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As Milk Prices Decline, Worries About Dairy Farmer Suicides Rise

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:31am

The nation's dairy farmers are facing their fourth year of depressed milk prices. The outlook is so bleak, it's increased worries about farmer suicides. One recent outreach effort drew criticism.

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'If You Want To Be Somewhere, You've Got To Occupy It'

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:00am

Women are still drastically underrepresented in production and engineering — but the situation has been changing thanks to the pioneering examples and mentorship of women in these fields.

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Supreme Court Ruling Means Immigrants Could Continue To Be Detained Indefinitely

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:42am

The court ruled that immigrants, even those who are permanent legal residents and asylees, have no right to periodic bond hearings, meaning they could possibly be held indefinitely in some cases.

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Education Department Wants To Protect Student-Loan Debt Collectors

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:40am

The Trump administration is considering a policy change to prevent states from making tough demands of companies that collect student loan debt, according to an internal document obtained by NPR.

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Can Nuclear Power Plants Generate Artistic Inspiration?

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:19am

"Nuclear" artists see motivating muses where others see only grey buildings, drab fences, and white steam piping out of concrete cooling towers, says guest commentator Vincent Ialenti.

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More Than Just Nostalgia, 'Time Pieces' Is A Multilayered Memoir Of Dublin

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:44am

Irish writer John Banville's new book is a shimmering, frequently elusive book about a city, but also an inquiry into memory, shifting attention, and above all time as it passes and becomes the past.

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Top Stories: Trump's Direction On Guns; Deadly Papua New Guinea Quake

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:34am

Also: Georgia's lieutenant governor threatens to end Delta's tax break over NRA ties; a new report warns of the dangers of U.S. poverty and racial inequality; and a warm Arctic means a colder Europe.

Songs We Love: Alice Bag, '77'

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:01am

The Chicana punk legend inhabits the foremothers of 9 to 5 to lambaste the gender pay gap.

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Watch The First Entry To The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:00am

Check out the rowdy folk-rock sea shanty from New Jersey songwriter Ian Bamberger, the first video we received for this year's Contest.

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At Least 14 Dead In Papua New Guinea After Strong Quake Sets Off Mudslides

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 7:59am

The 7.5 magnitude temblor rocked the central highlands in the half-island Pacific nation early Monday. Phone lines are down and roads are blocked, making a full assessment of the remote area hard.

(Image credit: Luke Purre/AP)

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