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May 22, 2015 | NPR · Saturday's ceremony ends a long battle for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better off now than it was then.
 
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May 22, 2015 | KQED · The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.
 
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May 22, 2015 | NPR · At least 13 people were arrested in the capital, Bangkok, and seven others in the country's northeast after they staged protests against Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's rule.
 
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May 22, 2015 | NPR · The bombing of a Shiite mosque killed at least 19 people. The claim of responsibility is a first for the extremist group involving an attack inside the kingdom.
 
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May 22, 2015 | NPR · A new study suggests that canis familiaris split from wolves much earlier than the 11,000 to 16,000 years ago that was long assumed.
 

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May 22, 2015 | NPR · In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the era in which it's set. Originally broadcast Sept. 8, 2014.
 
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May 22, 2015 | NPR · Mad Men just ended after seven seasons; David Letterman is done with late-night TV after 33. The gang discusses both farewells, both legacies, and What's Making Us Happy this week.
 
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May 22, 2015 | NPR · Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease — and a curable one at that.
 
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May 22, 2015 | NPR · To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner studies the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live longer than anyone else on the planet.
 

October 14, 2010

Swing Seats in the State Legislature

In a busy election cycle with contested statewide races, members of both parties hope voters don’t overlook important down ticket races. Democrats are feverishly working to keep control of both legislative chambers, while Republicans hope to pick up seats and regain power. Bente Birkeland talks about some of the swing seats, and describes why a legislative majority is important now more than ever.

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