News : NPR 7 April 2018

14 Dead In Canadian Junior Hockey Team Bus Crash

Many of the victims are believed to be between the ages of 16 and 20. The crash prompted a wide show of support in Canada, including from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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'Bucket Brigade' Volunteers Still Digging California Homes Out After Mudslides

More than two months since a massive and deadly debris flow slammed the community of Montecito, Calif., hundreds of volunteers are working to carve paths to front doors and dig out kitchens.

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When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom

On a growing number of dairy farms, cows, not people, decide when they need to be milked. Robots can do the job day or night. For some farm families, the robots free them from rigid milking schedules.

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Louisiana Issues Quarantine To Control Invasive Marsh-Killing Bug

Officials say more than 200,000 acres of marshland cane have been affected. State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain worries the bug could mutate and start ruining agricultural crops.

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What We Mean When We Talk About 'Suburban Women Voters'

"Suburban women" have been a political fixation for decades. "We're really talking about...relatively educated and affluent whites," said one Republican strategist.

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Analysis: In Trump's Twitter Feed, A Tale Of Sound And Fury

Trump's tweets delight supporters who say they find him honest, funny and refreshing. But his tweets distract and dismay his detractors, alienate many of his allies and misdirect much of the media.

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The Russia Investigations: On The Hunt For Duffel Bags Full Of Cash

Investigators for Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller go out to greet arriving Russian oligarchs while others now are under sanctions. And Mr. Zuckerberg comes to #ThisTown.

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Medical Marijuana's 'Catch-22': Limits On Research Hinder Patient Relief

Suffering Americans seek medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids and other powerful pharmaceuticals. Though legal in 29 states, doctors say the lack of strong data make it hard to recommend.

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Could You Fight Off Worms? Depends On Your Gut Microbes

Nearly 25 percent of people are infected with worms. New research suggests that gut microbes may be able to help in waging war against the parasites.

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50 Years Ago Baltimore Burned. The Same Issues Set It Aflame In 2015

Riots in Baltimore broke out days after Martin Luther King Jr.'s murder. Segregation and economic tensions led to civil unrest. Those issues were still present in 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray.

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Hungary's Satirical 'Two-Tailed Dog' Party Will Debut In Sunday Elections

Candidates dress up as a chicken, a gorilla and Santa Claus. The satirical party uses humor to defuse fears stirred up by Hungary's nationalistic government. They promise free beer and eternal life.

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