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Vermont Finds High-Tech Ways To Sap More Money From Maple Trees

Technological advances now allow Vermont's maple syrup producers to get twice as much sap per tree, meaning more syrup and more money. Statewide, the crop brought in $40 million last year, double its value from just six years ago.
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Leading Ladies: Connecticut, Louisville Set For Championship

Connecticut fended off Notre Dame 83-65, and Louisville triumphed over California. The two winners will play in the women's NCAA title game on Tuesday.
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Broadcasters Struggle To Tap Into The 'Zero TV' Crowd

Broadcasters will convene on Las Vegas this week to discuss the rapidly-growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services. Revenues are falling fast as more viewers watch shows and movies online.
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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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