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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
People wait in line to enter the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments April 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The court says a federal law limits how much money child pornography victims can recover from people who viewed their images online.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Residents of wealthy Philadelphia suburbs were stunned this week by the arrest of prep school grads who allegedly sought a drug monopoly.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Chet Kanojia, founder and CEO of Aereo, Inc., shows a tablet displaying his company's technology, Dec. 20, 2012, in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

Major networks want Aereo to pay them for rebroadcasting their shows. Aereo says it has the right to take freely from public airwaves.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The justices ruled 6-2 that Michigan voters had the right to prohibit public colleges from taking account of race.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Boats and cranes surround the site of the submerged 'Sewol' ferry off the coast of Jindo on April 21, 2014. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Divers continue to search the interior of the submerged vessel. The disaster has left some 300 people missing or dead.

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Monday, April 21, 2014
Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft from airline company Drukair in Bhutan. (Wikimedia Commons)

After an avalanche killed 13 Sherpa mountain guides on Friday, there are calls for more pay and insurance.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
A shot of the now-infamous boat in the backyard of 67 Franklin Street, Watertown, where surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding on April 19, 2013. Tsarnaev was only found after the homeowner and other Watertown residents were allowed to venture outside. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

In an emergency situation, when should a city shut down, and at what price?

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
In 2012, a female Florida State freshman alleged star quarterback Jameis Winston had raped her. The local prosecutor decided there was insufficient evidence, but a New York Times report has uncovered possible flaws in the investigation (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

FSU star quarterback Jameis Winston was accused but not charged with rape after the local prosecutor deemed the evidence insufficient.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Smoking marijuana (prensa420/Flickr)

New research showed changes in two key brain regions in recreational marijuana users between 18 and 25.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Heather Abbott, left, and Roseann Sdoia are both amputees who developed a lasting bond after last year’s bombing. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Roseann Sdoia and Heather Abbott had been acquainted before the bombing, but became fast friends after they were both injured.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov says the goal of his new offensive is to “root out separatists.”

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service building in Washington is shown, March 22, 2013. (Susan Walsh/AP)

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it’s easy to fool the IRS, but there’s one catch: “you have to be rich.” He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people Sunday in Kansas City. He allegedly attacked them at a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement facility. (Johnson County, Kan., Sheriff's Office)

Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center discusses what his group knew about the suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and his fiancée, Erin Hurley, are expecting their first child. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
A woman of the Pulaar ethnicity carries a baby on her back as she waits in line in the Begoua district, northeast of Bangui, to receive humanitarian and medical aid on April 9, 2014. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

As Rwanda commemorates the 20th anniversary of the genocide there, its neighbor C.A.R. continues to suffer brutal ethnic violence.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
The neon sign of a coffee shop is pictured in Amsterdam, October 31, 2011. (Nathalie Magniez/AFP/Getty Images)

Worried about what legalized recreational marijuana means for Denver, Michael Hancock is speaking to his counterpart in Amsterdam.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two years after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed, Tawerghans are still living in refugee camps.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Students walk on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. The college's president is among those who does not support a new law allowing guns on campus. (Lewis-Clark State College)

Idaho recently became the seventh state to allow concealed weapons at public colleges. We talk with one college president.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Did Russia not share enough intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev with the FBI, or did the FBI fail to connect the dots?

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The 19 students and a security guard stabbed at a school outside of Pittsburgh are all expected to survive.

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April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

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Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.

April 21 Comment

Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

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‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.