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Title IX Protects Identities But Can Complicate Justice

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:58am

A court case involving the University of Kentucky and its independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, highlights how confidentiality can sometimes get in the way of justice.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility In Turkish Nightclub Attack; U.S. Man Among The Wounded

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:03am

In a statement, the Islamic State said it was responsible for the shooting attack that killed at least 39 people on Sunday. The State Department confirms a Delaware businessman is among the wounded.

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Is the Warning That Creatine's Not For Teens Getting Through?

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 11:02pm

Researchers who surveyed 244 shops across the U.S. found that, despite label warnings, two thirds would recommend the dietary supplement to a 15-year-old football player trying to gain muscle.

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Easing Old People's Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 7:35pm

Little Brothers, which operates in San Francisco and several other cities, sends volunteers to brighten up the lives of isolated elderly people, helping them reduce the risk of serious illness.

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Merry Prankster In L.A. Wants To Start 2017 On A High Note

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 5:00pm

The iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, Calif., read "Hollyweed" for a few hours Sunday morning, thanks to a New Year's prank.

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Paying Homage To The Female Athletes Who Blazed The Way In Sports

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

Filmmaker Molly Schiot documents the paths of women who led the way in various sports in the book Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.

On A Scale Of 1 to 5, How Autonomous Is Your Car?

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

With the rise of self-driving cars, there's a need to define the "five levels of autonomy," referring to the gradual change from driver-assisted to fully automated cars.

Coal Miners Hope Trump Will Help Struggling Industry

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

Stricken by layoffs in the coal industry, Greene County, Pa., went for Donald Trump this election. Many think he will help the industry, despite disagreeing with some of Trump's rhetoric.

Medicaid, Minimum Wage And Marijuana Chief Among State Legislative Issues

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

William Pound from the National Conference of State Legislatures gives an overview on the upcoming legislative decisions regarding minimum wage and medical and recreational marijuana.

Navajo Leader Says Native Americans Worked 80 Years For National Monument

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, speaks about the successful effort of five Southwestern Indian tribes to convince President Obama to create Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

Turkey Nightclub Attack Leaves 39 Dead; Suspect Not In Custody

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

At least 39 people have been killed and dozens other injured in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul. A man suspected of carrying out the attack has not been apprehended yet.

Forget 2016 — Here's Some Of 2017's Best Music

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

NPR Music editor and reviewer Stephen Thompson recommends new songs by Sinkane, Little Simz, Japandroids and more.

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America Needs To Continue Reviving 'Heartbeat,' N.C. NAACP President Says

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 4:09pm

Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, reflects on the biggest events from 2016 in order to look forward into the new year.

Coal Country Picked Trump. Now, They Want Him To Keep His Promises

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 2:06pm

Voters in coal country overwhelmingly chose Donald Trump. They liked his promises to create jobs, even if they didn't like his other rhetoric. Now, they're waiting to see if coal can make a comeback.

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'M*A*S*H' Actor William Christopher Dies At 84

Sun, 01/01/2017 - 1:50pm

The actor, who was best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on the television sitcom M*A*S*H, died after a battle with lung cancer.

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