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The Two-Way
12:32 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

The defense rested its case on Tuesday for admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after just a few hours of testimony. The defense called four people to testify compared to the 92 called by prosecutors.

Tsarnaev's lawyers have admitted he did what he's accused of doing. Their single aim is to try to cast Tsarnaev as less in charge than his brother Tamerlan — who died while they were running from authorities — and therefore less deserving of the death penalty if it gets to that.

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The Two-Way
3:57 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Oversight Committee Issues Subpoena To Two Secret Service Agents

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:26 pm

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued subpoenas to two Secret Service agents, setting up a confrontation with the embattled agency.

The subpoenas are linked to an investigation into an incident in March, when two potentially drunk Secret Service agents appeared to bobble the investigation into a potential bomb near the White House.

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The Two-Way
3:26 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Federal Judge Says South Dakota Officials Violated Native American Families' Rights

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 5:59 pm

Two of South Dakota's largest tribes won a sweeping victory in federal court that could reverberate for tribes across the country.

A federal judge has ruled that the state Department of Social Services, prosecutors and judges "failed to protect Indian parents' fundamental rights" when they removed their children after short hearings and placed them largely in white foster care.

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Remembrances
3:19 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Remembering Pop Singer Selena, 'The Queen of Tejano'

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:00 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

She was and is still the queen of Tejano.

(SOUNDBITE OF SELENA SONG)

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Middle East
3:13 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Saudi Arabian Airstrikes Create Dangerous Situation In Yemen

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:00 pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Farea Al-Muslimi, who is reporting for NPR in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa and is also a visiting scholar with the Carnegie Foundation. He describes how the fighting in Yemen has created a humanitarian crisis inside the country.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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