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'This Is Going To Be Too Hard': Keeping Kids From Using Pot

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Once a symbol of the counterculture, pot is now part of the culture. In Colorado, it's part of everyday culture, raising concerns for parents and those working to keep young people away from drugs.

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Nepal Diverts Climbing Fees To Sherpa Welfare Fund

Sunday, April 19, 2015

One year ago, 16 Nepalis guiding climbers up Mount Everest were swept away by a hanging glacier that had peeled off the mountain. It was the worst single accident in the history of Everest.

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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Working Through Depression: Many Stay On The Job, Despite Mental Illness

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sixteen million Americans had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Of that number, many struggle with whether and how to talk about their depression in the workplace.

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In Greece, Getting By On The Brink Of A Financial Meltdown

Sunday, April 05, 2015

A teacher, a student and an entrepreneur say the economic and social crisis in Athens has forced them to re-calibrate their expectations.

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In New York, A Sculptor's Got Some S'plaining To Do

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Residents of Lucille Ball's hometown in western New York want a life-sized statue of the star removed. They say it's terrifying.

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#NPRreads: Obsessing Over A Murder And The Times' Man In Tehran

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.

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For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.

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For The Underdogs, Winning The NCAA Was Extra Sweet

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks came from behind and won the championship. Three members of the team reflect on what they learned from the big game and what happened to them in the years after.

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Instead Of Tickets, N.H. Police Hand Out Good-Deed Coupons

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Getting a ticket isn't all bad when it's in Farmington, N.H. Police Chief John Drury tells NPR's Rachel Martin that officers there are giving out pizza coupons for good behavior.

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The Truth About Humanitarian Work: High Ideals Vs. Hard Realities

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In this week's For the Record, we meet three humanitarian aid workers: one confronting the Ebola crisis, another trying to educate Syrian refugees and another who's stepped back from field work.

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Haunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They're Not Cheap, Either

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Some dolls don't look quite right. There's just something creepy about them. Turns out those dolls fetch a high price on eBay and Etsy.

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Learning The Hard Truth About Lying

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Marilee Jones, the former dean of admissions at MIT, inflated her resume and resigned from her position in 2007. Coming back from that kind of mistake can be harrowing — and life-changing.

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Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The watermelon has been Oklahoma's state vegetable — not fruit — for nearly a decade. The poor melon has become a political football, as some lawmakers now want to repeal the its title.

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To Save Birds, Send A Ship Full Of Rat Poison

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A ship has departed for South Georgia Island with enough poison to wipe out the rats that have been decimating the local bird population.

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For The Record: Aging Out And Moving On

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double in 35 years. That means more families grappling with what to do when a loved one can't live alone anymore.

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A Holiday Comic Standard: 'Christmas Vacation' Turns 25

Sunday, December 14, 2014

With the holiday season, comes holiday movies, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the best — National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Standard Time Starts, And The Summer-Haters Celebrate

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Some people have SAD — seasonal affective disorder — in reverse. For these people, today is the best day of the year.

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Tiny Liechtenstein Loses A Precious Quarter-Acre

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The tiny principality of Liechtenstein spreads across a grand total of 62 square miles. Now, it's getting smaller.

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After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially, but after much work, it's set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city.

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