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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 02:01:00 -0400 
    The Columbian native came from dead last to finish first. He won the event in 2000 as a rookie.


Capitol Police: Pressure Cooker In Suspicious Vehicle Destroyed 
  Mon, 25 May 2015 00:49:00 -0400 
    A bomb squad destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday on the National Mall and the vehicle's owner was arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.


Death Toll Rises After Storms Barrel Through Plains, Midwest 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 20:28:00 -0400 
    Record rainfall wreaked havoc across the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Three people were killed.


In New England, Recognizing A Little Known History Of Slavery 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 18:21:00 -0400 
    A burial ground including the remains of 18th century African slaves was uncovered in 2003 in Portsmouth, N.H. Over Memorial Day weekend, the city dedicated the grave site as a special memorial park.


Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 15:45:33 -0400 
    Ash Carter, in an interview on CNN, said that the ISF lost Anbar despite "vastly outnumbering" fighters of the self-declared Islamic State.


'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 10:40:00 -0400 
    The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with his wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.


At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 09:02:00 -0400 
    The rituals of caring for the remains of service members are carried out with special grace by the staff at Dover Air Force Base. "We believe in what we're doing here," says one. "We love them."


Colorado's Free IUD Program Set To End In July 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:46 -0400 
    A program that made IUDs accessible to Colorado teenagers is running out of funding. State Rep. Don Coram, a Republican, fought to save it. He credits the initiative with the drop in teen pregnancies.


Ohio To Set Standards For Police Use Of Deadly Force 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:00 -0400 
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich recently put together a group in Cleveland to look at the divide between the city and the police. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to a member of that task force, Nina Turner.


Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:27:00 -0400 
    In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men.


Dozens Of Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal 
  Sun, 24 May 2015 02:48:00 -0400 
    Cleveland police in riot gear made 71 arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.


Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.


Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer was found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black driver and his passenger. The shooting ended a high-speed car chase.


Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority No. 1 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -0400 
    A discrimination complaint against Harvard has renewed focus on the fairness of admissions decisions. The process must be rational, says counselor and blogger Jim Jump, but it's not often fair.


Cleveland Police Officer Receives Not Guilty Verdicts 
  Sat, 23 May 2015 12:23:00 -0400 
    The verdicts for Officer Michael Brelo came on allegations of voluntary manslaughter and lesser charges, stemming from a 2012 police shooting of an unarmed couple.
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