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Around the Nation
7:29 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Lesson Learned: Don't Leave Leave Ammo Near A Hungry Dog

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Sports
7:24 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Shaq Encourages Fans To Meme His Fall

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5:04 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Solar Airplane To Attempt Risky Flight Over The Pacific

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:22 am

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5:04 am
Fri May 8, 2015

N.H. Gov. Hassan Unlikely To Back Decriminalizing Small Amount Of Pot

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5:04 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Casinos Bet On Change After Younger Players Ignore 'Boring' Slot Machines

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:28 am

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Around the Nation
6:27 am
Thu May 7, 2015

First Responders To Kansas Crash Included Cowboys

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 7:58 am

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Around the Nation
6:08 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Boston Marathon Runner Finds Mystery Man She Smooched

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5:38 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Bollywood Star Sentenced To Prison In Hit-And-Run Case

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 2:22 pm

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And I'm David Greene. Salman Khan is one of the biggest movie stars in India. He played a police officer in a series of blockbuster action movies called "Dabangg."

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5:38 am
Thu May 7, 2015

AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 1:48 pm

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Around the Nation
8:37 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Despite Being Stabbed, Pizza Deliverer Follows Through On Order

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Around the Nation
8:37 am
Wed May 6, 2015

World War II Vet Fights Robber Off With His Cane

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5:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

In Kabul, Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

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5:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Baseball's Royals Keep Running Afoul Of Unwritten Rules

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The Kansas City Royals almost won the World Series last year. Really, they were the underdog darlings of baseball.

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5:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

How NASA's Space Race Helped To Integrate The South

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5:03 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

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Africa
10:22 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Unannounced And Unprecedented: Kerry Makes A Stop In Somalia

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 11:18 am

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This next story will test the ability of the British to keep calm and carry on.

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London is the home of a new work of art. It is part of a competition.

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Around the Nation
7:44 am
Tue May 5, 2015

For TV News Employee, Resigning Was A Piece Of Cake

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7:44 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Speeder In Arizona Thankful He Wasn't Caught Going Faster

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Europe
5:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Skeletal Horse On Trafalgar Square's 4th Plinth Is Art And A Stock Ticker

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:44 am

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This next story will test the ability of the British to keep calm and carry on.

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London is the home of a new work of art. It is part of a competition.

INSKEEP: It's outdoors.

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Middle East
5:02 am
Tue May 5, 2015

From Israel To ISIS: How A Search For A Safe Haven Took A Wrong Turn

African migrants, many from Eritrea and Sudan, raise their hands as part of a protest at the Holot detention center in southern Israel on Feb. 17, 2014. Tesfai Kidane, an Eritrean who left the center last year and returned to Africa, was later killed by the Islamic State in Libya. It was not clear how he wound up in Libya.
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Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:37 pm

What happened to Tesfai Kidane?

The Eritrean migrant came to a tragic end in Libya at the hands of the Islamic State, but his family isn't sure what path he took to get there or exactly where he was headed. At a time when unstable states are creating floods of refugees in the Middle East and North Africa, Kidane's tale is just one of many filled with random twists and turns and unexpected outcomes.

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