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As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Risk Of Sexual Assault

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:19pm

Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault?

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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:17pm

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.

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Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:13pm

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.

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Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Football's A Punchline

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

It's been over a month since the World Cup ended in Brazil, but the shame of the country's blowout loss remains. Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic defeat against Germany.

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We Are What We Google: How Search Terms Reflect Our Wealth

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

David Leonhardt recently compared the terms people search for online in places The New York Times figures life is easiest, against the counties where it's hardest. He discusses the results with Robert Siegel.

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Study Shows Sharp Radial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Audie Cornish talks to Carroll Doherty, director of political research at Pew, for more.

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A Milestone Marked In Disposal Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

President Obama has announced that the U.S. has completed disposal of the most sensitive parts of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The successful disposal is an impressive technical achievement, but serious questions remain about the regime's use of chemical weapons.

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What's Behind The Stark Rise In Children's Disabilities

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

A recent study finds that the rate of children diagnosed with a disability is rising — particularly among kids who come from a more affluent background. Dr. Amy Houtrow was one of the lead authors on the study, and she speaks with Audie Cornish.

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Civilian Convoy Comes Under Attack In Ukraine

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

The Ukrainian military says it has retrieved over a dozen bodies of people killed in an alleged attack on civilian vehicles on Monday. The government says separatists attacked the cars and trucks on a road outside of the city of Luhansk, but the rebels deny this.

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Simin Behbahani, 'Lioness Of Iran,' Dies At 87

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.

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A Frustrated Professor Sounds Off To 'Committee Members'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

The protagonist of Julie Schumacher's new Dear Committee Members is frustrated with the future of American arts and letters — and the feckless students who pester him for recommendation letters.

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In Elite MFA Programs, The Challenge Of Writing While 'Other'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:54pm

Budding writers often turn to graduate workshops as lessons on the craft and gateways to publishers. But in classes filled with the white and elite, many writers of color feel typecast as "other."

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3 Of Pope's Family Members Die In Traffic Accident In Argentina

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:19pm

Pope Francis is "profoundly saddened" by news that the wife of his nephew and her two young children have been killed, Vatican Radio reports. His nephew is in intensive care.

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Man Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In St. Louis

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:06pm

Authorities say the man was shot by police after brandishing a knife at officers, a few miles away from Ferguson, Missouri.

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Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:01pm

In his new memoir Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors, and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:58pm

Jeffords died Monday at the age of 80. In 2001, the moderate Republican decided to switch to an independent, tipping control to the Democrats. At the time, he explained his decision to Terry Gross.

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With Both Farce And Feeling, Currentzis' 'Figaro' Succeeds Magnificently

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:58pm

There are many recordings of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Do we need another?

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Brita Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Over Risk Of Cutting

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:35pm

Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.

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How Flight Changed The World - And What Might Be Next

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:50pm

Today is National Aviation Day, the date chosen in part because it's the birthday of Orville Wright, who flew the very first airplane in 1903.

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California Tries To Lure Film Industry Back Home

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:40pm

A bill is moving through the state legislature that would quadruple the amount of tax incentives available to TV and movie makers.

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