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Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:31am

In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of Fs earned by high school students.

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GOP House Oversight Chief Calls For Sessions To Recuse On Russia Investigation

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:15am

Democratic leaders are calling on Sessions to resign as Attorney General. Some Republicans say more information is needed about what Sessions discussed with Russia's ambassador during the campaign.

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EU Parliament Seeks To Reinstate Visas For American Travelers

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:13am

The U.S. currently requires citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland and Romania to obtain visas before visiting.

Songs We Love: Hiccup, 'Neverwhere'

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 9:03am

Hiccup's members first met while playing in the house band on a public-access comedy show. Its new song captures that same frenzied and fun dynamic, but with more space to stretch out.

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Going There: Who Needs College?

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:48am

NPR's Michel Martin joins Wisconsin Public Radio for a night of conversation and entertainment to discuss the purpose of college in 2017.

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NPR Newsroom Implements New Funding Guidelines

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:02am

Changes poke a hole in the firewall between the newsroom and the development office.

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Sen. Rubio Wants To Know Why Sessions Didn't Disclose Russian Meetings

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:49am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who oversees the FBI, met with Russia's U.S. ambassador before the election and didn't disclose it. Steve Inskeep talks Sen. Marco Rubio who wants more details.

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Sessions Should Resign Over Russian Conversations

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:38am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with a Russian diplomat ahead of the presidential election. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Cummings who thinks Sessions should resign because he didn't disclose it.

Someday Disposable Drones May Deliver A Payload, Then Vanish

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:01am

DARPA, the Pentagon's R&D agency, is working with partners to develop low-cost gliders that travel about 100 miles and disappear within hours. The vehicles could have humanitarian and military uses.

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First Listen: 'Come From Away,' Original Broadway Cast Recording

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:00am

Stream songs from the Broadway musical based on a small Canadian town's crazy few days following Sept. 11.

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To Diversify The Farming Landscape, Diversify Who Works It

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:00am

The people working on farms and elsewhere in agriculture often don't reflect the nation's demographics. Changing that is becoming a priority, in hopes that new people will bring fresh ideas.

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'High Noon' Takes Aim At The Hollywood Blacklist

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 6:00am

Glenn Frankel's new book about the making of the classic Western sets its tumultuous production against the backdrop of the Hollywood "Red Scare," drawing parallels between celluloid and reality.

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Read This Before Commenting

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 5:35am

Norwegian Public Broadcaster NRK has started testing its commenters, who must pass a quiz before they're allowed to add their thoughts below a story. It's making for more civil discussions.

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