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April 24, 2015
On Thursday, the U.S. government announced that two hostages were accidentally killed months ago in a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan. Today's show explains what reportedly happened and explores multiple perspectives on the incident. We report on why migrants by the tens of thousands are attempting a dangerous Mediterranean crossing. And we examine the snowpack in part of California and how it factors in to the state's historic drought.
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1. In what body of water, north of Libya, have dangerous crossings threatened the lives of thousands of migrants who are hoping for a better life in Europe?
2. Name the animal from which a protein called reflectin is being studied for its potential use in military camouflage.
3. What was the name of the first major battle of the American Revolution?
4. The Galapagos Islands are officially part of what South American nation?
5. What nation has been accused of supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen's civil war?
6. What year saw the establishment of Earth Day and the U.S. congressional passage of the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act?
7. A U.S. frozen dessert company pulled all of its products off store shelves in response to some apparent contamination by what bacteria?
8. What is likely the largest reason for an apparent decline in U.S. sales of hybrid and electric vehicles?
9. In what body of water are scientists keeping track of "The Blob" and its effects on marine life?
10. Name the prosecutor who was just confirmed as the first female, African-American attorney general in U.S. history.
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