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A CeaseFire meeting in southwest Chicago. The program stages group interventions in risky neighborhoods and works with gang members to help decrease shootings and killings. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Chicago, Stopping Crime Before It Happens

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Stone artifacts dating back 15,500 years suggest humans may have arrived 2,000 years earlier than previously thought. Courtesy of Michael R. Waters hide caption

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Texas Find Turns Back Clock On Settlers In America

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This computer model shows how a plume of radioactive iodine-131 could spread in the atmosphere. ZAMG hide caption

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Built For Bombs, Sensors Now Track Japan Radiation

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Cherry trees bloom in Washington, D.C.'s tidal basin, with the Jefferson monument in the background. Japan gave 3,000 trees as a gift to the U.S. in 1912. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Japan's Cherry Blossoms In Brief, Beautiful Bloom

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A man talks on the phone in Kesennuma Junior High School, which has now become a home for evacuees. A counselor says very few people have wanted to talk at the evacuation centers he's visited. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Grief-Stricken Japanese Reluctant To Open Up

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Jon Brock and his daughter Glenny Brock visited StoryCorps in Birmingham, Ala. StoryCorps hide caption

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Father Moves Past A Once-Unforgiving Diagnosis

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FBI Director Robert Mueller, shown with National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter, testifies last September on Capitol Hill at a hearing called "Nine Years After 9/11: Confronting the Terrorist Threat to the Homeland." Mueller's 10-year term expires in September. Leiter is reportedly among those being considered to replace him. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Will Become The Next Director Of The FBI?

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A young Moroccan watches a video on Feb. 17, calling for demonstrations. Three days later, the demonstration organized by a coalition of groups took place in cities throughout the country. U.S. intelligence officials say that in hindsight, using open sources like Facebook and Twitter could have helped them predict the uprisings that have swept the Arab world. Abdelhak Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Google: A New Tool For U.S. Intelligence?

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Kate Winslet stars in HBO's Mildred Pierce, from director Todd Haynes. Andrew Schwartz/HBO hide caption

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Ambitions Meet Quiet Noir In 'Mildred Pierce'

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