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Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

Mon, 2015-05-18 14:07

The University of the District of Columbia is the only land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's studying how to grow food in raised beds, hoop houses and even a shipping container.

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The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

Mon, 2015-05-18 13:22

A host of apps aim to take the guesswork out of navigating traffic. We put their accuracy to the test in a daily commute. As varied as the options are, the future of mobile GPS may be more precise.

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Elian Gonzalez Says He Would Like To Visit U.S. As A Tourist

Mon, 2015-05-18 12:59

Now 21, Gonzalez was seized 15 years ago from his relatives in Miami by U.S. officials who returned him to his native country. His mother died trying to reach the U.S. His father wanted him back.

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Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

Mon, 2015-05-18 12:54

People are contrasting media and police reaction to the Texas shootout with their reaction to the recent protests in Baltimore and Ferguson.

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Cellphones Or School? What Makes Kids Around The World Happy

Mon, 2015-05-18 12:14

Whether they're rich or poor, kids around the world are generally happy with their lives, an international study finds. But when it comes to liking school, poor children come out on top.

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Cheap And Fast, Online Voter Registration Catches On

Mon, 2015-05-18 11:55

Twenty states have implemented online voter registration and seven are expected to follow. It has Republican and Democratic support, but but some still worry about cyberthreats.

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How Machines Destroy (And Create!) Jobs, In 4 Graphs

Mon, 2015-05-18 11:36

For hundreds of years, people have been talking about machines taking jobs. Less often discussed: machines creating new jobs.

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Google Wins Copyright And Speech Case Over 'Innocence Of Muslims' Video

Mon, 2015-05-18 11:00

A federal appeals court has reversed an order that forced Google-owned YouTube to take down a trailer for a controversial anti-Muslim video last year.

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Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

Mon, 2015-05-18 10:03

Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

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President Gets His Own Twitter Account: 'It's Barack. Really.'

Mon, 2015-05-18 09:39

Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."

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Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

Mon, 2015-05-18 08:35

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

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Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

Mon, 2015-05-18 07:47

It can be hard to decipher what a non-native speaker is saying. But that might not always be a bad thing when it comes to understanding or remembering, scientists say.

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How We Store Food At Home Could Be Linked To How Much We Eat

Mon, 2015-05-18 07:33

Could keeping food out of sight be a way to keep it out of your mouth? A new study points to a possible tie between how food is stored, how visible it is in the home and obesity.

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2 BASE Jumpers Die On Wingsuit Flight In Yosemite

Mon, 2015-05-18 06:43

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Is 'Having A Blast' As He Preps Presidential Run

Mon, 2015-05-18 06:10

Graham told NPR he knows he'll have to work to introduce himself to voters, despite his long tenure in politics.

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Amtrak Restores Full Service On The Northeast Corridor

Mon, 2015-05-18 05:08

Amtrak trains between Philadelphia and New York City had been halted for a week, after a derailment killed eight people.

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Obama To Limit Police Acquisition Of Some Military-Style Equipment

Mon, 2015-05-18 03:55

In an executive order, President Obama will curb the kind of equipment local police can acquire from the federal government. Obama will also demand more accountability in exchange for other equipment.

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Gunfight Between Motorcycle Gangs In Waco, Texas, Leaves 9 Dead

Mon, 2015-05-18 02:44

The rival gangs had gathered at a restaurant to work through issues about turf and recruitment. Police say they shot at each other and police.

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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

Mon, 2015-05-18 00:58

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.

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It's Not A Come-On From A Satanic Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

Sun, 2015-05-17 23:53

Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.

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