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5:15 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Defense Team Urges Jury To Send Boston Bomber To Prison For Life

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:09 am

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All Tech Considered
5:15 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 10:57 am

The rules of War 2.0 (or 3.0) are murky. Experts and pundits say that cyberwarfare is happening. And it makes sense. But it's been very hard to prove.

A new report adds to the body of evidence, charging that the Russian military is waging a sustained cyber campaign against Ukrainian military and law enforcement agencies; and the purpose is to extract a steady stream of classified documents that can aid violence and on-the-ground combat.

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The Two-Way
5:03 am
Tue April 28, 2015

On The Streets Of Baltimore, Trying To Understand The Anger

A police officer watches a corner market burn in the west side of Baltimore.
Eyder Peralta NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:17 am

In the early morning, as the cold set in, Anaya Maze stood next to the charred remains of a CVS store.

Holding a sign, she was the only protester left in front of a line of police officers dressed in riot gear. She is petite. Still, she faced the police officers, looking at them intently.

A few steps away were the charred skeletons of two police vehicles, the victims of an unbridled anger that burned its way through the west side of Baltimore.

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It's All Politics
5:01 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

The stack of amicus briefs filed as of April 9 reached past the knee of NPR legal affairs intern Anthony Palmer. The briefs cost, on average, an estimated $25,000 to $50,000.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:25 am

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the-court briefs — 148 of them, according to the court, beating the previous record of 136 in the 2013 Obamacare case.

These briefs, known formally by their Latin name, amicus briefs, are filed by groups, individuals, and governments that have an interest in the outcome.

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Parallels
3:53 am
Tue April 28, 2015

On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

An artillery gun fires a round at Taliban fighters in the hills of Nangahar Province.
David Gilkey NPR

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:09 am

The call comes into the Afghan battalion headquarters, a small concrete building that once housed American Green Berets. The Taliban are attacking a police checkpoint under construction in the foothills of Nangahar Province in eastern Afghanistan, a short distance from the border with Pakistan.

The Afghan soldiers gather in a line, lifting their palms and praying for a safe mission. They hop in their trucks and head up a winding dirt road. The unfinished checkpoint can be seen in the hazy distance.

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