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Joe Biden's Advice On Compassion And Family, In His Own Words

Mon, 2015-06-01 09:36

"It's not all that difficult, folks, to be compassionate when you've been the beneficiary of compassion in your lowest moments," Biden told Yale graduates in May.

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'Call Me Caitlyn': Bruce Jenner Reveals New Name

Mon, 2015-06-01 09:00

Today's revelation came in Vanity Fair. The former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete had revealed recently that "for all intents and purposes" he is a woman.

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Supreme Court Rules For Woman Denied Abercrombie & Fitch Job Over Headscarf

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:55

Samantha Elauf had applied for the sales job in Tulsa, Okla., and was recommended for hire by an interviewer. But Abercrombie has a "Look Policy" that bars the wearing of caps by its salespeople.

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S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham Joins Battle For Republican Nomination

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:21

Graham, known as a defense hawk, enters the race as a distinct underdog, but an entertaining one.

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Supreme Court Tosses Out Man's Conviction For Making Threats On Facebook

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:04

The messages Anthony Elonis posted to Facebook prompted his now ex-wife to get a state protection order against him, and led his bosses to fire him.

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Poet And Radio Host Al Letson's Manifesto On Diversity In Public Media

Mon, 2015-06-01 07:03

The host of the award-winning programs State of the Re:Union and Reveal shares his ideas about making public radio sound more like America.

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Training Doctors To Talk About Vaccines Fails To Sway Parents

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:58

An effort to get doctors to improve their communication skills didn't reduce the number of new mothers hesitant about vaccines. But researchers say this is just a first try at a worthy concept.

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'The Onion' Strikes Again: Indicted Ex-FIFA Exec Quotes Satirical Article

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:53

Jack Warner's defense was presumably unintentional. He was one of 14 FIFA executives indicted by the U.S. last week on corruption charges.

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Silicon Valley Recycling Firm Seeks Mystery Apple I Donor

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:19

The woman donated the computer last month, and it sold for $200,000. The company wants to give her half that sum. The computer, of which about 200 were made in 1976, is prized by collectors.

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Woman Turns 100 Without Any Family, But With Thousands Of Good Wishes

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:10

When word got out that England's Winnie Blagden would turn 100 Sunday and had no living relatives, thousands of people sent cards and gifts.

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A Rare, Spontaneous Democracy Debate In A Shanghai Taxi

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:04

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been driving around Shanghai offering free rides to learn about real life in China. But he was recently a taxi passenger when something unusual happened.

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Climate Change Meeting To Focus On Ensuring Countries Keep Commitments

Mon, 2015-06-01 05:08

The meeting in Bonn, Germany, comes a day after European energy companies urged countries to adopt a pricing system for carbon emissions.

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Murder Charges In Bangladesh Over 2013 Garment Factory Collapse

Mon, 2015-06-01 03:48

More than 40 people were charged in connection with the collapse of the Rana Plaza that killed 1,137 people.

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After A Week Of Flooding, Sunshine Forecast For Much Of Texas

Mon, 2015-06-01 03:10

The rains gave the state its wettest May in history. Last week's flooding killed at least 25 people.

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Exploding Myths About Learning Through Gaming

Mon, 2015-06-01 02:33

A central misunderstanding, Greg Toppo writes, is that game-based learning is somehow "easier." Often, he says, it's hard work, but students love the challenge.

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No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:36

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.

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New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Litte Girl

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:35

Jiya Bavishi is one of a handful of children in the United States testing an experimental hearing device, a tiny implant in her brainstem. Jiya is now able to hear and repeat some sounds.

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Editing The Climate Talkers: Punctuation's Effect On Earth's Fate

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:34

The littlest things — punctuation, precise word choice and grammar — can hold tremendous power in worldwide climate negotiations. This year in Europe, editors get a chance to help make history.

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10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:33

Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.

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How A Drunken Chipmunk Voice Helps Send A Public Service Message

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:32

First you get a crazy message from a friend. Then you get a not-so-crazy message that could help you find a job or fight a disease.

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