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French Conservatives In Turmoil, Far Right Mounts

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:23am

French conservatives in turmoil, far right mounts

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Simona Halep Advances To 2nd Round At French Open

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:13am

Simona Halep advances to 2nd round at French Open

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EU Summit Seeks Way Out Of Election Quagmire

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:13am

EU summit seeks way out of election quagmire

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The 3 Questions To Ask In Any Classroom

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:07am

What education reporters too often miss.

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43-Year-Old Date-Krumm Loses At French Open

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:03am

43-year-old Date-Krumm loses at French Open

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Mayor Says 40 People Killed In Eastern Ukraine

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:03am

Mayor says 40 people killed in eastern Ukraine

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Tom Robbins Takes A Bite Out Of Life In 'Peach Pie'

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:03am

Robbins applies his signature verbal gusto to his own life in a new memoir — and reviewer Jason Sheehan says your enjoyment may depend on how much you really want to hear about Robbins himself.

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Nigerian Officials Say They've Located Missing Girls

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:00am

More than 200 girls who were abducted by militants in Nigeria's northeast have been located – but Nigeria's military says it's too risky to try to free them by force.

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'Delicious!' ... Isn't

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:00am

Legendary food writer Ruth Reichl stumbles on her first foray into fiction, with a novel about food, love and redemption that critic Heller McAlpin calls "as predictably sweet as packaged cakes."

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Man In Underwear Steals Truck, Delivers Its Content

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 5:55am

A delivery man in New York City was dropping off bread at a pizzeria, when a guy wearing only underwear stole his bread truck. The thief delivered the bread but not to the bakery's actual customers.

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India's New PM Meets Leader Of Rival Pakistan

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:30am

India's new PM meets leader of rival Pakistan

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Bison Invade Wyoming Golf Course

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:14am

Officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide they tried to move the bison using sprinklers, but mostly golfers must play around them.

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Greenpeace Boards 2 Drill Rigs In Arctic Protest

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:13am

Greenpeace boards 2 drill rigs in Arctic protest

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Bob Newhart Looks Back On A Career Of One-Sided Conversations

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to comedian Bob Newhart about his critically acclaimed show and career. The complete box set of "The Bob Newhart Show" is being released in its entirety for the first time.

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Grand Canyon Officials Want To Evict Bison From Park

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Officials that oversee the Grand Canyon want to evict a heard of bison. The heard has grown too big and is overgrazing park land, draining already low water resources and trampling through archaeological sites.

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Sampling Of 4th Graders Embrace Switch To Common Core Standards

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

The Common Core State Standards have roiled state legislatures across the country and frustrated some parents. But what do kids think of them? Youth Radio's Myles Bess visited a school in California's Bay Area to find out.

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Colorado Law Helps Remedial College Students Be Successful

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Each year, 1.7 million students are told they're not ready for college — that they must take remedial classes. And then, half of them drop out of those classes. It's costing states and students an estimated $3 billion a year. States are mobilizing to fix the remedial system. Colorado is one of the leaders, and so far, efforts to help students are showing promising results.

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Leader Of Anti-Semitic Party In Hungary Finds Out He's Jewish

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

One of the founders of Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party was elected to the European Parliament and famously took his seat wearing the black uniform of the party's violent militia. But since then, the extremist lawmaker has discovered he is actually Jewish and that his grandmother is an Auschwitz survivor. Now, to the irritation of his former party, he keeps kosher, attends synagogue and visits Israel.

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Egypt's Presidential Voting Comes During Crackdown On Dissent

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

Egyptians are at the polls again Tuesday for the final day of the presidential elections. And the outcome seems pretty predictable, ex-military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next president.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:09am

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

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