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For One Runner, Boston Marathon Is About Road To Recovery

Running shoes are laid out in a display titled, "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial" in the Boston Public Library to commemorate the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings on April 14. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Running Toward Boylston

For One Runner, Boston Marathon Is About Road To Recovery

Matthew Conlon is one of the NPR 8, runners who are chronicling their experiences training for the Boston Marathon. "Without the events of last year's race, I wouldn't be preparing for this one," Conlon writes in our Boston Tumblr.

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

Russian President Vladimir Putin as he answered questions on national TV Thursday in Moscow. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38M Gallons Of Water

There are signs around the reservoirs in Portland's Mount Tabor Park that warn against putting anything in the water. They apparently didn't dissuade one young man from urinating into the city's drinking supply this week. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38M Gallons Of Water

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they are being cautious.

Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

It's the Sichuan peppercorn in dishes like spicy ma po tofu that makes your mouth buzz. Researchers wanted to know if that buzz is connected to the tingling you feel when your foot falls asleep. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Salt

Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues to how to turn those neurons off.

When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

Rhonda Sanderson and her ex-husband, John Amato III, shown here in 2010, helped make a business thrive after they divorced. hide caption

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Business

When Divorce Leads To A Happily Ever After For A Small Business

When married business owners divorce, both relationships usually sour. But that's not always the case. Some couples have figured out a way to make their companies succeed even after they have split.

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Backers of the Open Source Seed Initiative will distribute 29 new varieties of 14 different crops, including broccoli, carrots and kale on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching the Open Source Seed Initiative, a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses.

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