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In Asheville, NC, Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent, Civil Rights Past

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Greg Iles sets his thrillers in the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss. His latest book, Natchez Burning, pulls from true stories of the racial violence that gripped the state 50 years ago.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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In Crowded Gaza, Civilians Have Few Places To Flee

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:15am

Israel warned Palestinian residents days in advance that it planned to attack a Gaza City neighborhood. But in the cramped territory, there are few places for residents to take refuge.

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On Its Way To Kuala Lumpur, Plane Brought Down Over Ukraine

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:46am

Many experts question the decision to fly near the fighting in Ukraine. Some airlines have circumvented the country for weeks. In March, a Malaysia Airlines plane went missing on a flight to Beijing.

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British Parliament Member Gets Stuck In Restroom

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:09am

On his first full day as chief whip, Michael Grove couldn't get out of the bathroom. The chief whip's job is to make sure members of his party are in place to vote.

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Reminder: Better Pay Your Trash Bill

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:48am

A customer of trash hauler in Red Wing, Minn., hadn't paid so an employee dumped almost 2 tons of garbage on his driveway. Paul's Industrial Garage has been fined for illegal dumping.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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When It Comes To Thinking, 2 Fish Heads Are Better Than 1

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Maybe we can learn from fish — they don't call a group of them a school for nothing. Researchers found that when 2 fish swim together, they make better decisions than when 2 fish are swimming alone.

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Actor Kurt Russell Talks About The Family Business: Baseball

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

David Greene talks to actor Kurt Russell about the Portland Mavericks, a 1970s independent baseball team created by Kurt's father Bing. Battered Bastards is a documentary about the team.

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Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

The Afghan presidential election has been a financial disappointment. Businesses say revenue is down, and even companies you'd think would make money off a campaign, say they're in the red.

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As A Police Chief, Kerlikowske Learned How To Handle Protesters

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

New commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowski talked to Steve Inskeep in his first extended interview on the use of force and controversial shootings by the Border Patrol.

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Israel Begins Ground Offensive In Gaza

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Israel's chief military spokesman says they're going after tunnels, terror activists and infrastructure. Thousands of Israel soldiers have moved into the territory backed by tanks.

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Pro-Russian Separatists Accused Of Shooting Down Malaysia Jetliner

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Ukraine charges pro-Russian separatists shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 people aboard. It blames Russia for supplying the weapons to do it. The rebels deny downing the aircraft.

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Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoffs In Company's History

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs in the next year. That's 14 percent of the company's global workforce, and the largest reduction in its history. The changes reflect Microsoft's shift to mobile.

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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

Elaine Stritch, whose career spanned more than half a century and went from stage to screen to TV and back to stage again, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich.

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Calif. Officials Debate How To Get Residents To Cut Water Use

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29am

How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.

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