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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:02

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:59

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:56

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

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Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum: Why It Might Help

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

In 1995, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo skimmed serum rich in antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to treat other patients. It's a 19th century approach. Does it work?

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