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Forced To Put Its Nets Away, One Fla. Town Clams Up — Literally

Since Florida banned gill nets 20 years ago, University of Florida researchers have helped Cedar Key replace commercial fishing with aquaculture. The area's now among the most productive clam farming regions in the U.S.
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A Year From Tragedy, Boston Marathon Laurels Go To American

The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR's Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983.
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For Ukrainian Patient, Care Comes From Quiet Philly Suburb

Ukrainian hospitals have been overwhelmed since the start of violent clashes between protesters and police. Emma Jacobs of WHYY reports on the international relief effort organized out of Pennsylvania by one Ukrainian-American doctor, and on one of the patients who has received her care.
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Tennessee Bill Could Send Addicted Moms To Jail

The proposal awaiting the governor's signature has bipartisan support, despite doctors' opposition. Critics say it could deter expectant mothers from seeking help, or even encourage more abortions.
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Oso, Wash., Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 41; 4 Still Missing

The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says two more people have been added to the list of the dead from last month's disaster in Washington state.
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You Can Survive A Flight In A Jet's Wheel Well, But Probably Won't

A California teen, the FBI says, flew from San Jose to Maui inside the landing gear bay of a Boeing 767. He is said to be OK. He's also very lucky. Nearly everyone else who's tried has died.
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America's Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet

A computer scientist used statistical modeling to prove how America is losing its religion. Other factors: A drop in religious upbringing and an increase in college-level education.
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Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.
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Hunger Games: College Athletes Make Play For Collective Bargaining

The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they're still waiting to unionize.
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Library Of Congress, How Could You Forget Run-D.M.C?

The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Did it miss a beat?

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