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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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Fight Back Against Parkinson's: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Several times a week Mike Quaglia dons bright red boxing gloves and pummels a hundred-pound punching bag. What's unusual is he has Parkinson's disease and the boxing helps alleviate his symptoms.

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Obama Addresses Vaccinations, Other Issues In NBC Interview

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 21:49

President Obama encouraged parents to vaccinate their children and said the U.S. is doing everything it can to rescue a young woman held by the Islamic State, speaking in a wide-ranging interview.

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