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3:56 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Anti-Drug PSAs: Do They Work?

Originally published on Sun April 28, 2013 5:38 pm

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U.S.
1:11 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Midwest Rivers Crest As Flooding Turns Deadly

Flooding continues to plague the upper Midwest, as high water reached record stages in Illinois and left at least four people dead.

The Illinois River is making history, says the U.S. Geological Survey: "USGS has measured the highest levels of flooding ever recorded in Illinois: At least ten USGS stream gauges in Illinois that have more than 20 years of record, have measured the . More record levels are expected as flooding moves downstream."

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U.S.
1:11 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Midwest Rivers Crest As Flooding Turns Deadly

National Weather Service Significant Flood Outlook for the week of April 23 - 28, 2013.

National Weather Service

Flooding continues to plague the upper Midwest, as high water reached record stages in Illinois and left at least four people dead.

The Illinois River is making history, says the U.S. Geological Survey: "USGS has measured the highest levels of flooding ever recorded in Illinois: At least ten USGS stream gauges in Illinois that have more than 20 years of record, have measured the . More record levels are expected as flooding moves downstream."

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U.S.
5:22 am
Fri April 19, 2013

1 Marathon Bomb Suspect Said To Be Dead; Hunt On For Other

(We most recently updated this post at 7:56 a.m. ET. See this note about how we cover news such as this.)

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Government
1:32 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Senate Approves Debate on Gun Control Bill

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.

The first national gun control legislation since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is going to be debated on the floor of the Senate and appears headed for a vote sometime next week.

Supporters in the Senate on Thursday morning rounded up more than the 60 votes necessary to clear a procedural hurdle that could have held up consideration of the Democratic-crafted package. The vote was 68-31 in favor of blocking a bid by some Republicans to filibuster the legislation.

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The Two-Way
3:50 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Stabbing Incident Leaves 14 Injured On Houston-Area College Campus

Fourteen people were injured after a stabbing incident at a Houston-area college.

The Lone Star College System put its Cy-Fair campus on lockdown on Tuesday following the stabbing. One suspect — a 21-year-old man who was enrolled in the school — was apprehended.

Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that medical personnel said 14 people were "wounded in the stabbing in which a suspect was detained this morning."

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The Vatican Conclave
1:36 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

New Pope Selected on Fifth Ballot

The world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics have a new spiritual leader.

As afternoon turned to evening in Vatican City on Wednesday, a little after 7 p.m. local time, white smoke rose from a chimney above the Sistine Chapel and bells rang through St. Peter's Square — the traditional signals that the church's cardinals have chosen a new pope.

Still to come: the identity of the cardinal chosen to take the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI's place.

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Breaking
12:12 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Truce Agreement Reached: Israel And Fighters In Gaza To 'Hold Fire'

Credit Khaled Desouki / Getty Images

Israel and fighters in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip will "hold fire" beginning at 2 p.m. ET, Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr announced at a joint news conference this afternoon with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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StoryCorps
2:22 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Veteran: Risks In 1950s Bomb Test 'A Disgrace'

The Priscilla event, part of Operation Plumbbob conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1957, was a 37-kiloton device exploded from a balloon.
U.S. Department of Energy

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 4:36 am

In 1957, Joel Healy witnessed one of the largest nuclear tests ever conducted on U.S. soil.

Healy was in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas at Camp Desert Rock. He was 17 years old and a private first class at the time.

Healy drove dump trucks, moved materials, and built structures, like houses, that would be destroyed by the explosions so the Army could study the effects of a nuclear blast. He also helped build the towers where many of the bombs were detonated.

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