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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:43

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:41

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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How To Make A Faux Cheddar In One Hour

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:25

Once Claudia Lucero had mastered rapid cheese-making, she knew it was time to tackle cheddar. But cheddar takes months, even years, to age, so Lucero devised a pseudo version: the Smokey Cheater.

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Israelis And Palestinians Ask: Is Another Uprising On The Way?

Thu, 2014-11-13 13:14

So far, it's just scattered unrest. But with peace talks in the deep freeze and the recent scuffling over Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site, there's talk about the prospects of another intifada.

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An 'Orphaned' Photo Of Kites And Love, Rescued From Oblivion

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:38

A noted photographer talks about a favorite image — from the hundreds of thousands he's shot in the past three decades — that never quite got the attention it deserved.

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Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:13

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?

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Obama Plans To Use Executive Action To Reshape Immigration

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:13

Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration by the end of the year; now, as NPR's Tamara Keith tells Audie Cornish, there are reports he could act as soon as the end of next week.

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Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:06

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

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FIFA Clears Qatar, Russia Of World Cup Corruption, Ignites Furor

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:01

A report by a German judge examined the actions of countries that bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. But the lawyer on whose work the report was based called it "incomplete and erroneous."

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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets and Cameras

Thu, 2014-11-13 10:52

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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