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'Watch Out, Guinea Worm, Here Comes Jimmy Carter'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 08:08

Those words were written on a poster that greeted the former president on a visit to Nigeria. His Carter Center has vowed to wipe out the nasty worm. And right now we're down to 126 cases.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 07:59

When your friends say it's time to stop wallowing in despair and move on, you can say that reflecting on a recent breakup can speed recovery. Oh, and maybe some Taylor Swift.

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AirAsia Search: Divers Recover 2nd Black Box

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 07:38

The cockpit voice recorder was removed from the Java Sea. The aircraft's flight data recorder was recovered Monday. Flight 8501 disappeared Dec. 28, killing all 162 people on board.

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143 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Clashes With Cameroon's Military

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 06:38

The militants, who are waging a deadly war in Nigeria, had attacked a Cameroonian military camp in Kolofata, a government official. Nigeria's neighbors are being drawn into the battle with the group.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Editor On New Issue: 'We're Happy To Have ... Done It'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 06:33

Gerard Briard said when the artist showed the staff the cover — featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad — everyone burst out laughing and "jumped up for joy."

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Tax Time Gets New Ritual: Proof Of Health Insurance

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 05:20

The health law requires people to report their coverage status at tax time. Those without insurance or those who received subsidies will have to fill out new forms.

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Egyptian Court Overturns Hosni Mubarak's Final Conviction

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 04:05

The decision means the former Egyptian dictator could be set free, soon. Mubarak was toppled, after an uprising four years ago. He was tried for murder and this case was about embezzlement.

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Quiz: Grading America's quality of education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:53

Education Week gave Massachusetts, New Jersey and Wyoming the highest scores in the newspaper’s state-by-state rankings.

We reported on the nation's lowest Education Week grade last week.

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Quiz: Grading the nation’s quality of education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:53

Education Week gave Massachusetts, New Jersey and Wyoming the highest scores in the newspaper’s state-by-state rankings.

We reported on the nation's lowest Education Week grade last week.

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