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Driver Hijacked By Tsarnaev Brothers Helped Police Trace Them

A 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur tells The Boston Globe his harrowing story of a 90-minute ordeal at gunpoint by suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Wedged Between Buildings, Plane Part Could Be From Sept. 11

New York police say the debris appears to be from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. Surveyors found the piece of landing gear during an inspection just a few blocks from ground zero.
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Carjacking Victim Of Boston Suspects Recalls Harrowing Night

Robert Siegel talks to Boston Globe metro reporter Eric Moskowitz about the man who was carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers last week. The carjack victim's escape was pivotal to tracking the suspects down, and may have stopped them from launching another attack in New York City.
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30 Years On, Educators Still Divided On Scathing Schools Report

On April 26, 1983, a panel appointed by President Ronald Reagan released an ominous report that painted a dire picture of the U.S. education system. Thirty years later, many educators point to the report as the catalyst for divides that still split education reformers.
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'Poor Chicago' Critique Touches Raw Nerve In The Windy City

"Poor Chicago." That's how a piece in the New York Times Sunday Book Review begins. The essay goes on to criticize the Windy City for everything from political corruption and violent crime to the weather and the Cubs never winning. Most of all, the author attacks Chicago's boosterism and swagger in spite of it's problems, and predictably, it's touched a nerve in the Second City.

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