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And The Oscar Goes To ... Wait, Who Hasn't Had One In A While?

Jan 17, 2015
It's happened enough that it's a thing: A stellar actor is awarded for a not-so-stellar role. Many feel it happened again this week with the Oscar nominations.
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Business

Concept Cars, Once Outlandish, Now Vital To Auto Industry's Future

Jan 16, 2015
Those futuristic prototypes that cost millions to produce have re-emerged at the Detroit auto show. It's a sign that the industry has regained confidence amid an accelerating economy, analysts say.
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Shots - Health News

This Year's Flu Vaccine Is Pretty Wimpy, But Can Still Help

Jan 15, 2015
The vaccine is only about 23 percent effective against the dominant flu strain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's because the strain mutated slightly.
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Business

Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now

Jan 14, 2015
The dollar's value keeps climbing. That's a sign of a healthy economy, especially compared with some of America's biggest trading partners — but it also has the potential to slow U.S. economic growth.
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Around the Nation

An Exhibit Offers A Different Angle On Life In Public Housing

Jan 13, 2015
An exhibit in Brooklyn aims to upend stereotypes about public housing by profiling residents and their achievements. The curators know their subject well; they once lived in public housing themselves.
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All Tech Considered

A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Jan 13, 2015
This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.
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The Two-Way

New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

Jan 09, 2015
But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.
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All Tech Considered

When It Comes To Smartphones, Are Americans Dumb?

Jan 08, 2015
If you paid top dollar for a top phone, Asian vendors at the International Consumer Electronics Show have a message: You paid for a brand, not quality. And this year, they want to sell to you.
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Starting Over

An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Renewed

Jan 06, 2015
When David Peters went to Iraq as an Army chaplain, his relationship with God faltered. But after years of feeling adrift, he eventually found that the trauma of war had actually deepened his faith.
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NPR Ed

From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Jan 06, 2015
Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. A few states, including Michigan, are now trying to change that.
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Animals

No-Kill Shelters Save Millions Of Unwanted Pets — But Not All Of Them

Jan 04, 2015
In the 20 years since San Francisco's SPCA guaranteed adoption for healthy dogs, shelters and rescue groups have embraced the no-kill approach. But the term means different things to different people.
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Shots - Health News

Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Jan 03, 2015
Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.
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The Salt

A Restaurant That Serves Up A Side Of Social Goals

Jan 01, 2015
Burned out from her high-tech job, Srirupa Dasgupta opened a restaurant and catering service that hires primarily refugees. On the menu: a mix of cuisines from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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NPR Ed

Common Core Repeal, The Day After

Dec 30, 2014
The Common Core had a rough year. The learning standards were repealed in three states, including Oklahoma. But what happens the day after a state repeals its academic standards?

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