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Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea Coast

Most of the passengers, according to news reports, were high school students and teachers on a school trip. Of the nearly 500 people who were on board, nearly 300 were initially unaccounted for.

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his bible in his home in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Sept. 2005. The state's legislation is considering a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.

Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors

A check of Medicare's new database of payments to physicians confirms that at least $6 million in 2012 went to doctors who had been indicted or otherwise sanctioned. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors

Among doctors who received payments from Medicare in 2012 are dozens who had been kicked out of Medicaid, or charged with fraud, or settled fraud cases out of court, a ProPublica investigation finds.

In Ukraine, Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side

Men sit on an armored personnel carrier in Slovyansk, Ukraine, on Wednesday. A Russian flag flies from it. When some Ukrainian forces approached the city, locals say, they were convinced to hand over their vehicles to pro-Russia protesters. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In Ukraine, Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side

As the government tries to assert control in the eastern part of the nation, there's word that some Ukrainian troops may now be on the side of locals who wish to join Russia.

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Does this blue chicken make you queasy? Scientists say there might be an evolutionary reason for that. Courtesy of Lawrie Brown hide caption

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The Salt

Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident

Cheryl Miller's driver's license was among the evidence collected from the car she and Pamela Jackson were last seen in. The two South Dakota girls disappeared in 1971. Now, authorities say it appears they accidentally drove into a creek. It wasn't until last year that low waters revealed the vehicle. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident

The two teens disappeared in 1971. Last year, their bodies were found in the Studebaker they were last seen in. Now, authorities say it appears they drove into a creek.

Drag Is Raw: Wrestlers, Queens And Gender As Performance Art

RuPaul rules over RuPaul's Drag Race, a show with a lot of similarities to another Monday night show: WWE Raw. Mathu Anderson/Logo hide caption

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Monkey See

Drag Is Raw: Wrestlers, Queens And Gender As Performance Art

Libby Hill looks at the worlds of televised drag competition and professional wrestling and finds that the flash, art and gender performance of the forms make them more alike than they might seem.

Weekly Innovation: Better Luggage Checking ...  And Tracking

Coming in December: The eTrack and the eTag, from Air France and KLM. The innovations let you drop off your bags without checking them, and track them throughout your journey. hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Weekly Innovation: Better Luggage Checking ... And Tracking

Air France and KLM have developed two gadgets — the eTrack and the eTag — that let you drop off your bag without checking it with an agent and track it during your trip.

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

The Kalamazoo Promise, a full-tuition scholarship program announced in 2005, created a stir in the city when it launched the following year. hide caption

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Paying For College

How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

Pat Leiggi, right, of the Museum of the Rockies, prepares to move a leg bone of the T rex at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. on April 15. hide caption

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Science

A T. Rex Treks To Washington For A Shot At Fame

Scientists at the Smithsonian are set to unpack something D.C. has never had before: a rare, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. It's a gift from a Montana museum that says this T. rex deserves to be world famous.

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