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2:00pm

Tue March 27, 2012
World

Tsunami 'Ghost Ship' Crosses Pacific

Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 7:23 pm

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It's traveled thousands of miles across the Pacific Ocean over the last year and now a Japanese fishing vessel that was swept out to sea during the tsunami has been spotted off the coast of British Columbia. It's rusted and drifting and apparently empty. And at more than 150,000 feet long, it's the largest object from the tsunami by far to reach the waters off North America.

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1:56pm

Tue March 27, 2012
Music Interviews

Dry The River: Songs Of Cardiac Anatomy

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 2:43 pm

A veteran of punk bands, Dry the River's Peter Liddle (center) began playing acoustic guitar to keep quiet as a med student.
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4:36pm

Mon March 26, 2012
The Salt

Does A Chocolate Habit Help Keep You Lean?

Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 1:05 pm

Researchers say some compounds in cocoa may help us fend off fat.
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A new study finds that people who eat chocolate several times a week are actually leaner than people who don't eat chocolate regularly.

Really, we asked? Last time we checked chocolate was loaded with fat and sugar. But this new research, along with some prior studies, suggests chocolate may favorably influence metabolism.

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2:00pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Protesters Demand Charges In Trayvon Martin Case

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 5:35 pm

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Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin, an African-America teenager was killed in Sanford, Florida. The shooter was a neighborhood watch volunteer. People in Sanford and in cities across the country are taking part in rallies today, calling on authorities to arrest the shooter.

NPR's Greg Allen reports that while emotions run high, the facts of Martin's death remain murky.

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2:00pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Law

Protesters Rally Outside Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 5:35 pm

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If you were expecting three days of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law to kick off with a bang, think again. Today's arguments began like this.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The Anti-Injunction Act imposes a pay-first-litigate-later rule that is central to federal tax assessment and collection.

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