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For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Many millennials say they find traditional notions of gender too confining. And they are rewriting the rules and refashioning clothes so that they can dress and accessorize in whatever way they want.

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Missing Ohio State Football Player Found Dead, Police Say

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A student missing since Wednesday was found dead Sunday, apparently from a self-inflicted wound. After he went missing, his mother told police he'd sent a text citing his concussions, the AP reports.

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All Things Considered

Darren Wilson, Officer in Ferguson Shooting, Resigns

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer Darren Wilson has resigned from the city's police department. Meanwhile, the family of Michael Brown plans to pursue "every legal avenue" following the grand jury's decision not to indict Wilson.

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All Things Considered

Black-Market Diesel: Thieves Sell Fuel By The Truckload

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some criminals hide payment-card skimmers in gas pumps to steal credit card numbers. But that isn't the end of the story: Those stolen numbers are just the start of a highly profitable operation.

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Black Friday Sales Down At Stores, Surge Online

Sunday, November 30, 2014

More shopping on Thanksgiving Day diluted the Black Friday numbers somewhat, according to a ShopperTrak survey. A separate survey by IBM showed a nearly 10 percent increase in online sales.

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Ferguson Mayor: Police Will Recruit More Minorities

Sunday, November 30, 2014

James Knowles announced several initiatives to calm tensions in the city, including a scholarship program to put more African-American officers on the streets.

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Feelings On Ferguson Reflect Deep Racial Divide

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Perceptions of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, have broken down along racial lines. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate writer Jamelle Bouie about the racial dimensions of the case.

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Black Friday Gun Sales Soar, Straining Background Checks

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gun buyers are taking advantage of killer deals, with sales doubling this weekend. The FBI's Kimberly Del Greco tells NPR's Rachel Martin that means processing three background checks per second.

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After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check

Sunday, November 30, 2014

They were young men when they went to prison in 1975 for a murder they did not commit. The last two of them were freed this month, releasing a joy they could finally savor together.

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The History of Campus Sexual Assault

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sixty years of research on campus rape yields scholarly insight into prevention and accountability.

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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown nearly four months ago, writes in a resignation letter that he hopes stepping down will "allow the community to heal."

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All Things Considered

Some Colleges Revisiting Admission Policies For Transgender Students

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dozens of women's colleges are grappling with the challenge of how to define policies for transgender students. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with Wellesly graduate Alex Poon about his experience as a trans-man on campus.

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A Musical Tribute For A Waiter Who Spoke Out Against Racism

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fifty years after the desegregation of the South, an oratorio will pay tribute to an unlikely civil rights activist — a waiter named Booker Wright who spoke out about discrimination on the job.

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Jesus Started A Chain Letter — And Other Hoaxes

Saturday, November 29, 2014

After Jesus died, he supposedly wrote a letter to Earth. A copy of that letter is now on display, along with other historic fakes and forgeries including a famous — and bogus — anti-Semitic tract.

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Foreign Dollars Fuel A New Condo Boom In Miami

Saturday, November 29, 2014

After the bust of the Great Recession, construction cranes once again tower over Miami. The transformation masks a difficult reality: This flashy city also remains one of the nation's poorest.

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Few Arrests In Ferguson Amid Largely Peaceful Protests

Saturday, November 29, 2014

People protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown thwarted shoppers and blocked traffic near the police headquarters.

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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

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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