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Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:37pm

A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.

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An Indian Master Returns To Cinemas, Restored

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:37pm

Filmmaker Satyajit Ray earned a lifetime achivement Oscar for his beloved Apu Trilogy of films, released between 1955 and 1959. Badly damaged by fire, the original negatives have now been restored.

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How A Machine Learned To Spot Depression

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:37pm

The computer doesn't pay attention to what you say. What matters is how you say it.

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ConAgra Foods To Face Criminal Charge For 2007 Peanut Butter Recall

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:37pm

A subsidiary of ConAgra Foods is poised to plead guilty to a criminal charge and pay the largest-ever criminal fine in a food safety case after an outbreak in its peanut butter sickened at least 625 people in 47 states.

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Desperate Rohingya Granted Temporary Shelter. But What Next?

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:30pm

Malaysia and Indonesia will allow migrants stranded at sea to come ashore. But it's a one-year, one-off deal, with no signs the flow of the Muslim minority fleeing persecution in Myanmar will stop.

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David Letterman Is Set For Final Curtain Wednesday Night

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:48pm

"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."

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Dr. Dog On World Cafe

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:34pm

Known for its live shows, the long-running Philly band performs at last week's NON-COMMvention.

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The Barr Brothers On Mountain Stage

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:24pm

Unfazed by a hasty set-up, the Canadian folk band plays a tight, polished live set.

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I'd Like To Buy The Emerging World A Coke

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:16pm

The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.

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How The Minimum Wage Debate Moved From Capitol Hill To City Halls

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:52pm

Once upon a time, city councils and mayors rarely tackled the topic of minimum wages. That has changed dramatically in the last few years.

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Popular Health Exchange In Jeopardy After Surprise Republican Win

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:22pm

Kentucky has one of the best-run health exchanges in the country, Kynect. It's led to the second-biggest drop in uninsured nationwide. But if a GOP primary result holds up, its days could be numbered.

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Becoming A Cop, As Police Protests Dominate Headlines

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:52pm

What motivates someone to become a police officer these days? KUOW's Amy Radil met some of Washington state's newest recruits.

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Terry Gross To Marc Maron: 'Life Is Harder Than Radio'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:51pm

The WTF host asks the Fresh Air host about her childhood, her start in radio and her record-strewn apartment. Gross says Maron's "no bulls***" style made her feel comfortable opening up.

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'Finding The Good' Through Obituary Writing

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:40pm

Journalist Heather Lende has been writing obituaries in the small town of Haines, Alaska, for 20 years.

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Five Banks To Pay Billions Over Currency Manipulation

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:33pm

JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Citigroup and UBS have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Move Step Closer To Repealing Death Penalty

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:29pm

The vote in the Republican-controlled unicameral legislature was 32-15 — enough support to override a threatened veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

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Is Oklahoma's Death Penalty Cruel And Unusual? Supreme Court To Decide

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:20pm

We look at why Oklahoma and other states settled on midazolam, and what may change when the Supreme Court ruling comes down.

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Feds Say High-Profile Cancer Foundation Was A Fraud

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:12pm

Less than 3 percent of the money raised actually went to patients, according to the filing by the Federal Trade Commission.

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The Sticking Point Of The Patriot Act: Section 215

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:06pm

This is the section former NSA contractor Edward Snowden brought to light, concerning the bulk collection of American’s phone records.

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Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal?

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:53am

Emails from informal advisor Blumnethal to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya have been subpoenaed by a House committee. He's no stranger to controversy, but Clinton said he's just an old friend.

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