National

7:37am

Tue April 8, 2014
Headlines

Top Stories: UConn Takes Title; Searchers Listen For Jet Data Recorder

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 7:16 am

Good morning, here is our early story:

-- With NCAA Title, UConn Answers Questions About Kentucky, And Itself.

And here are more early headlines:

Search Teams Still Hunt "Pings" In Case Of Missing Jet. (Globe & Mail)

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3:01pm

Mon April 7, 2014
U.S.

In New Exhibit, Running Shoes Are Potent Symbol Of Boston Bombing

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 5:29 pm

A pair of running shoes left at the Boston Marathon memorial last year.
Jesse Costa WBUR

In the wake of most tragedies, makeshift memorials fill up with flowers and teddy bears. After the Boston Marathon bombings last April, running shoes became potent symbols in the vast memorial there.

Now, after months in storage at the cavernous City Archives, a group of objects left at the site are in a new exhibition at the Boston Public Library.

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11:49am

Sun April 6, 2014
Around the Nation

As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized

The mission of the Agriculture Department's Wildlife Service is to mitigate conflict between humans and wildlife. But critics say some of its activities are cruel to animals and that it should be more transparent.

The USDA's inspector general is conducting an audit of the agency. Results are expected later this year.

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6:49am

Sun April 6, 2014
Code Switch

Stereotypes Of Appalachia Obscure A Diverse Picture

Originally published on

Frank Cedillo fishes in a Greenville, Tenn., lake.
Courtesy of Megan King

Children in sepia-toned clothes with dirt-smeared faces. Weathered, sunken-eyed women on trailer steps chain-smoking Camels. Teenagers clad in Carhartt and Mossy Oak loitering outside of long-shuttered businesses.

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4:27pm

Thu April 3, 2014
National

Another Tragedy For A City All Too Familiar With Extreme Gun Violence

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 6:15 pm

Bob Butler (left) and Bob Gordon work on a memorial Thursday at Central Christian Church in Killeen, Texas, for the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.
Eric Gay AP

Flags are fluttering at half-staff across Killeen, Texas, after yesterday's shooting at Fort Hood. This is a city that's all too familiar with spasms of extreme gun violence: a shooting rampage at Luby's Cafeteria in 1991 that left 23 dead.

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