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2:05pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Sports

By Waiting Just A Second Too Long, Gomez Steps On An Unwritten Rule

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 5:26 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Baseball has lots of written rules, but it also has its share of unwritten rules of etiquette. For example, don't steal a base late in the game if your team is up by a bunch of runs. If the opposing pitcher is throwing a no-hitter, you don't try to break it up by bunting.

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3:18pm

Sun April 20, 2014
National Security

Hey, Kids, Remember You're On Our Side: The FBI Makes A Movie

Originally published on Sun April 20, 2014 4:43 pm

3:12pm

Sun April 20, 2014
News

In South Korea, Ferry Rescue Efforts Yield Only Grisly Results

Originally published on Sun April 20, 2014 4:43 pm

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath. It has been a grim Easter Sunday for relatives of passengers who were on the ferry that capsized off the coast of South Korea on Wednesday. The death toll from that disaster is now over 50, with about 240 people still missing, most of them high school students. Today, divers started retrieving bodies from inside the vessel.

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3:00pm

Sun April 20, 2014
Education

'Like Little Language Vacuum Cleaners,' Kids Suck Up Swear Words

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:49 am

Dr. Timothy Jay says children are like "little language vacuum cleaners" that pick up whatever they hear.
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Most parents are pretty concerned about their kids using foul language.

Dr. Timothy Jay, a psychologist and expert in swearing, says parents worried about bad words might be fighting a losing battle.

"As soon as kids start talking, they pick up this kind of language," Jay says. "They're like little language vacuum cleaners, so they repeat what they hear."

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3:00pm

Sun April 20, 2014
Around the Nation

Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:35 am

Jessica Kensky lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. When she says, "Brr, I'm cold," Rescue the assistance dog knows to bring her the blanket.
Courtesy of Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes

At Monday's Boston Marathon, many runners will be on the course to honor the 16 people who lost limbs in last year's bombing. One married couple was among them: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.

Among many dark stories of that day, theirs is among the darkest. They were newlyweds of just seven months when each had their left leg blown off. Their injuries were so severe that they were some of the last victims to leave the hospital.

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