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Paralympic Cyclists Inspire Each Other, And A Documentary

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics are just over a month away — leading NPR and other media to cover the intense preparations for the games. That also means the Paralympic Games are up next, as athletes with disabilities round into top form for the Aug. 29 opening day.
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Parts Of Immigration Law Blocked, But Core Remains

The Supreme Court has overturned most of Arizona's restrictive immigration law, while upholding a key "show me your papers" provision. And it warned that it plans to construe that provision narrowly. The ruling was 5-3; Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the Arizona case.
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No Warm Welcome For Motorcycles In National Parks

Summertime means motorcycles are on the roads — and many of the best roads snake through our National Parks. Officials say motorcycles are a major contributor to noise pollution in the Parks.
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High Court: No Reconsideration Of Citizens United

The Supreme Court today rejected a bid to reconsider its controversial Citizens United ruling on corporate money in politics. Montana had objected to it, citing state history of corporate money corruption in politics. Critics of Citizens United had had their hopes up, but no more.
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Justices Bar Mandatory Life Terms for Juveniles

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that it is unconstitutional to impose mandatory life sentences without parole on juveniles in murder cases. The high court previously ruled out executing juvenile offenders and invalidated life without parole in non-capital crimes.

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