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Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:23:00 -0400 
    A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention. And for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.


The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:09:00 -0400 
    On April 27, 1865, a steamboat named the Sultana exploded and sunk while transporting Union soldiers up the Mississippi. An estimated 1,800 people died, but few have heard of this disaster.


Legal Battle Over Gay Marriage Hits The Supreme Court Tuesday 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:03:14 -0400 
    People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments. At issue: whether states can ban, and refuse to recognize, gay marriage.


Japan's Prime Minister Abe Aims For A Lot From His High-Profile Visit To U.S. 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:35:00 -0400 
    Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement, and make an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his week-long visit.


Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:35:00 -0400 
    A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.


Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:34:00 -0400 
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.


In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:31:00 -0400 
    Chronic, unexcused absence in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.


For Decades, A Serial Killer Stalked Black Women In LA 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:30:00 -0400 
    From 1985 to 2002, a series of killings struck South Central Los Angeles. A new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, explores the 25 years it took for police to arrest the alleged killer.


Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial 
  Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:25:00 -0400 
    James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. There are two key questions: Was Holmes insane and should he be put to death?


Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:25:00 -0400 
    The state is accustomed to tornadoes and severe weather. But since 2008, there's been a surge of quakes — linked to oil and gas drilling.


As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:25:00 -0400 
    NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.


Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:18:00 -0400 
    Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."


2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:35:00 -0400 
    Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.


What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:21:00 -0400 
    When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities' attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.


What If Students Could Fire Their Professors? 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:03:16 -0400 
    A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.
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