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

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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A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

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

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.

Ferry Transcript Shows Confusion And Panic: 'Please Come Quickly'

The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.

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

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

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.

'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians Suffer Uncertainty Together

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.

The Florida Church Whose Worshipers Are All Tourists

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe has no permanent members, but it's hosting tens of thousands of worshipers today –- it's across the street from Walt Disney World.

'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

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This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church

Ten years after sneaking into a church slated for closing, parishioners at Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church maintain a 24-hour vigil in attempt to keep their house of worship open.

The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014
A woman prays during a pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday, April 18, 2014. Thousands of Haitians traveled to Ganthier, a small town east of Port-au-Prince where pilgrims hiked across the surrounding mountains. These were dotted with Stations of the Cross, depictions of the final hours in Jesus’ life. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Holy week with an unholy shooter. South Koreans scramble to save hundreds. Putin plays to the crowd in questioning. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

Our Week In The Web: April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014
A table with flowers stands on the street as part of Good Friday celebrations in Aracataca, the hometown of late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Colombia's Caribbean coast, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP)

Space moon oceans, Gabriel García Márquez and the problems with depressing weeks in the news. Also: important / unnecessary infographics that help explain everyone’s favorite 1980′s power ballad.

Some Tools And Tricks For College Financial Aid

April 17, 2014
First lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mrs. Obama told students that filling out the FAFSA is a pivotal step toward finishing their education beyond high school. (AP)

Some helpful links and tools for navigating FAFSA and other college financial aid tools.

How Boston Is Getting Ready For the 2014 Boston Marathon

April 15, 2014
Survivors, officials, first responders and guests pause as the flag is raised at the finish line during a tribute in honor of the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Boston. (AP)

Boston Globe metro reporter Maria Cramer explains how the 2014 Boston Marathon will be different than races in the past.

WBUR’s David Boeri: ‘There’s Still Much We Don’t Know’

April 15, 2014
People photograph a banner reading "Boston Strong" as it hangs at Rowes Wharf on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston.  (AP)

WBUR’s senior reporter David Boeri details the ongoing investigation into the alleged Boston Marathon Bombing perpetrators.

Remembering The Boston Marathon Bombing, One Year Later

April 15, 2014
This combination of April 15, 2013 and April 14, 2014 photos shows medical workers aiding injured people on Boylston Street near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following two bomb explosions, and nearly a year later traffic flowing on the same street as preparations are being made for the 2014 Boston Marathon in Boston.

One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, we look back at our own coverage of the attacks and the community’s response from April 2013.

Hypocrites Are Everywhere: A Quote Compendium

April 14, 2014

“Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman

The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

Sebelius steps down, Colbert steps up. Washington crys, “Equal Pay” and voices honor our civil rights. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

Our Week In The Web: April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

You learned a little more about the On Point Radio family of animals this week, and for that, all we can say is, “you’re welcome.” It’s all part of our plan.

Dogg Frank, Shiva And More: On Point Staff Shares Our Pets

April 9, 2014

We swear we don’t have a cat bias here at On Point, but a brief and mostly unscientific survey of our producers’ pets shows that we certainly do love our cats. A collection of On Point pets for your appreciation.

Rob Portman Aims At Big Jobs Plan, Immigration Reform

April 8, 2014

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) told us the Republican Party needs to advocate a “fair” immigration system and push international trade deals in order to win voters this fall and beyond.

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