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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Announces Presidential Run

Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January, when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political future.
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Spore Wars Help Fend Off Life-Threatening Bacterial Infections

Infections with C. difficile are a big problem for people in hospitals and nursing homes. An experimental treatment with spores from a harmless version of the bacterium prevented new infections.
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Do We Really Need Libraries?

Between 1886 and 1919, Andrew Carnegie planted nearly 1,700 libraries across America. Over the years they grew. Now they are trying to survive.
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One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.
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Unannounced And Unprecedented: Kerry Makes A Stop In Somalia

Secretary of State John Kerry took a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday. The visit is a first for a U.S. secretary of state. For more on Kerry's visit, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner.
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Speeder In Arizona Thankful He Wasn't Caught Going Faster

Police in Phoenix say Alejandro Barraza was driving 131 miles per hour — fast enough to go to jail. As he was led away, police say Barraza said he felt lucky that he wasn't caught at 160.
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For TV News Employee, Resigning Was A Piece Of Cake

Mark Herman, an employee at Arizona TV Station KOLD got a new job. He let everyone know he was leaving by bringing in a cake decorated with the resignation letter.
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ISIS Claims Credit For Shooting In Garland, Texas

In a bulletin, the self-declared Islamic State said the two suspects were "soldiers from the soldiers of the Caliphate." U.S. officials said they were investigating a link to international terrorism.
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Can Huckabee Overcome The 'New Car Smell' Of Other Candidates?

This isn't Mike Huckabee's first time at the GOP presidential rodeo. He had the advantages of being a novelty upstart underdog in 2008. That's not the case this time around.
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Gunshot Reminds Residents That Tension Still Hangs Over Baltimore

During an arrest in Baltimore on Monday, a suspect's gun accidentally discharged. No one was injured. Police quickly held a news conference to clear up the misinformation that someone had been shot.

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