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On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

Golf is a sport that's been enjoyed by both Democrats and Republicans through the decades, but bipartisan golf outings may be disappearing like a shanked tee shot into a water hazard.

A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the President can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

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Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics

Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?

First-Place Fake-Out: Woman Who Didn't Run Marathon Stripped Of Title

Race officials say Kendall Schler faked her win at last Sunday's GO! St. Louis race. They say she also cheated in last year's race where she finished third.

As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery

International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.

Running A Marathon? How To Eat and Drink So You Don't Hit The Wall

There's only so much fuel you can store before a big race. A performance nutrition expert gives us the rub on how to optimize carb-loading to avoid the miserable experience of running out of fuel.

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Remembering Don Quayle, NPR's First President

The first president of NPR has died at the age of 84. Don Quayle had a long career in public broadcasting, both in television and radio. Susan Stamberg reflects on his impact on NPR and her career.

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As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.

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In New Orleans, A Second-Chance School Tries Again

Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.

Money In Politics: The Gyrocopter's Complaint

April 20, 2015
A member of a bomb squad pulls something off of a small helicopter and throws it after a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  A Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption. (AP)

We’ll take up the gyrocopter pilot’s complaint. Big money politics in America, on the road to 2016. And what to do about it.

Reputed Mobster Discussed Stolen Gardner Museum Artwork, Prosecutor Says

April 17, 2015
A law enforcement agent searches a shed behind reputed mobster Robert Gentile's home in Connecticut in May of 2012. (Jessica Hill/AP)

A federal prosecutor says Robert Gentile discussed the stolen paintings with an undercover FBI agent.

Parents Of Martin Richard Ask For No Death Penalty For Tsarnaev

April 17, 2015
This undated photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston. Martin Richard, 8, was among the three people killed in the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Bill Richard/AP)

The Richards say pursuing the death penalty “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”

Week In The News: Hillary Is In, Iran Deal Details, Blackwater Sentencing

April 17, 2015
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio waves to supporters as his wife Jeanette joins him on stage, after he announced that he will be running for the Republican presidential nomination, during a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami. (AP)

Hillary and Rubio, in for 2016. Congress, in on the Iran Deal. And a Gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Parents Of Martin Richard Urge Authorities To Take Death Penalty Off Table For Marathon Bomber

April 17, 2015
The family of Martin Richard, the youngest bombing victim, walks down Boylston Street with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh after a ceremony on Boylston Street Wednesday morning. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old killed in the bombing, write in The Boston Globe that sentencing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”

2 Years After Marathon Manhunt, A Timeline Of The 18 Hours It Took To Find Tsarnaev

April 17, 2015
Tsarnaev suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his face and a skull fracture. (Sean Murphy/Massachusetts State Police/AP)

Two years ago Sunday, police in Watertown killed marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a shootout that lasted 4 minutes. It would take 18 hours for police to track down his brother.

Boston Police Use Marathon Security To Expand Video Surveillance Network

April 17, 2015
People pass by several surveillance cameras installed at the corner of Boylston and Hereford streets, near the Boston Marathon finish line. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Video footage helped identify the Boston Marathon bombers two years ago. But some worry police are using marathon security to increase surveillance in the city.

Death Penalty For Tsarnaev Increasingly Unpopular, WBUR Poll Finds

April 16, 2015
In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, is depicted standing with his defense attorneys William Fick, left, Judy Clarke, second from right, and David Bruck, right, as the jury presents its verdict in his federal death penalty trial. The jury found Tsarnaev guilty. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Over the last month, support for punishing the convicted Boston Marathon bomber to life in prison rather than death has risen by 10 points in the Boston area.

Aaron Hernandez And The Woes Of The NFL

April 16, 2015
Former New England Patriots football player was found guilty on all counts including first-degree murder. (Dominick Reuter/AP)

Wednesday’s guilty verdict raises new troubling questions for the NFL about violence on and off the field.

Unanswered Questions In The Hunt For Convicted Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

April 16, 2015
This undated forensics photograph released March 24 by the U.S. Attorney's office and presented as evidence during the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, shows the scene of the April 19, 2013, gun battle in Watertown, Mass., between police and Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. (U.S. Attorney's Office/AP)

WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman has been investigating what happened in Watertown and created an audio timeline of the events.

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

April 16, 2015
The McVeigh jury members address the media during a news conference in Denver, Colo., Saturday, June 14, 1997. From right to left are: Roger Brown, Fred Clarke, Doug Carr, Diane Faircloth, James Osgood, Tonya Stedman, Mike Leeper, Ruth Meier, Jonathon Candelaria, Martha Hite and Vera Chubb. (Michael S. Green/AP)

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh’s trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

How Did This Pilot Make It All The Way To The Capitol Lawn?

April 16, 2015
Doug Hughes is pictured in his gyrocopter in this screenshot from a Tampa Bay Times video.

Air defense systems did not detect 61-year-old Doug Hughes’ ultralight gyrocopter as it entered restricted air space.

Killer Robots: Be Prepared

April 16, 2015
A Northrop Grumman unnamed X-47B UCAS at its unveiling. (Courtesy  Northrop Grumman )

Lethal weapons – killer robots – are coming. Now the UN is looking at how to respond. We’ll get the latest.

No Criminal Charges In Weymouth Snowplow Death

April 16, 2015

The driver of a snowplow that struck and killed a woman at a Weymouth condominium complex during a storm in February won’t face charges.

Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez Gets Life In Prison For Murder

April 16, 2015
A court officer places handcuffs on the wrists of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez after the guilty verdict was read during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River. (Dominick Reuter/AP/Pool)

Aaron Hernandez is beginning a life sentence with no chance of parole, following his conviction Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge for the shooting death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

Nearly 2 Years Later, A Look At The Watertown Shootout Between Police And The Tsarnaevs

April 16, 2015
Tactical teams drive through Watertown while searching for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev following the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP)

WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman attempts to answer lingering questions from the manhunt and Watertown shootout that ultimately captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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