New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

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China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.

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America's Front Yard: National Mall

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The design of the National Mall involved converting tidal flats, forests and farmland into the major landmarks we see today. Designer Pierre Charles L’Enfant placed major landmarks on high points, with the Capitol Building on the highest spot.

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150 Year Anniversary Of The Lincoln Assassination

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On the evening of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary were attending a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. A confederate spy and actor, John Wilkes Booth, entered the Presidential Box seating area and shot President Lincoln in the back of the head. The President was pronounced dead, early the next morning.

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The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Finds Refuge In The Ring

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Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says The Mountain Goats' concept album about pro wrestling is filled with a remarkable range of melodies and moods.

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The History and Science of Meat

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Jeff Sindelar, Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison, carves into the history of meat processing from ancient Roman times to present day, highlighting ways the industry developed in Wisconsin over the past 150 years.

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South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Adopts Elk Management Plan

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The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department wants to increase the number of elk in the Black Hills. Currently, officials estimate the Black Hills wintertime elk population at about 6,300, but they hope to boost that to 7,000 over the next 5 years.

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5 Things You Should Know About Sen. Rand Paul

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced his bid for the White House Tuesday on his website. Here are five things you should know about Senator Rand Paul.

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When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

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Some scientists suggest calling the era we live in the Anthropocene, to denote the time when humans came to dominate Earth's fate. But did it start with farming, the atom bomb or another event?

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How Arson Investigation Has Changed

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Little Hope Was Arson premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, April 6, 2015.

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Julianne Moore Refuses To Reshoot Tourism Film; Project Collapses

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Officials in Turkey hired Julianne Moore for a documentary promoting Turkey. She shot a scene recalling a visit to Turkey as a child. Turkish media say officials accused Moore of poor acting.

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SDPB Discusses Cancer With Experts in South Dakota

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SDPB has been discussing the issue of cancer on Dakota Midday the past week. The guest list included Travis Christofferson (South Dakota Author of “Tripping Over the Truth”), Dr. Christopher Fischer (Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Sanford Health), and Dr. David Pearce (President of Sanford Research).

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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

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Only about half of Medicare patients are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.

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Not My Job: Richard Price (AKA Harry Brandt) Gets Quizzed On Pseudonyms

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For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't.

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'James Baker - The Man Who Made Washington Work'

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Watch the story of James A. Baker III, a remarkable politician and statesman who represents a time when a divided Congress got things done, and when presidents and politicians worked together. Baker, now 84, helped get three presidents elected, served in top posts for two of them and was a central player in some of the most momentous events of the late 20th century.

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Is death by firing squad really instantaneous? Not necessarily

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In Utah, the death penalty can now be carried out by firing squad, but only as a backup method if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. The state’s governor signed in the new law amidst a nation-wide shortage of these drugs, and other states are eyeing similar execution methods. Judy Woodruff talks to Andrew Novak of George Mason University and Jennifer Dobner of The Salt Lake Tribune.

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