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A Rand Paul White House Path Complicated By Dad's Legacy

The Kentucky senator says he's "considering" a 2016 run for the White House. Backers tout the built-in support and money networks established during 2008 and 2012 presidential runs by his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. But others view the dad's libertarian legacy as a decidedly mixed bag.
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Boston's Lockdown A Rare Aspect Of Bombing Investigation

Steve Inskeep talks with Boston Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem about city officials' decision to lock down Boston on Friday as law enforcement searched for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Kayyem is a former top homeland security official.
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Bodies Of First Responders Identified From Texas Explosion

The remains of four more first responders were identified, according to authorities. Eleven of the 14 dead were reportedly volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel.
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Reese Witherspoon Apologizes For Her Behavior

"Do you know my name?" the actress reportedly asked as an Atlanta police officer was testing her husband's sobriety beside a road. Police say that despite being warned to stay in her vehicle, Witherspoon emerged at least twice. She's charged with disorderly conduct.
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Jogging Banned From Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge

According to the Statesman Journal, signs at the refuge in Oregon say no dogs, horseback riding or jogging are permitted. Wildlife officials warn that running people can stress out the animals and might even interfere with breeding.
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Golden Retrievers Sent To Help Boston Heal

As Boston begins healing, residents are getting a little help from man's best friend. Five Golden Retrievers: Addie, Isaiah, Luther, Maggie and Ruthie. They're comfort dogs sent by Lutheran Church Charities in Illinois. One of their jobs? Be ready if someone needs a friend to hug.

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