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A Restaurant That Serves Up A Side Of Social Goals

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Burned out from her high-tech job, Srirupa Dasgupta opened a restaurant and catering service that hires primarily refugees. On the menu: a mix of cuisines from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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More States Raise Minimum Wage, But Debate Continues

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The minimum wage goes up in more than 20 states as the new year begins. President Obama wants the federal minimum to go up even more, but some affected industries say it will put a chill on hiring.

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New Year Brings New Batch Of Laws On Chickens, Recycling And Consent

Thursday, January 01, 2015

In California, a law defines when "yes" means "yes" in an effort to reduce sexual assaults on college campuses. And in New York, residents are now required to recycle old electronics.

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Military's Preschool Program Considered A National Model

Thursday, January 01, 2015

There are two million children of U.S. military servicemen and women. And by many accounts the military has long done a good job of helping with their education, especially in preschool.

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Four UNC-Chapel Hill Employees Out In Wake Of Cheating Scandal

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with Dan Kane of the Raleigh News and Observer about the faculty firings at UNC-Chapel Hill following a massive cheating scandal involving athletes taking fake courses and passing in order to maintain eligibility.

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Morning Edition

Iowa Woman Cited For Mailing Neighbors Cow Poop

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The website she used promised to anonymously mail her neighbors a package of cow dung. Police quickly suspected her because of ongoing problems with her barking dog, and accused her of harassment.

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Heart Emoji Got Much Attention In 2014

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Global Language Monitor's Top Word of 2014 is not a word, it's an emoji of a heart. The company says the spread of pictures in place of words reflects a broader transformation of English.

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4-Top Teams Meet New Year's Day In College Football Playoffs

Thursday, January 01, 2015

This first day of 2015 is a historic day for college football. Playoffs begin, and there are two semi-final games: Oregon plays Florida State and later, Alabama takes on Ohio State.

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Why Cutting A CEO's Pay Can Be Very Difficult

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Lots of people talk about CEO pay. But you almost never hear about someone actually trying to cut the pay of a sitting CEO. Our Planet Money team has the story of someone who did.

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Peripatetic Students Thrive At Department Of Defense Schools

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Pentagon runs a school district that spans the globe, with more than 82,000 students. By many measures it's very successful. The students perform well academically despite moving around a lot.

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Sen. Marco Rubio Hopes For A Congress 'Whose Work Is Relevant' To Americans

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Republican party begins 2015 in control of both chambers of Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with Steve Inskeep about the party's priorities and the possibility of a presidential bid.

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With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido

Thursday, January 01, 2015

In many parts of the country, demand for adoptive pets outstrips the supply of healthy dogs. Many shelters and rescue groups now import dogs from other states — and even other countries.

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Pastry With Soul. It's That Simple

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.

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Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.

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Flood Damage Repaired, Aging Congregation Still Faces Challenges

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.

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All Things Considered

Fatal Shooting By Toddler Brings Attention To Concealed Weapons

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Blackfoot, Idaho, mother was fatally shot Tuesday by her two-year-old son. Robert Siegel talks to Blackfoot mayor Paul Loomis about the community's response and gun culture in the state.

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Woman Remembered As Passioniate Activist For The Wrongly Convicted

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For more than a decade, Jane Raley fought to overturn the convictions of prison inmates who were actually innocent. She died on Christmas Day.

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Rain Eases California Drought Anxiety, If Not The Actual Drought

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

This year was the third-driest on record for the state, but recent storms, plus new groundwater regulations, have given the hardest-hit agricultural towns a glimmer of hope.

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No-Kill Shelters Save Millions Of Unwanted Pets — But Not All Of Them

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In the 20 years since San Francisco's SPCA guaranteed adoption for healthy dogs, shelters and rescue groups have embraced the no-kill approach. But the term means different things to different people.

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In Sacramento, Fighting Hunger Requires More Than Charity

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One in seven households in the U.S. won't have enough to eat sometime in the coming year, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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