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Stories for April 7, 2013

Louisville Overcomes California In Women's Final Four

April 7
Dana Farrington / NPR
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It was a surprise either of them made it. California, which was playing its first Final Four, lost to Louisville. Louisville had already brought down top teams Baylor and Tennessee earlier in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament.

Broadcasters Struggle To Tap Into The "Zero TV" Crowd

April 7
Lauren Hodges / NPR

Broadcasters will convene in Las Vegas this week to discuss how to win back the so-called "Zero TV Crowd:" a rapidly growing demographic of people who don't subscribe to cable or satellite TV services.

After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life

April 7
Frank Morris / NPR
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After a dozen years at war, an estimated 2 million active-duty service members will have returned home by the end of 2013. Some reintegrate without much struggle, but for others it's not so easy. The psychological wounds of war can sometimes prove to be just as fatal as the physical ones.

With Plan B Ruling, Judge Signs Off On Years Of Advocacy

April 7
Julie Rovner / NPR
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A federal judge ordered Friday what women's groups have failed to accomplish politically for a dozen years. He ruled that Plan B, the most commonly used morning-after birth control pill, be sold without a prescription or other restrictions to women of all ages.

Stories Of 'Outside The Wire' Give An Insider's View Of War

April 7
NPR Staff / NPR
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In some ways, it was like any other writing class: backpacks, books, rough drafts, discussions about literature. But instructor Christine Dumaine Leche and her students weren't sitting in a college classroom or a community center -- they were on an air base in Afghanistan and the students usually came to class after long days in a war zone. Leche was teaching them to translate their experiences -- the danger, the boredom, the painful separation from their families, the fear and the hatred -- into prose.

An NCAA Basketball Star In Europe

April 7
NPR Staff / NPR
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With a single, devastating shot, Ali Farokhmanesh became the face of the NCAA basketball tournament in 2010.

Air Force Base Takes On Sexual Assault At Local Level

April 7
Emily McCord / NPR
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The Air Force continues to grapple with the number of sexual assaults among its members.