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Car Hits Packed Florida Church, Injuring About 20 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:15:00 -0400 
    The Lexus sedan slammed into the church Sunday night just as the annual Easter concert was about to begin. The car went through the building's brick outer wall and several rows of pews, police said.

16-Year-Old Survives In Wheel Well Of Maui Flight 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:58:00 -0400 
    The teenage boy survived the trip from California to Hawaii on Sunday unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

Grand Jury Probe Could Complicate Rick Perry's Prospects 
  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:52:00 -0400 
    A grand jury in Austin is considering whether the Texas governor abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer.

Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:07:00 -0400 
    Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made Game of Pawns, a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government. The message is obvious: Don't be a spy.

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:00:10 -0400 
    Educators say the middle grades are a key time time to get kids jazzed about science, but many teachers say they lack the tools they need. In Chicago, a science museum is helping to fill the the gap.

It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:20:00 -0400 
    The Cannabis Cup festival's date is no coincidence – it's a conversion of the pot smoker's favorite time of 4:20 into a date. Denver is hosting it for the first time since state pot laws were relaxed.

Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:16:00 -0400 
    Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.

The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:39:00 -0400 
    The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshipers today –- it's across the street from Walt Disney World.

'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0400 
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:28:00 -0400 
    Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.

Flawlessly Remote: Visiting America's Least-Visited National Park 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:05:00 -0400 
    Aniakchak National Monument in Alaska is one of the wildest parks in the U.S. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Chris Solomon, who traveled there for Outside magazine.

Legal At Last, Colorado's Pot Contest Gets Competitively Mellow 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:05:00 -0400 
    Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. Editor Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post's The Cannabist blog gives NPR's Rachel Martin the high scores.

Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:05:00 -0400 
    Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.

Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The Calif. Desert 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:38:00 -0400 
    The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

Extra Vaccination Push Underway In Ohio As Mumps Outbreak Spreads 
  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:22:00 -0400 
    Officials in Columbus, Ohio, are scrambling to contain a burst of mumps cases. There's a new clinic open for vaccinations, and Ohio State University is teaching students how to protect themselves.
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