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Flawed Intelligence In The 'War Of Our Time'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 6:39am

Michael Morrell, former CIA deputy director, talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about his new book, The Great War of Our Time. They discuss flawed CIA intelligence on Iraq and the rise of ISIS.

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So You Want To Be A Great Mother? Ask A Village Mom For Advice

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 6:03am

Mothers love their kids like crazy! Our man in India knows from firsthand experience. To find out what it takes to be a crazy loving amma, he interviewed moms in his village.

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Counting Poor Students Is Getting Harder

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 5:53am

Changes to the Free and Reduced-Price Lunch program undermine a long-used measurement for child poverty.

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In Oklahoma, The Sky Has No 'Mercy'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 5:31am

In Oklahoma, tornadoes are just a fact of life — but sometimes a truly awful one comes along. In The Mercy of the Sky, Holly Bailey chronicles the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla., in 2013.

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At 70, Keith Jarrett Is Learning How To Bottle Inspiration

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:51am

The jazz pianist is celebrating his birthday with a pair of new releases, one of which documents how his creative process plays out in front of live audiences.

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Can Volleyball Fight Crime? East Palo Alto Says, 'Game On'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:51am

A California city with a crime problem — shootings, drug dealing and gang activity — finds that getting more kids and cops playing sports together regularly in the park can make a big difference.

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Tempted To Eat Your Baby's Table Scraps? You're Not Alone

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 4:50am

Dan Pashman of WNYC's The Sporkful podcast weighs in on the benefits of eating kids' leftovers. "Graham crackers are better after they've been gummed by my younger daughter," he says.

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