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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sun, 2014-05-25 15:36

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

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Going Dark: The Internet Behind The Internet

Sun, 2014-05-25 14:54

There's much more to the Internet than what you can stumble upon with Google. Hidden sites can market drugs and weapons illegally, but they also provide anonymity for political dissidents.

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PHOTO: Massachusetts Honors Fallen Vets With 37,000 Flags

Sun, 2014-05-25 12:34

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund estimates that 37,000 of the state's residents have lost their life in combat since the Revolutionary War.

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Weather Helps Firefighters Gain Control Of Wildfire In Arizona

Sun, 2014-05-25 11:27

The fire forced the evacuation for more than 200 residents. Authorities say they will likely lift the pre-evacuation notice for more than 3,000 Flagstaff residents.

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Billionaire Poroshenko Claims Victory In Ukraine Election

Sun, 2014-05-25 09:46

Chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko was the overwhelming favorite for president, according to exit polls. Official results will not be known until Monday at earliest.

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On Memorial Day Eve, President Obama Visits Troops In Afghanistan

Sun, 2014-05-25 08:02

Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan for a rally with U.S. troops. He said he was hopeful that a new Afghan president would lead to a signed security agreement between the two countries.

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As Protests Continue, Former Thai PM Is Released

Sun, 2014-05-25 06:47

Yingluck Shinawatra was detained after the military took control of Thailand in a coup d'etat. The military junta had said it was holding former leaders to give them a chance to think.

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UC Santa Barbara Hosts Vigil For Victims Of Killing Rampage

Sun, 2014-05-25 04:27

The college community was trying to come to terms with a rampage that left seven dead and 13 others injured. Meanwhile, police were still reviewing a 140-page manifesto left behind by the shooter.

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Separatists Shut Down Polling Places In East Ukraine Cities

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Correspondent Peter Kenyon tells NPR's Rachel Martin that voting is brisk in Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine — except in the east, where pro-Russian separatists have shut down polls.

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Should VA Secretary Shinseki Step Down?

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about whether the FBI should be investigating alleged criminal wrongdoing at the VA.

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How To Rescue 20 Million Angry Bees

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

What do you do when a truck hauling 20 million bees crashes on the highway? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Deborah Delaney, bee researcher and professor at the University of Delaware, to find out.

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Contraband Venezuelan Food Pours Into Colombia's Markets

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Shortages of basic foodstuffs have fueled months of protests against Venezuela's socialist government. Some food producers are smuggling food across the border to get higher prices.

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Doing The Laundry For Social Good

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

"For-profit, for good" is the mantra of a handful of startups trying to make Philadelphia a social enterprise hub. One of those companies is a bike-delivery laundry service that's now expanding.

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Egypt's Women Face A Struggle No Matter Who Comes To Power

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

As Egyptians prepare for the presidential election Monday, Egypt's first female presidential candidate Bothaina Kamel says Egyptian women must pay a price to participate in public life.

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El-Sissi Is Clear Front-Runner In Egypt Presidential Contest

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Egyptians go to the polls this week, and the front-runner is Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. His supporters say he'll bring order to the country, but others say Mohammed Morsi is still the legitimate president.

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The Pope Walks In Bethlehem, Part Of His 'Pilgrimage For Prayer'

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

Pope Francis visits Bethlehem on Sunday in the middle of a three-day trip to the Middle East. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Emily Harris about the significance of the pope's visit.

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Isla Vista Killing Spree Claims 7 Lives, Including Suspect

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:57

A mass killing in Isla Vista, Calif., Friday left seven people dead. Authorities are still investigating the motive behind the rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A Young Woman Falls In Love With Everything

Sun, 2014-05-25 03:03

Wherever we look, we see the same shapes, same forces, same elements in the universe. In this gorgeous animation, Xiangjun Shi describes what it's like to see with the eyes of a physicist.

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It's Geithner Vs. Warren In Battle Of The Bailout

Sun, 2014-05-25 01:29

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says the 2008 bank bailout worked well. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it taught bankers to be reckless because the risks are on taxpayers. Vote for who is right.

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Election Underway In Ukraine, But Blocked In Restive East

Sun, 2014-05-25 01:20

Ukrainians began voting Sunday in a presidential election marred by violence and all but cancelled in eastern cities, where pro-Russian separatists have shut polling places and threatened officials.

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