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Google Is Manipulating Search Results, Study Finds

12 hours 3 min ago

The study by top legal and economic scholars found the search engine giant knowingly buries its competitors. Google refutes the findings.

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Frozen In Time, Remembering The Students Who Changed A Teacher's Life

12 hours 8 min ago

Jonathan Kozol looks back on the events he wrote about 50 years ago, in Death at an Early Age.

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Christie Says He's Running In 2016 To 'Change The World'

12 hours 15 min ago

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his campaign for president in the gymnasium of his old high school.

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Housing The Homeless With Health Care Dollars

12 hours 23 min ago

A multimillion dollar experiment is underway in Los Angeles: using health care dollars to house people who are chronically homeless.

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Branding Teen Drivers As Newbies Doesn't Prevent Crashes

12 hours 25 min ago

Graduated driver's licenses that impose restrictions like no driving at night have reduced crashes and deaths. But it looks like putting a learner sticker on teens' license plates doesn't help.

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Latitudes: The Global Music You Must Hear In June

12 hours 26 min ago

This month, very old songs from India and England rub shoulders with new sounds from Madagascar and Japan — along with one emerging Hawaiian hit, courtesy of Pixar and Disney.

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After 25 Years, A Comics Publisher Pauses To Collect And Reflect

12 hours 32 min ago

A massive new anthology collects the impressive and varied work of the Montreal-based publisher Drawn And Quarterly, whose comics and graphic novels represent a deeply human kind of storytelling.

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Social Justice Activist: Slavery Never Ended, It Just Evolved

12 hours 35 min ago

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative recently launched an effort to mark where lynchings took place in the U.S.

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Some States Still Don't Have Budgets

12 hours 44 min ago

In Illinois, that means some state workers could go without pay and some state services could be disrupted.

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Puerto Rico Says It Can't Pay Its Debt

12 hours 50 min ago

The governor wants creditors to postpone bond payments and restructure the U.S. territory's $72 billion in public debt.

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Chris Christie Declares His Candidacy For President

13 hours 11 min ago

New Jersey's Republican governor says he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America."

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Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

13 hours 11 min ago

NPR's Frank Langfitt is offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities. In his latest installment, he meets a woman whose work surprises him.

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Asked To Divide Zero By Zero, Siri Waxes Philosophical (And Personal)

13 hours 34 min ago

Siri's elaborate reply easily surpasses the simple "Does not compute" with which robots in old sci-fi movies used to announce a bout of cognitive dissonance.

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Our Favorite New Artists Of 2015 (So Far)

13 hours 36 min ago

This week's All Songs Considered features our favorite music from debut albums released in the first half of 2015.

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200 Years Of 'Sex' In America, In 1 Chart

13 hours 58 min ago

How certain words related to sexual behavior have shifted over the the past two centuries.

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'Jiggery-Pokery': The Justices Have A Punny Way With Words

14 hours 2 min ago

This term it was "ask the nearest hippie" and "what chumps!" Here are some other times phrases like that have added color to Supreme Court opinions.

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A Lyrical Coming Of Age Tale In 'Bird Hill'

14 hours 53 min ago

Naomi Jackson's first novel follows a pair of Brooklyn sisters sent to live in their mother's small Barbados hometown. Critic Michael Schaub says "it's not a perfect book, but it's a lovely one."

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How 4 Gay Black Women Fought Back Against A Sexual Harasser — And Landed In Jail

14 hours 58 min ago

They're called the New Jersey 4, a group of young women who were catcalled and allegedly attacked in New York. Why did they — and not their harasser — end up in jail? A new documentary digs in.

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Jeb Bush To Release 33 Years Of Tax Returns

15 hours 6 min ago

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will release decades of tax returns Tuesday on the same day Hillary Clinton emails are set to be released and when Chris Christie announces his bid for president.

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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

15 hours 7 min ago

A crowd-funding effort to get the $1.8 billion Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from salads to gift baskets.

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