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4:29pm

Sun April 7, 2013
U.S.

After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 9:19 am

Tomas Young was paralyzed from the chest down during his deployment to Iraq. Since then, his health has only deteriorated. He has decided to refuse care and end his life, and his wife, Claudia Cuellar, says she respects his wishes.
Frank Morris for NPR

After a dozen years at war, an estimated 2 million active-duty service members will have returned home by the end of 2013. Some reintegrate without much struggle, but for others it's not so easy. The psychological wounds of war can sometimes prove to be just as fatal as the physical ones.

For injured veterans such as Tomas Young, life is a daily struggle. But this Iraq War veteran, who says his physical and emotional pain is unbearable, has decided to end his life.

At War

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2:38pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Sports

A PR Person's How-To Guide For Spinning College Sports

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 4:42 pm

The leg injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware has been a rallying point for fans nationwide. But the University of Louisville is hoping to avoid looking like they're taking advantage.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

The Final Four games at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament on Saturday were just the latest in a week that's been eventful — and unpredictable.

Bettina Cornwell, a marketing expert at the University of Oregon, says universities and colleges like to be ready with their public relations strategies. But sometimes you just can't plan for sports.

How To Be Cinderella

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2:38pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Television

Pirates Steal 'Game Of Thrones': Why HBO Doesn't Mind

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 4:42 pm

Richard Madden plays Robb Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones.
Helen Sloan HBO

More than 1 million fans illegally downloaded the first episode of Game of Thrones Season 3 this week, within 24 hours of its premiere.

That set a record, according to TorrentFreak, a blog that reports the latest trends on file-sharing. The blog also named the popular HBO series the most illegally downloaded television show of 2012.

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2:21pm

Sun April 7, 2013
Movie Interviews

'Ginger And Rosa': A Study Of Women's Relationships

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 4:42 pm

Best friends Rosa (Alice Englert, left) and Ginger (Elle Fanning) are nearly torn apart by the political and social changes of the 1960s.
A24

British filmmaker Sally Potter gained worldwide attention with her 1992 film Orlando. Like all of her movies, it was unconventional in its story and structure. Her new film, Ginger & Rosa, is more realistic and direct.

It's also got a high-profile cast that includes Annette Bening, Oliver Platt, Christina Hendricks and young Elle Fanning. They all play Britons during the fateful Cold War year of 1962, when the Cuban missile crisis had the world thinking the unthinkable: That a nuclear war was about to begin between the Soviet Union and the United States.

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2:21pm

Sun April 7, 2013
The Picture Show

Meeting Florida's Seminoles Through Rediscovered Photos

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 4:07 pm

The widow of Tigertail, a leader during the Second Seminole War.
Julian Dimock Collection American Museum of Natural History

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation in Florida has a new exhibit that gives patrons a rare glimpse into the past.

Taken by photographer Julian Dimock during a 1910 expedition across the undrained and untamed landscape of tropical wetlands and cypress hammocks of southern Florida, the photos show everyday activities and portraits of the Seminole people he encountered.

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