state's best opportunity to pass needed safety measures. But it's going to be an uphill battle.
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Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement

Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, plans to compete in Arizona later this month.

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