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Youngest Victims Looks Back On Los Angeles Riots

For Jessica Evers Jones, the anniversary of the Los Angeles riots is also her birthday. She entered the world dramatically. Her pregnant mother was shot in the abdomen. Jones was delivered by Cesarean section, and surgeons removed a bullet from her elbow.
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Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure

One year ago this week, powerful tornadoes killed more than 300 people in the Southeast. Experts now say that some tornado deaths could be prevented if people add one more step when taking cover: wear a helmet. But official guidelines from the CDC call for people to use their hands to protect their heads.
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Teaching The L.A. Riots At Two City Schools

It's been 20 years since four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, and Los Angeles erupted in race-fueled riots. NPR visited two schools — one not far from the flashpoint of the riots, and the other surrounded by million-dollar homes — to see how the riots are being taught to students who weren't born when the violence hit.
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Brain Injury Gives Man A Second Chance To Be Kind

Before Marco Ferreira had an accident that left him in a coma for six weeks, he was known for his sarcasm and quick wit. Kids bugged him. Now, he says, he has a "second chance to be good."
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FCC To Vote On Putting TV's Campaign Ad Data Online

TV stations are already compelled to keep records about the campaign ads they air in public files. The FCC's chairman says it's time to make that information available on the Internet. But the stations are resisting.
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Report: Gingrich's Secret Service Protection To End

Newt Gingrich is ending his presidential campaign next wee. A conservative taxpayers group had called on him to give up his Secret Service protection.
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What We Have Here: A Failure To Communicate

Thanks to Twitter, Facebook, Skype, mobile phones, chat, instant messages and countless other tech advances, we're more connected than ever — theoretically, at least. But all too often, being totally wired leaves us oddly disconnected.
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In Battleground Iowa, Even Office Space Up For Grabs

President Obama visited Iowa City this week as part of a three-state tour. As it was four years ago, Iowa will be an important state in the general election, which is expected to be a matchup between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Here's a look at ground operations for both candidates.

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