Ancient Physicians Struggle to Understand Cancer

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Watch a clip from the upcoming film, "Cancer: The Emperor of Maladies."

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Museum Asks Visitors To Listen To New York's Buildings

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Iconic architecture, long a subject for academics and designers, is being explored with sound in a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York.

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Clinton Says She Didn't Think Private Email Would Be 'An Issue'

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answered questions Tuesday about her use of a private email account. Correspondents Tamara Keith and Mara Liasson join NPR's Melissa Block.

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Rapid City Residents Will Vote on Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Project Proposal Tomorrow

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Rapid City residents will vote on a proposed $180-million expansion to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Tuesday March 10. This project would renovate and expand the current building, as the new facility could hold up to 19,000 people if needed.

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Why animal groups pushed for circus elephant retirement

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Starting in 2018, elephants will no longer be a part of the circus under the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey big top. The company is giving up the fight with animal rights groups who have criticized elephant training practices as cruel. Gwen Ifill speaks with Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society about the significance of this move and who else played a role in the Ringling Bros. decision.

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

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Responding to concerns over her use of a personal email account to conduct official business while in office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she wants the public to have access to her emails. The State Department says it will review messages for possible release.

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8 Reasons You're Losing Sleep

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As if there weren’t enough things keeping you tossing and turning each night, here’s a new one: Using short-wave, blue light-emitting e-readers, like the iPad, iPhone, Nook Color, Kindle and Kindle Fire before bedtime can make it harder to fall asleep, according to a December 2014 study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

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The Blind Woman Who Saw Rain

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Imagine a world that is completely black. You can't see a thing — unless something happens to move. You can see the rain falling from the sky, the steam coming from your coffee cup, a car passing by on the street.

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Public Urged to Drive with Caution with Bighorn Sheep Present

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The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking the public to drive with caution in the Deadwood area.

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Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

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In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

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Boris Nemtsov, Shot Friday, Was A Vehement Anti-Putin Critic

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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow Friday night. Nemtsov was a longtime opposition leader and a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Putin condemned the killing.

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The Nest of a Bald Eagle

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This week is Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota. Bald eagles are automatically unique, because they’re the national bird in the United States. On top of that, they make the largest nest of any bird in North America.

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What President Obama’s veto means for Keystone’s future

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A bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was the first order of business for the Republican-led Congress this year, and today that bill was vetoed by President Obama. Gwen Ifill gets two views from Jeremy Symons of the Environmental Defense Fund and Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute.

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Guilty Verdict Returned In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

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A Texas jury reached a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine charged with killing former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, author of the memoir American Sniper.

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Sesame Street Presents "House of Bricks"

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House of Cards is a political drama that is set in current day Washington DC. Main Character Frank Underwood, played by actor Kevin Spacey, displays the power of manipulation in the political world. Because of the shows popularity and the debut of Season 3 this week, Sesame Street displayed their own version known as “House of Bricks.” 

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