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Week In The News: Georgia’s Guns, President In Asia, A Big Week At SCOTUS

April 25, 2014
President Barack Obama and ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, bow to each other during a youth science event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP)

Guns in Georgia. Obama in Asia. Affirmative Action. And Joe Biden in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable.

New England Officials Seek Solution To Illegal Gun Trafficking

April 24, 2014
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh met with city leaders from across New England Thursday. (Asma Khalid/WBUR)

BOSTON — So far this year, the Boston Police Department has reported 19 homicides.

Rally Pushes To Speed Up Medical Marijuana Access

April 24, 2014

BOSTON — Residents suffering from multiple sclerosis and other chronic illnesses say Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration needs to expedite the process for licensing and opening medical marijuana dispensaries so that they can safely purchase the drug.

Children’s Hospital Investigating Attacks On Website

April 24, 2014

BOSTON — The internet computer hacker group Anonymous has criticized the hospital over the Justina Pelletier case.

‘This Is Home’ For Singer Amy Black

April 24, 2014
Amy Black (Credit: Amy Black)

Singer/songwriter Amy Black joins us in-studio.

New England Looks To Stem Flow Of Illegal Guns

April 24, 2014
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at a summit on illegal gun trafficking in New England. (Asma Khalid/WBUR)

Political leaders and public safety officials from all six New England states gathered for a day long conference to discuss new ways to to stem the illegal gun trade.

Body In Harbor Identified As Missing Boston Man

April 24, 2014

BOSTON — Police said Thursday that Eric Munsell, a Boston University graduate who lived in Boston, was last seen Feb. 8 at a downtown bar.

Yankees’ Pineda Suspended 10 Games For Pine Tar

April 24, 2014
Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar to help him grip the ball.

Trial Set For GOP Hopeful’s Lawsuit Against Party

April 24, 2014

BOSTON — A Superior Court judge has allowed a lawsuit to go forward against the Massachusetts Republican party that was brought by a candidate for governor who is challenging the results of a state party convention vote that denied him a spot on the September primary ballot.

Fenway’s Great Pine Tar Controversy

April 24, 2014
Home plate umpire Gerry Davis confers on the mound with New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox squared off against against their arch rivals, the New York Yankees, beating the pinstripes 5 to 1 at Fenway. But the drama of the night was in the second inning, when Yankee’s pitcher Michael Pineda got himself into a sticky situation.

More Sleep Equals More Success

April 24, 2014
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, right, is congratulated by teammates after his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sleep guru Dr Charles Czeisler says elite athletes need to nap more and practice less to achieve success.

A (Frozen) Boost For Fecal Transplants To Treat Nasty Bacterium

April 24, 2014
Bottles of frozen human stool for fecal transplants at the nation's first stool bank, OpenBiome. (Photo: Gabrielle Emanuel/WBUR)

The pilot study found frozen stool from an unrelated donor to be as effective in treating patients as fresh feces taken from the patient’s family member. It also found that the transplant can be successfully administered through the nose.

A.R.T.’s Diane Paulus On Time’s 100 Most Influential People List

April 24, 2014

Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, is named to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Independent Candidate For Governor McCormick Taps Running Mate

April 24, 2014

BOSTON — Independent candidate for governor Jeff McCormick has named Tracy Post, a member of the Board of Selectmen in Yarmouth, to be his running mate.

Amazon Snares Classic Shows In Deal With HBO

April 24, 2014
A scene from the finale of the HBO series "The Sopranos." (Will Hart/HBO)

Starting on May 21, Amazon Prime members will be able to watch classic HBO shows like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire.”

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