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Jurors Resume Deliberating Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Case

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Twelve former educators are accused of changing students' test scores in a far-ranging scandal dating back to 2009. The cheating scandal came to light five years ago.

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2016 Presidential Campaign Has Its First Official Candidate

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Cruz is the first major candidate to outright declare he is running.

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ISIS Posts 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

The self-declared Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has posted names, photos and what it says are addresses of 100 U.S. military personnel, calling on its supporters to "deal" with them.

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Family Secret And Cultural Identity Revealed In 'Little White Lie'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up in a white Jewish family in Woodstock, New York, believing she was white. Schwartz learns she's bi-racial as she prepares to attend college.

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Teens' App Applauded For Helping Young People With Depression

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Some teenage girls are headed to the White House Monday to be recognized for an app they created. Their "Safe & Sound" smartphone app is meant to help teens struggling with depression and anxiety.

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Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:08am

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

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Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Stand Out' As A Female Candidate

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:03am

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.

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Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead of 2020

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:42am

The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:37am

After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.

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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:33am

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

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Ashraf Ghani: U.S. Critical To Afghanistan's Future

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 4:03pm

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, the Afghan president says most of his country wants U.S. troops to remain. He also says he's determined to make sure ISIS doesn't gain a foothold.

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Founding Father Of Modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Dies at 91

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 3:33pm

During more than a half-century as the city-state's leader, Lee helped turn the sleepy British colony into an affluent trading enclave. But he ruled with an iron fist and muzzled critics and rivals.

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It's A Party, Dude!

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:26am

Seattle area resident Joey DiJulio somehow got on an email chain for a bachelor party. But he didn't know the groom, who lives in Philadelphia. The groom decided to invite him anyway and he accepted.

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This Museum Lets You Play The Artist

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:15am

The Smithsonian has banned selfie sticks in its museums, but there's a new pro-selfie museum in Manila. It encourages visitors to "be part of art" by posing with 3-D versions of famous artworks.

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March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:05am

March Madness began in earnest Thursday with 16 games, and there were buzzer-beaters and big upsets — two No. 3 seeds went down. But overall No. 1 seed Kentucky won easily as did another top seed, Villanova.

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Reporting On The Suddenness Of War In Syria

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:05am

NPR's Deb Amos and Newsweek's Janine di Giovanni have both covered the Middle East for decades, and Syria since the beginning of the war. As the war enters its fifth year this week, Amos and Di Giovanni look back to how it started, with a quick shift from protests to brutality.

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No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:05am

How much does a bee sting hurt, exactly? How about a bullet ant bite? To help find an answer, an entomologist has built an index ranking insect stings — after getting stung over a thousand times.

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The Man Who Measures The Pain Of Insect Stings

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:05am

It may still feel like winter for many of us on the East Coast, but today spring is officially here. That means flowers, gardens and bugs. One man couldn't be happier about the return of the insects — especially the ones poised to sting.

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Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:05am

Nigeria's military says that, with the help of regional troops, its forces have retaken key towns captured by Boko Haram. The successes against the ISIS-linked extremist network come little more than a week before a key vote in which President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking re-election. The vote was delayed by six weeks, in part due to insecurity. Many are asking how the army was able to do in six weeks what it has failed to do these past six years.

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Charles And Camilla's Visit Rekindles Royal Ties To Kentucky

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:05am

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are wrapping up a four-day U.S. visit with a stop in Louisville, Ky. Louisville has been bustling with preparations, but the city is accustomed to royal visits.

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