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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunrise at Cutler Bay near Miami, Florida. (Shackleford-Photography/Shutterstock)

Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Botched Execution | Amid Votes, Violence Marks Iraqi Election | In Fight for Equality, Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket | U.S. Economy Stalls in First Quarter | This Is Where: 'I am Just Feet in the Sand' | SCOTUS Hands Major Victory to Environmentalists, Obama Administration | Inside The Secret History of Invisible Ink

Oklahoma Inmate Dies 43 Minutes After Botched Execution

Clayton D. Lockett suffered a massive heart attack Tuesday night after a bungled execution by lethal injection. Critics say secrecy laws in Oklahoma and other states about both the drugs and the manufacturers turn inmates into guinea pigs.

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Amid Votes, Violence Marks Iraqi Election

In the days before the nation's first election since American withdrawal, Iraqis have continued to face deadly violence. The election is being held amid tight security provided by hundreds of thousands troops and police.

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Why Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket

How does the banning of one NBA owner impact the lived racism of minorities everyday? Are sports really the right arena to examine issues of racial equality and prejudice?

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This Is Where: 'I am Just Feet in the Sand'

It's the last day of April, which means it's also the last day of National Poetry Month. Today also marks the end of The Takeaway's month-long poetry series called "This Is Where."

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Inside The Secret History of Invisible Ink

The history of invisible ink is filled with secret messages. Author Kristie Macrakis explains why invisible ink continues to mark the pages of history, fueling torrid affairs, world wars, and every kid's imagination. 

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Today's Highlights | April 30, 2014

Also on Today's Show: First quarter GDP numbers were released today and the growth rate was just 0.1 percent...The Supreme Court has issued a major victory for environmentalists—and the Obama Administration.

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