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Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:10

The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.

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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Tackles Assisted Living Center

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 14:10

Canton, Ohio, has launched an ambitious expansion plan, including assisted living for Hall of Famers. The concept is part business, part nostalgia and part a sense of responsibility to ballplayers.

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Djokovic & Wawrinka await semi-final

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:54
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka and world number one Novak Djokovic will meet for a place in the Australian Open final.

Study Finds Court Fees Also Punish The Families Of Those Who Owe

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:51

The Center for Community Alternatives says that formerly incarcerated men and women rely heavily upon family, almost always receiving cash from them.

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Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor On Campus

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:44

The Ivy League school is also introducing a mandatory four-year sexual violence prevention and education program for students. The steps are part of efforts to reform social life at the college.

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Labour peer backs private role in NHS

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:39
Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.

Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:28
At least 25 people, including soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by suspected Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, state TV says.

Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:26

A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.

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Amazon posts modest holiday profits

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:17
The online retail giant Amazon reports weaker profits for the busy Christmas period, but a 15% rise in sales cheers investors.

With 'Discover' Feature, Snapchat Bucks Social Trend In News

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:16

Snapchat says social media likes and shares aren't what makes a story important. The ephemeral messaging app has rolled out Discover, featuring multimedia articles from major news brands.

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NBC's 'Parenthood' Ends As A Family Drama Built On Small Moments

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 13:10

NBC's Parenthood airs its final episode, wrapping after six seasons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.

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To Protect His Son, Father Pushes School To Bar Unimmunized Kids

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:59

Melissa Block talks to Carl Krawitt, whose son Rhett is in remission from leukemia but still cannot be vaccinated for measles. Rhett attends school in Marin County Calif., where nearly seven percent of students are not vaccinated. Mr. Krawitt has asked the local superintendent of schools to "require immunization as a condition of attendance."

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Prosecutor's Murky Death Could Impact Argentina's Elections

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:59

Argentina is focused on the funeral of a prosecutor who died mysteriously. And the nation's politics — with elections this fall — reverberate over the 20-year-old bombing he was investigating.

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The Spicy History Of Short Selling Stocks

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:59

David Kestenbaum of NPR's Planet Money tells the story of the first stock ever shorted. It's a tale of intrigue, lies, sabotage and a life of exile.

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Mormon LGBT Announcement Met With Cheers, Skepticism

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:59

Robert Siegel talks to Mormon leader Elder Dallin Oaks about the press conference this week where the church announced it would support LGBT anti-discrimination legislation in return for laws that protect religious freedom.

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Senators Work To Open Up Travel For Americans To Cuba

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:59

Several members of Congress — recently back from Cuba — are taking steps to further ease a decades old embargo on the communist island. But even as they announced new legislation to open up travel for Americans, Cuba's president is talking tough about what it will take to ultimately normalize ties.

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Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:59

Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.

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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:56

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.

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Pro-ISIS Messages Create Dilemma For Social Media Companies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:54

Facebook, YouTube and other sites are being asked to do more to stop terrorists. Yet they are also being asked to let some of the propaganda remain to help officials track jihadis.

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U.S. Report On Spending In Afghanistan Classified For First Time

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 12:51

The latest quarterly report on U.S. spending in Afghanistan was released on Thursday. Conspicuously missing were figures on how more than $50 billion is being spent on training and equipping Afghan military and police forces. Those figures have been classified for the first time in years of such reporting and the general who ordered keeping them secret says it's to keep enemies from sharpening their attacks. Key senators disagree.

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