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4:31 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton To Unveil Path To Citizenship Immigration Plan

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:32 pm

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Politics
4:31 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Mike Huckabee Announces Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:32 pm

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Politics
4:31 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Obama To Nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford As Joint Chiefs Chairman

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:32 pm

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Sports
4:31 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

St. Louis Rams Consider Move To Los Angeles

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:32 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:28 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Virtual Volunteers Use Twitter And Facebook To Make Maps Of Nepal

Kathmandu Living Labs' earthquake site collects data about conditions and needs. Each blue dot represents the number of reports of help wanted — medical, food, water or shelter — near Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Living Labs

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 5:15 pm

The village of Melamchighyang needs 100 blankets.

The remote area of Hyolmo has many injuries, and only two nonprofit groups are providing "limited aid."

Two girls from Germany are missing in Langlang Valley.

People are stranded in Kyanjin Gompa.

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The Two-Way
3:42 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner In Canada Wants To Be Released On Bail

Canadian-born Omar Khadr is seen in a courtroom sketch during a 2010 hearing at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was moved to a Canadian prison in 2012.
Janet Hamlin AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:07 pm

Omar Khadr was just 15 years old when he was taken to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002 — the youngest person ever to be incarcerated at the controversial camp. After a decade there, he was transferred to a prison in western Canada as part of a plea deal.

The Toronto-born Khadr is now at the center of a battle between defense lawyers who want him freed on bail and Canada's government, which has launched an 11th-hour appeal to make sure he stays put.

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The Two-Way
3:19 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

New French Rules Would Expand Surveillance Of Terrorism Suspects

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:01 pm

French lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects. The legislation, which must still be approved by the country's Senate, has been criticized as highly intrusive.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley tells our Newscast unit:

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Parallels
3:13 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:32 pm

Nearly every country in the world has its major hub city, often the capital, with smaller cities feeding into it. The United Kingdom takes this structure to a whole new level. London is one of the richest cities in the world, and its population is the size of the next six British cities combined.

A global hub, London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. The U.K. has struggled with this imbalance for decades. This Thursday's election is highlighting the divide.

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Book Reviews
1:41 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

'One Of Us' Examines The Damaged Inner Terrain Of Norwegian Mass Shooter

Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 8:08 am

Columbine; Port Arthur, Australia; The Sikh Temple of Wisconsin; Newtown — the list goes on and on. And, by now, the elements of this type of massacre have become ritualized: usually one, but sometimes more than one, deeply disaffected person, almost always male, who is heavily armed with guns and/or explosives, targets the innocent. In the aftermath, which sometimes includes a trial, the crucial question of "Why?" is never really answered. Instead, most of us are left to wonder how any human being, however twisted, could be capable of such horror.

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Goats and Soda
1:22 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago

Now that's a big root: Sweet potatoes aren't tubers, or thickened stems, like potatoes. Sweet potatoes are roots — swollen and packed with starch.
U-ichiro Murakami Flickr.com

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 2:51 pm

The first genetically modified crop wasn't made by a megacorporation. Or a college scientist trying to design a more durable tomato. Nope. Nature did it — at least 8,000 years ago.

Well, actually bacteria in the soil were the engineers. And the microbe's handiwork is present in sweet potatoes all around the world today.

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