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5 Dead After Tornadoes Swirl Through Midwest And Plains

The midsection of the U.S. was wracked by storms and tornadoes overnight, with forecasts of more severe weather to come. Authorities have confirmed five deaths in northwest Oklahoma, where a tornado touched down early Sunday morning.
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New York Teacher Ratings Renew Evaluation Debate

The Obama administration is making some federal funds contingent on schools using student test scores and classroom observations to evaluate teachers. New York City recently sparked a controversy when it rated thousands of teachers with test scores alone — and then released those ratings to the public.
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Arrest, Charges Push Trayvon Martin Case Forward

NPR's Joel Rose has a round-up of the week's news in the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman is in jail and the legal case is moving forward.
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Who Is A Parent? Surrogate Technology Outpaces Law

For thousands of years, there was no doubt. A woman who gave birth was that child's mother, and her husband the presumed father. Thanks to scientific advances, multiple people may be involved in creating a child now, but the law has not caught up.
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Sports: NHL And NBA Playoffs

The march to the Stanley Cup is under way in Hockey. NBA teams are still jostling for spots in their post-season, and the Boston Celtics look like they're grinding their way to a fifth-consecutive playoff berth. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about playoffs in hockey and basketball.
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Sanford, Fla., Sighs In Relief And Looks Forward

Since the shooting death of Travyon Martin in February, the city of Sanford, Fla., has become a flashpoint for protests, rallies and calls for justice. Now that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has been arrested and charged with Martin's murder, the city has an opportunity to regroup. NPR's Greg Allen reports.
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As Brazil Grows, U.S. Refits Relationship

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visited the White House this week, and the two nations are meeting again at this weekend's Summit of the Americas. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about developments in U.S.-Brazil relations.

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