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Eric Whitney

Spending Bill Delays End of Legislative Session

The 2015 state legislative session almost came to a close Friday, but the House hit a roadblock on the negotiated infrastructure bill.
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Pledge Week: Listeners Rallied With Donations To MTPR

With $138 left to go at five minutes past midnight, a phone volunteer pledged the final amount to bring the spring pledge week to it's goal and a rousing conclusion with exactly $700,000. That sum was achieved by 4939 donors over the course of the week. Dogs won the Pet Wars with a 17 vote margin at 1,182 votes, cats came in second at 1,165. Here's a note from MTPR station manager, William Marcus, about the week's success. "Before the MTPR spring pledge began I wrote that listeners would help...
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Rennett Stowe

Two Navy SEALs Tout Team Dynamics For High Performance

Anthony Page and Jason Larson, Navy SEAL veterans and co-founders of Applied Performance Sciences, talk about touring Montana's high schools, where they introduce John Underwood's "Life of an Athlete" program," promoting a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.
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More than 1,000 days after James Holmes opened fire on an audience at a midnight movie in Aurora, Colo., his trial will begin in earnest Monday. His defense team admits Homes killed 12 people and injured 70 more; the trial is expected to turn on questions about Holmes' sanity – and whether he should be executed.

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Nepal's devastating earthquake that hit Saturday is now blamed for at least 3,700 deaths. Reconstruction is estimated to cost billions. International aid efforts are underway, but aftershocks are rattling survivors' nerves and making the recovery even more challenging.

Rescue crews and aid groups are working to reach survivors — but their efforts are being hampered by the stricken areas' remote locations. Roads that are drivable are clogged with traffic.

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We've all heard that an aspirin a day can keep heart disease at bay. But lots of Americans seem to be taking it as a preventive measure, when many probably shouldn't.

In a recent national survey, more than half the adults who were middle age or older reported taking an aspirin regularly to prevent a heart attack or stroke. The Food and Drug Administration only recommends the drug for people who've already experienced such an event, or who are at extremely high risk.

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People have been lining up outside the U.S. Supreme Court for days hoping that they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments on gay marriage.

As of now, gay marriage is legal in 36 states. By the end of this Supreme Court term, same-sex couples with either be able to wed in all 50 states, or gay marriage bans may be reinstituted in many of the states where they've previously been struck down.