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Red Tape Ties Up Purchases Of D.C. Affordable Houseing

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Nearly 1 in 5 Washington, D.C. residents live at or below the poverty line, but affordable-housing developers are having trouble selling units.

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Teacher Seeks Exoneration From McCarthy-Era Conviction

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

At 98, Miriam Moskowitz is going to court, seeking to overturn a conviction that has haunted her since the McCarthy era. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the retired teacher, who said it ruined her life.

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Medal For Discovery Of DNA's Double Helix Up For Bidding

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Dr. James Watson is auctioning off the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA. Christie's auction house set the reserve price at $2.5 million.

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Ray Rice Can Play Pro Football. But Will He?

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice appealed his suspension from the NFL and won. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about the significance of the decision.

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Columnist: Obama Has Failed Places Like Ferguson

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

On Monday, the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Mo. chose not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The Guardian's Steven Thrasher about the political outcomes.

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Egyptian Court Drops Case Against Ousted Former President

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

An Egyptian court dismissed murder charges against ousted President Hosni Mubarak. NPR's Scott Simon talks with reporter Leila Fadel about how Egyptians are reacting to the decision.

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For Former U.S. Hostages, A Deal With Iran Also Remains Elusive

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Iran is now receiving about $700 million a month in sanctions relief while talks on its nuclear program carry on. That's raising eyebrows among one group of Americans with a traumatic history in Iran.

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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.

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Paying For Health Care But Kept In The Dark

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Large companies that pay for employees' health insurance often are forbidden from knowing how much providers charge and insurers pay for care. This makes it hard to shop for cost-effective providers.

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Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:37

Some people would argue that the emergency room isn't the right place to deal with patients' personal problems. But the ills that lead people to seek care are often tied to their challenging lives.

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What Should You Do If A Fly Gets Into Your Anti-Ebola Goggles?

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:36

Under ordinary circumstances, you'd swat that pesky fly. But the problems of daily life take on monumental scale in an Ebola treatment unit. Here's a guide to dilemmas and solutions.

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:36

A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:36

A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.

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Egyptian Court Drops Case Against Ousted President Mubarak

Sat, 2014-11-29 00:59

The court dropped its case against Mubarak, his interior minister and six aides on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt that removed him from power.

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Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

Fri, 2014-11-28 14:02

The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.

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After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt

Fri, 2014-11-28 12:51

This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde's poetry to make sense of this decision.

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Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well

Fri, 2014-11-28 12:51

AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead airs its midseason finale Sunday. It's now one of TV's most diverse shows, but critic Eric Deggans says it hasn't always served non-white characters well.

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Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Reinstated By NFL

Fri, 2014-11-28 11:12

The former Baltimore Ravens running back had been suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced showing him hitting his then-fiancee.

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For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

Fri, 2014-11-28 10:30

Sixteen years after the much-heralded Good Friday Agreement between Protestant and Catholic forces in Northern Ireland, walls separating neighborhoods are a sign of how profoundly divided it remains.

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Attack On Mosque In Nigeria Kills Dozens

Fri, 2014-11-28 09:33

Authorities believe the attack in the northern city of Kano was the work of Boko Haram militants, although the group did not immediately claim responsibility.

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