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NFL To End Its Tax-Exempt Status 'To Eliminate ... Distraction'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 11:10

The move applies only to the league office. The National Football League's 32 teams already pay taxes on their profits, salaries and merchandise sales.

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A Rural Police Chief Asks Citizens To Help Pick Up Used Syringes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:59

The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can't keep up, so they've asked residents to help.

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'Go Home. Please': 'Wire' Creator David Simon Urges Calm In Baltimore

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 10:20

In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be "argued, debated, addressed ... this moment ... can still, in the end, "prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city."

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'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 09:56

The president said "there's no excuse for the kind of violence" that has erupted after peaceful protests following the death of a black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

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Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex Marriage Ban

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:57

Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?

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Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just The Richter Scale

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:49

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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Tensions Running High In Baltimore After Night Of Rioting

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:24

National Guard troops fanned out across parts of Baltimore following violence in which about a dozen buildings were burned. Nearly 200 people were arrested.

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"Ain't no way you can sit here and be silent"

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 08:14

Peaceful demonstrations on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray were overshadowed by violence in the streets of Baltimore.

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How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:54

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:43

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.

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A 10-Year-Old's View Of The Nepal Earthquake

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:41

"It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival," a fearful Lucas told his mother the journalist.

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Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:29

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.

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Activists Urge States To Protect The Civil Rights Of LGBT People

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 07:26

The Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Tuesday. But in many states, a person can marry someone of the same gender and still be fired for being gay.

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Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 06:11

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

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How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 05:54

If marriage is on the horizon, it might be wise to set aside some money for the taxman. An increase in family income after the vows can trigger repayment of a health insurance credit.

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'Bali 9' Pair Will Face Indonesian Firing Squad, After Last Appeals Denied

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 04:34

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" group that sought to smuggle heroin.

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Delinquent. Dropout. At-Risk. What's In A Name?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-28 04:03

How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.

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PODCAST: The suburb revival

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:00

Oil companies find a way to make a profit in spite of low prices. Plus, Shinzo Abe is coming to visit. There will be plenty for him to talk about, but one big item on the agenda is Japan’s currency, which some people say is being manipulated by the Bank of Japan in that country’s favor. How is Japan controlling its currency, and why? And in the years after the housing bubble burst, census data showed that Americans—especially younger Americans—were forgoing suburban life for city living. Millennials, it was said, preferred walkable neighborhoods, public transit, and smaller homes. Now, new census data shows the suburbs are experiencing a revival.

Find the AP participation rate at your high school

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:16

Compare, by race, the percentage of students enrolled in your high school with the percentage enrolled in at least one an AP class.

Enter the name of your public highschool below to find the AP participation gap.

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What the AP gap looks like at your high school

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:16

Compare, by race, the percentage of students enrolled in your high school with the percentage enrolled in at least one an AP class.

Enter the name of your public highschool below to find the AP participation gap.

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