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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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World Cup Fans Preoccupied With Soccer's Version Of Baseball Cards

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

World Cup stickers called Paninis have been traded for five decades around the globe. Every four years, the Italy-based publisher Panini releases World Cup souvenir sticker albums.

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Alaska Man's Job Is To Keep Skies Bird-Free For Airplane Takeoffs

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

Keeping birds off the runways is especially challenging in parts of southeast Alaska. After 2 Alaska Airline jets collided with eagles on takeoff, the city of Sitka hired a man to keep the birds away.

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