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Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400
Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race. 
Superheroes Go To Washington, And They've Got Political Advice  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400
With a big comics convention in Washington, D.C., this weekend, NPR's Ailsa Chang asked some costumed enthusiasts for suggestions on how to help the folks inside the Capitol. 
Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:40:00 -0400
Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through there. 
Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:00 -0400
Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term. 
Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:32 -0400
From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news. 
Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:09 -0400
A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer. 
New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:07 -0400
President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. 
To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:55:54 -0400
In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy. 
15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:51:42 -0400
The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss. 
Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:07:00 -0400
The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees. 
Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:40:00 -0400
As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs. 
Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:31:00 -0400
Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change. 
Suspect Arrested In Kansas City Highway Shootings  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:23:00 -0400
Police in Grandview, Mo., arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks. Three motorists have been wounded. 
'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:34:00 -0400
A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce. 
The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:12:00 -0400
In another installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered snake effigy, created a millennium ago. 
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National News From NPR
Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400
Superheroes Go To Washington, And They've Got Political Advice  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400
Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:40:00 -0400
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