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Supreme Court Sends Birth Control Case Back To Appeals Court

Mon, 2015-03-09 11:32

The court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at Univeristy of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, including opt-out rules for religious groups.

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The Lone Buffalo Cleared Unexploded Bombs And Boosted Needy Kids

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:48

That's the nickname for a Laotian man named Manophet. He died from a brain clot five years ago, but his spirit lives on. As one kid puts it, "I should learn, I should try. I love Lone Buffalo."

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:42

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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Solar-Powered Airplane Embarks On Attempt To Circle Planet

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:09

The trip began Monday morning in Abu Dhabi, with a 13-hour trip to Muscat, Oman. Tomorrow, the plane flies to India.

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To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:38

Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.

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#AppleWatchEvent: Follow NPR's Laura Sydell As Apple Unveils Its Smart Watch

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:22

NPR's Laura Sydell (@Sydell) is live-tweeting the Apple event where the company is expected to unveil its much-anticipated smart watch.

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Many Unaccompanied Minors No Longer Alone, But Still In Limbo

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:04

Many of the thousands of youths who arrived in the U.S. in 2014 now live with family, awaiting hearings on whether they can stay. But finding legal and mental health assistance remains a challenge.

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Math Love, Game-Based Learning, And More From NPR Ed At #SXSWEdu

Mon, 2015-03-09 09:03

We'll be among the teachers, edupreneurs and innovators in Austin.

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Obama Imposes Sanctions On Venezuela, Invoking Emergency Powers

Mon, 2015-03-09 08:46

Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees," President Obama issues an executive order imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's military and intelligence services.

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For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat

Mon, 2015-03-09 07:26

Young men are twice as likely to die by suicide if they live in rural areas rather than cities, and that disparity is widening. Lack of mental health services is a factor; access to firearms is, too.

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Proper Sanitary Pads Are Keeping Girls In School

Mon, 2015-03-09 07:16

Teenagers in a Ugandan village would skip school every month because they didn't have sanitary pads. A new project called AFRIpads is starting to solve that problem.

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Supreme Court Revives Notre Dame's Appeal In Contraception Case

Mon, 2015-03-09 06:38

Last February, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago backed a lower court's ruling that dismissed Notre Dame's challenge. That decision was vacated Monday.

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Oklahoma Fraternity Is Closed Over Video Of Racist Chant

Mon, 2015-03-09 05:53

The video reportedly captured a scene while the fraternity members and others, all in formal wear, were on a chartered bus.

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The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

Mon, 2015-03-09 05:34

NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who's taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.

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Anti-Smog Film Is Pulled In China; Protesters Reportedly Detained

Mon, 2015-03-09 04:54

A human rights group says police in China detained two people for protesting the government's approach to smog. A popular film about the same topic was recently removed from major websites.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Enters Second Week

Mon, 2015-03-09 03:38

Those testifying have included the father of Martin Richard, 8, who died in the attack. More survivors will tell their stories Monday.

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As Apple Watch Launches, Taking Stock Of Competitors And Possibilities

Sun, 2015-03-08 23:59

The tech titan's latest device/platform drops into a busy gadget niche that has a big gender gap among early adopters. Still, analysts are expecting more than 10 million sales in the first year.

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In Syria, Archaeologists Risk Their Lives To Protect Ancient Heritage

Sun, 2015-03-08 23:58

Academic "Monuments Men" have donned disguises and dodged snipers to help save their country's cultural riches from looting and destruction. Heritage experts warn the losses so far are incalculable.

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In Iowa, 2016 Has Begun — At Least For The Republican Party

Sun, 2015-03-08 23:58

When it comes to presidential politics, Iowa is where things all get started, long before most people realize the election season has begun. And like it or not, the race is on ... if only on one side.

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In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Sun, 2015-03-08 23:56

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure what do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.

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