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2:10 am
Fri April 24, 2015

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Al-Qaida Hostages, Including An American

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 9:27 am

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National Security
10:03 am
Thu April 23, 2015

U.S. Counterterrorism Operations Kill 2 Hostages Of Al-Qaida

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And al-Qaida is at the center of a pretty stunning announcement from the White House this morning. President Obama said two hostages of al-Qaida, including an American, were killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation.

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Around the Nation
4:41 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Dad's Drone Follows Daughter To School

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Around the Nation
4:07 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Colorado Man Shoots His Troubled Computer

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 4:41 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a story of an unrepentant offender. Lucas Hinch was having trouble with his Dell computer, so he did something. He took that computer into an alley in Colorado Springs, and he shot the Dell with a 9 mm pistol eight times.

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Politics
2:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 11:15 am

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Media
2:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 4:41 am

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Around the Nation
2:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Early 'Breakfast Club' Script Found At Chicago High School

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 4:41 am

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Europe
2:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

U.N. Representative Blames Syria's Civil War For Massive Migration Crisis

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 4:41 am

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The Two-Way
4:44 am
Wed April 22, 2015

'Sliver Of Hope' In Freddie Gray Case, Former Baltimore Police Chief Says

Protesters rally after a march for Freddie Gray that ended in front of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station Tuesday. Gray, 25, died from spinal injuries on April 19, one week after being arrested.
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Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 6:28 am

"Enough is enough!" hundreds of people chanted over and over in Baltimore Tuesday night, at a rally for Freddie Gray, a young black man who died in police custody earlier this month. A federal civil rights inquiry was launched Tuesday.

"We've had some other problems with African-Americans dying in police custody and at the hands of police officers here in Baltimore city," says Leonard Hamm, a former commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department who served from 2004-2007.

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Europe
4:44 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Cheers! 170-Year-Old Champagne Recovered From Shipwreck

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 5:55 am

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