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American Tornado Preparedness Has History Of 'Bad Advice'

In light of the recent tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma, guest host Wade Goodwyn talks to author Lee Sandlin about the myths and practices of tornado preparedness over the decades. Sandlin is the author of Storm Kinds: The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers.
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Court Prepares To Write New Chapters In Civil Rights History

Opinions on affirmative action, same-sex marriage and voting rights are to come in what's expected to be a month of blockbuster Supreme Court decisions
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If This Cute Cheerios Ad Causes Drama, What Won't?

When an advertiser seems to do everything right and still draws complaints, it makes you wonder: Is there any way to market to diverse communities without stepping on toes?
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Many Agree Bridges Are Unsafe, But Few Agree On Fixes

The collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington last month has once again raised questions about the state of the nation's infrastructure. But there is no consensus on how to tackle the problem, or how to pay for solutions.
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Academy Investigates Alleged Sex Assault Of Female Midshipman

The woman's attorney says three members of the U.S. Naval Academy's football team assaulted the victim at an off-campus house last year.
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Firefighters Killed In Houston Motel Blaze

The firefighters may have been trapped when the roof of the Southern Inn collapsed about two hours after the five-alarm fire started. Officials say at least four firefighters were killed and five others were injured.
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'Atari Dump' Will Be Excavated, After Nearly 30 Years

After nearly 30 years, the New Mexico landfill that famously was used to bury the game console maker's mistakes — the biggest being the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial — will be dug up by game developer Fuel Industries, which hopes to make a documentary about the project.

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