A Secret Service agent brandishes a submachine gun while agents and police subdue a gunman who shot President Reagan, his press secretary, a policeman and a Secret Service agent in Washington on March 30, 1981. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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Judy Woodruff Recalls Assassination Attempt On President Reagan

John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill Reagan on March 30, 1981. Woodruff, then a reporter with NBC News, was there.

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Sylvan Esso: Tiny Desk Concert

Performed softly in the light of day, the duo's year-old material feels fresh and lovable when performed outside of a dark, loud club setting.

Seen here in 2012, Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Dominic Barnardt/Gallo Images/Getty Images for MTV hide caption

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5 Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central announced Monday that the South African comedian will step into Jon Stewart's role later this year. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?

Despite controversy over using her personal email account as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton hasn't taken much of a hit in the polls. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Clinton's Email Drama Hasn't Had Much Effect On 2016 Prospects

Three weeks after Hillary Clinton's widely covered news conference about her use of private emails as secretary of state, polls continue to show her ahead of potential GOP presidential candidates.

Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross pulls on compression sleeves before a 400-meter race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2012. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance KERA

Tight, elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. Alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

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Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, the city's police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police department refocused its efforts to bring up its "clearance rate." Alex Matzke for NPR hide caption

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Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.

Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (left) and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma, both Republicans, discuss their plans for clarifying the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a news conference Monday at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Indiana Republicans Say They Will Seek To Clarify Religious Freedom Law

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.

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Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.

Cushing, Okla., is a major oil storage site. Amid record oil production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

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