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LGBT Rights Activists Fear Trump Will Undo Protections Created Under Obama

Nov 10, 2016
The election of Donald Trump has conservative organizations hopeful for new protections for religious liberty, while LGBT groups anticipate more discrimination in courts, workplaces and the military.
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NPR Ed

These Fifth-Graders Think It's Really, Really Important That You Vote

Nov 07, 2016
They're too young to vote, but they're still getting out the vote. After learning about the history of voting and democracy in America, these young activists took their message to a college campus.
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Shots - Health News

Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

Oct 31, 2016
A study offering the parents of newborns a scan of thousands of the baby's genes raises a big question: Do you want this kind of information on disease risk in your child's permanent record?
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All Tech Considered

20 Years Later, Humans Still No Match For Computers On The Chessboard

Oct 24, 2016
IBM's Deep Blue beat chess great Garry Kasparov in 1997. Humans and computers play the game differently, but have computers taught humans much about the game?
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U.S.

Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight

Oct 20, 2016
A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.
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Shots - Health News

Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

Sep 29, 2016
Most potential Alzheimer's drugs are tested on mice. But rats may be a better choice because they seem to have a type of memory that's more like ours, and also are highly vulnerable to Alzheimer's.
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Shots - Health News

Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

Sep 27, 2016
When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined. California's proposed increase of $2 a pack may, too, say researchers. The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.
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Around the Nation

Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

Sep 22, 2016
There have been calls for police reforms since 2014, but there are practical limits to how fast a willingness to change can translate into its actually happening.
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Around the Nation

How 'Equal Access' Is Helping Drive Black Renters Out Of Their Neighborhood

Sep 16, 2016
San Francisco wants to give long-term residents of a historically African-American area preference in a lottery for new affordable units. Federal officials say that would violate fair housing laws.
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Around the Nation

Federal Officers Face Hostility Amid Tension Over Control Of Federal Lands

Sep 13, 2016
A reported spike in threats, intimidation and harassment toward federal officers in the rural West makes for a challenging work environment for one law enforcement ranger in southern Nevada.
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Law

Texas Prisoners Sue Over 'Cruel' Conditions, Citing Extreme Heat

Sep 12, 2016
A group of inmates in Texas says poorly ventilated, steel and concrete cellblocks bake like ovens. The inmates are suing the state prison system, arguing the heat is killing older and infirm convicts.
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U.S.

Louisiana Kids Return To School, A Bubble Of Normalcy After Massive Floods

Sep 08, 2016
Children in Baton Rouge, La., are back in class after a three-week interruption. But life is still upended: Many students are displaced and still living in shelters, and don't know where they'll go.
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The Salt

Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Drops To Lowest Level Since Before Great Recession

Sep 07, 2016
The government says there was a big drop last year in the number of Americans struggling to get enough to eat, especially children. The USDA credits food aid like the school lunch program and SNAP.
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The Two-Way

Large, For-Profit ITT Tech Is Shutting Down All Of Its Campuses

Sep 06, 2016
The shutdown affects some 35,000 students and more than 8,000 employees in 38 states. ITT Technical Institutes blamed the Education Department, which recently imposed financial sanctions.
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NPR Ed

College Graduates Weigh In On The Value Of Higher Education

Sep 01, 2016
A year ago we met nine students from Maryland who made three different choices about college: community, public and elite private. Today we talk with them again as they reflect on those decisions.
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Shots - Health News

Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

Aug 30, 2016
When humans talk to dogs, the canine brains seem to separate the meaning of the words from the intonation used and to analyze each aspect independently.
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Shots - Health News

Your Gut's Gone Viral, And That Might Be Good For Your Health

Aug 29, 2016
Think of it as a gift within a gift. Some beneficial gut bacteria contain viruses called "bacteriophages." And some of these phages now have been associated with good intestinal health in humans.
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Shots - Health News

Discounts Aren't Enough to Halt Outrage At High EpiPen Prices

Aug 25, 2016
EpiPen, the new poster child for prescription drug price gouging, may find that offering discount coupons isn't enough to mollify its critics in Congress and online.
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Politics

Bernie Sanders' New Political 'Revolution' Faces Bumpy Beginning

Aug 24, 2016
Eight key staffers have already quit the political group aimed at furthering progressive causes near and dear to the runner-up in the Democratic presidential primary.
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Shots - Health News

Aetna Joins Other Major Insurers In Pulling Back From Obamacare

Aug 16, 2016
The exit of insurers from exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act represents a fresh challenge to the viability of the president's signature health care law.
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NPR Ed

Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

Aug 12, 2016
One teacher in Indiana leads conversions with her fellow teachers and students about race and bias. She's never thought it was more important than she does now.
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The New Middle

Texas Town's Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

Aug 09, 2016
The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.
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All Tech Considered

Why Taylor Swift Is Asking Congress To Update Copyright Laws

Aug 08, 2016
It's an ongoing standoff between musicians and Google's YouTube: Who should be responsible for removing unauthorized copies of songs posted online?
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Shots - Health News

Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders' Help

Jul 29, 2016
An initiative on the state's November ballot would establish a single-payer health plan. Supporters hope to lure Sanders to help get out the vote.
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NPR Ed

Clinton's Free-Tuition Promise: What Would It Cost? How Would It Work?

Jul 28, 2016
This proposal is novel and dramatic: a broadly scaled entitlement program for the middle class directed not at older people, like Social Security and Medicare, but at younger Americans.

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