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Training For War, Mathematical Mind Blowers, Balkan Music

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:35pm

At Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert, soldiers train for war on foreign soil; a new book details how calculus rocked world history; musician Jordi Savall explores the music of the Balkans.

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Country Music Singer Kevin Sharp Dies At Age 43

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:33pm

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

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Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:33pm

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

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Sleeping Girl Killed After Car Drives Into Home

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:33pm

Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

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Celebrating Easter _ And Creativity _ In New York

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:03pm

Celebrating Easter _ and creativity _ in New York

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Brewers Win In 14th After Early Brawl With Pirates

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:23pm

Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

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James, Wade Lead Heat Past Bobcats 99-88 In Game 1

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:13pm

James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

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Kuchar Rallies, Chips In For RBC Heritage Win

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:03pm

Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win

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AP Top News At 6:00 P.m. EDT

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:03pm

AP Top News at 6:00 p.m. EDT

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On Eve Of Marathon, Festivities And Tight Security

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:53pm

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

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Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:07pm

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.

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Honey, Blood And Harmony: Jordi Savall's Balkan Journey

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:00pm

Early music specialist Jordi Savall explores different periods and cultures, mashing them together for surprising results. His new project finds fruitful varieties all in one spot: the Balkans.

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A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:00pm

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.

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In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:00pm

It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.

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California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses, Then To Schools

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 4:00pm

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

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'Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,' Kids Suck Up Swear Words

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:25pm

Linguist and curse-word expert Dr. Timothy Jay says by the time children head to school, they have a well-developed palate of bad words.

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It's 4:20 On 4/20: Denver Hosts The Cannabis Cup Today

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:20pm

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.

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Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:16pm

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.

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Popovich To Sager: 'I Promise I'll Be Nice'

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:13pm

Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

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4-Year-Old Half Siblings Die In Accidental NY Fire

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:03pm

4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire

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