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Stories for May 11, 2013

In Guantanamo, Have We Created Something We Can't Close?

May 11
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The crisis at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp keeps growing in size and intensity. According to the military's own count, 100 of the 166 men held in the prison there are now on hunger strike, and the 27 most in danger of dying are being force-fed.

Dramatically Different Medicare Bills Set Hospitals Thinking

May 11
Annie Feidt / NPR
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For the first time, the federal government has publicly shared what hospitals bill Medicare for the 100 most common diagnoses and treatments.

In Cleveland, 30 Minutes Of Bravery Ended 10-Year Nightmare

May 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Until today, there's been a rush of news related to the kidnapping of three young women in Cleveland, their rescue after a decade in captivity and the chilling details that have emerged about what they went through. Now, the news has slowed. We suspect there will be less to report in coming days, but we'll watch for important developments.

Experts Marvel At How Cyber Thieves Stole $45 Million

May 11
Scott Neuman / NPR
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With a haul of $45 million, it's being billed as possibly the biggest cyber-heist in history. But in reality, experts and authorities say, it was thousands of small but highly coordinated thefts.

Emotions Run High After Boston Bombing Suspect's Burial

May 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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The news that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a rural cemetery just north of Richmond, Va., is causing controversy there.

Officials Aren't Linking Man's Arrest To Texas Explosion

May 11
Mark Memmott / NPR
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Saturday's reports about the arrest of a former emergency services volunteer in the town of West, Texas, indicate the story has not moved much from where we left things on Friday:

Frozen Lakes Cut Into Minnesota Fishing Tradition

May 11
Conrad Wilson / NPR
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On the shores of Mille Lacs Lake in central Minnesota, it finally feels like spring. But the lake still looks like winter.

Sequester Has Air Force Clipping Its Wings

May 11
Larry Abramson / NPR
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The Pentagon says the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration could leave the U.S. with a military that is simply unprepared for the most challenging combat missions. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told Congress in April that the military is eating its seed corn.

Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site

May 11
Dana Farrington / NPR
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A task force in Newtown, Conn., on Friday unanimously recommended building a brand-new school at the site where a gunman killed 26 children and teachers in December.

Amgen Tour Takes Extra Security Measures In Light Of Boston Bombing

May 11
Maggie Avants
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Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California--Stage 2 of which is leaving Monday from Murrieta--are taking extra security precautions in light of the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon.