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National Security

Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Mar 25, 2015
Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.
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All Tech Considered

Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Mar 23, 2015
If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.
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U.S.

Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

Mar 22, 2015
After LA police shot and killed an unarmed man in early March, NPR's Kelly McEvers and producer Tom Dreisbach embedded with Skid Row residents and police to learn more about each side of the story.
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Shots - Health News

Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

Mar 20, 2015
Researchers who helped develop powerful techniques warn that tweaking the genome is now easy. More public debate's needed, they say, before making changes in genes passed from parent to child.
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The Salt

Pain From The Grain: Corn Belt Towns Languish As Prices Drop

Mar 18, 2015
Some farmers won't break even this planting season, and may have to tap into their savings. Many Corn Belt towns depend largely on these farmers and businesses linked to farming.
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Shots - Health News

Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research

Mar 16, 2015
The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?
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The Two-Way

Ferguson Mayor Knowles Slams 'Hostile Language' From Eric Holder

Mar 13, 2015
Saying that he's trying to save the community, Mayor James Knowles adds that he is frustrated and concerned by the tone of the attorney general's remarks.
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Code Switch

Racial Tension Draws Parallels, But Madison Is No Ferguson

Mar 11, 2015
There are stark differences between what happened in Madison, Wis., and the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But protesters say racism is still at the root of Tony Robinson's shooting death.
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Shots - Health News

A Sheriff And A Doctor Team Up To Map Childhood Trauma

Mar 10, 2015
Sometimes a different perspective can help you see a problem with fresh eyes. The problem to be solved in Gainesville, Fla.? A hot spot of poverty, child abuse and neglect.
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NPR Ed

The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

Mar 09, 2015
NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who has taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.
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Interviews

Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

Mar 08, 2015
Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.
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Sports

Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Mar 07, 2015
If they can pull it off, this year's Kentucky Wildcats would be the first undefeated team in almost 40 years. But back in the 1970s, flirting with perfection was practically routine.
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Code Switch

Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

Mar 05, 2015
A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.
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NPR Ed

The Magic Trick That Could Help Students Pay For College

Mar 04, 2015
The IRS and the Department of Education already have the power to make the Free Application for Federal Student Aid easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?
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U.S.

Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

Mar 03, 2015
A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.
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Shots - Health News

10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

Mar 03, 2015
Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.
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Shots - Health News

Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

Mar 02, 2015

Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.

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NPR Ed

Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

Mar 01, 2015
This year, during the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, some teachers are placing more emphasis on creating lessons about "how Jews lived than about how they perished."
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Shots - Health News

One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Feb 28, 2015
Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.
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Cities Project

Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

Feb 26, 2015
Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
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All Tech Considered

What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Feb 25, 2015
The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.
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Injured Nurses

Hospitals Fail To Protect Nursing Staff From Becoming Patients

Feb 25, 2015
Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology and taught "safe patient handling."
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Law

Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Feb 24, 2015
"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."
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The Salt

Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Feb 23, 2015
Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.
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Parallels

Saudis Grow Increasingly Critical Of The Campaign Against ISIS

Feb 19, 2015
Prince Turki al-Faisal, the ex-Saudi intelligence chief, says the "pinprick" attacks against the Islamic State are not proving effective. He also says the campaign needs to be better coordinated.

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