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Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near
Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8."
The Long Wait On Safety Rules For The 'Soda Can' Of Rail Cars
Nine months after the deadly crash of a runaway oil train just over the U.S. border in Canada, U.S. regulators still haven't enacted new safety standards for tank cars known for their thin shells.
Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes
Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.
In Portugal, A Sales Receipt May Be Your Ticket To Win Big
Buy a cup of coffee, and the vendor enters your receipt in a national lottery. The prize? A new Audi each week. It's a way struggling Portugal hopes to battle the black market and boost tax revenue.
Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed
Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.
Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War
In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.
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