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It's Time To Run Again In Boston: Here's The Schedule

More than 36,000 runners and an estimated 1 million spectators are going to be on and along the streets for the 118th marathon — the first since last year's bombings.
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Obama Trip To Focus On Relations With Asia

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.
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Marathoners Take To Boston's Streets After Last Year's Bombing

The 118th Boston Marathon is being run on Monday. After last year's bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, there is heavy security all along the marathon route.
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In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.
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LA County's New Watchdog May Not Have Much Bite

Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.
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'Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,' Kids Suck Up Swear Words

Linguist and curse-word expert Dr. Timothy Jay says by the time children head to school, they have a well-developed palate of bad words.

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Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.
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California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.
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A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.
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Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year

Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.

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