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U.S. Soldier Accused Of Murder In Deaths Of Deaf Iraqi Boys

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera allegedly shot and killed the unarmed teenagers, ordered the death of another, and then lied about what had happened.
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Princeton Meningitis Cases Spur Emergency Import Of Vaccine

There have been seven cases of bacterial meningitis on the university's campus since March. The FDA has given approval to importing a European vaccine because the strain detected at Princeton isn't covered by vaccines available in the U.S. The severe disease can cause serious complications or death.
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How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

Candidate John F. Kennedy was young, energetic and handsome, and he knew how to harness the power of mass media. Fifty years after the president's death, candidates are still following his lead.
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2016 Polling Comes Too Soon For This Political Reporter

A recent email sent to Don Gonyea announced that Chris Christie trails Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical 2016 race for the presidency. As a political reporter for NPR, Gonyea loves the campaign trail. But this early in the game, he wonders if there aren't more important things to talk about.
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Despite Early Stages, Alzheimer's Affects Couple's Big Picture

Winston and Pansy Greene are getting on with their lives despite Pansy's Alzheimer's disease. In the three years since her diagnosis, little has changed, though the couple is starting to have different takes on the future. Pansy has remained positive; Winston says with no cure, he has to be realistic.
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GOP Candidates Split Over Obamacare In Louisiana Race

There's little difference between state Sen. Neil Riser and businessman Vance McAllister on the major issues. But the two Republicans vying to replace former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander in Louisiana have a notable difference of opinion on Obamacare.
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Obama And Health Insurers Eye Each Other Warily

When President Obama decided that private health insurers would play a major role in the health care overhaul, he linked the success of his signature domestic policy initiative to the same industry that tried at first to keep the Affordable Care Act from happening.
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Holy Empathy! Batkid Lives Superhero Dream In San Francisco

Friday was a busy day in the crime-fighting world. As a superhero might say, you never know when a dastardly plot will emerge. And sometimes you're outnumbered. But not in Gotham, and not today — because an entire city seemed to stand with a 5-year-old boy whose wish to be a superhero has been granted.
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Mich. Man Who Killed 19-Year-Old On Porch Charged

The Wayne County, Mich., prosecutor charged 54-year-old Theodore Paul Wafer with murder in the second degree for the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. McBride was shot to death on Wafer's front porch in Dearborn Heights in the early morning hours of Nov. 2. Her family says she was seeking assistance after a car accident. A toxicology report shows McBride was intoxicated at the time.
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Cellphones As Radios: Immigrants Dial In To Native Stations

ZenoRadio hooks up more than 1 million listeners to radio stations around the world by making a call to a U.S. phone number. The company founder came up with the idea when he realized that most U.S. cellphone plans have unlimited calling, and many immigrants have cellphones but no on-the-job Internet connection.

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