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Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:27 -0400 
    The number of missing is still unclear, but at last count, authorities said 7 people remained unaccounted for from the March 22 mudslide near the community of Oso.

Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:17 -0400 
    Among doctors who received payments from Medicare in 2012 are dozens who had been kicked out of Medicaid, or charged with fraud, or settled fraud cases out of court, a ProPublica investigation finds.

Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:00 -0400 
    The announcement of the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prizes gives us an opportunity to herald great journalism that illuminates matters relating to race, ethnicity and culture.

43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:14:00 -0400 
    The two teens disappeared in 1971. Last year, their bodies were found in the Studebaker they were last seen in. Now, authorities say it appears they mistakenly drove into a creek.

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:01:00 -0400 
    The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:41:48 -0400 
    In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:40:00 -0400 
    A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.

Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:39:00 -0400 
    Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:37:00 -0400 
    A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.

College Board Provides A Glimpse Of New SAT 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:26:00 -0400 
    Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.

GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:11:00 -0400 
    General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:06:00 -0400 
    The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.

Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:00 -0400 
    Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.

The Long Wait On Safety Rules For The 'Soda Can' Of Rail Cars 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:12:00 -0400 
    Nine months after the deadly crash of a runaway oil train just over the U.S. border in Canada, U.S. regulators still haven't enacted new safety standards for tank cars known for their thin shells.

Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:04:00 -0400 
    Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8."
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Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:27 -0400
Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:17 -0400
Revisiting Pulitzer Nominees That Touch On Issues Of Race  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:00 -0400
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