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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Monday, September 01, 2014

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.

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Morning Edition

Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus

Monday, September 01, 2014

Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that salves sold the school hops.

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Morning Edition

Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Monday, September 01, 2014

On Monday, Deborah Rutter begins her job as president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She says it never occurred to her that she would be the first woman in the job.

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Morning Edition

Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair

Monday, September 01, 2014

The crust of this year's prize winning buttermilk pie may have been store bought. Fair officials are investigating.

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Morning Edition

Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team

Monday, September 01, 2014

For the 19th consecutive season, the country's second-largest sports and media market will be relegated to watching. It's been nearly two decades since LA had an NFL team, but that may be changing.

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Morning Edition

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Monday, September 01, 2014

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.

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Morning Edition

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Monday, September 01, 2014

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

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Morning Edition

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Monday, September 01, 2014

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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Morning Edition

Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

Monday, September 01, 2014

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

Sunday, August 31, 2014

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.

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For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Proponents of the city's updated curfew, requiring all kids under 14 to be home by 9 p.m., say it keeps children safe. Critics believe the strict curfew promotes negative interactions with police.

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Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Oklahoma Joe's, in Kansas City, is changing its name after 17 years in business. It's time to claim the name of the city they are famous for.

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How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.

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Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

Sunday, August 31, 2014

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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All Things Considered

Beware: Your Uber Ride May Come With A Side Of Oversharing

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The "sharing economy" has created a lot of solutions for cheap rides and places to stay. In a piece for Ozy.com, Pooja Bhatia writes about one undesired byproduct: oversharing.

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All Things Considered

Len Elmore: Black Athletes Need To Speak Out About Ferguson

Saturday, August 30, 2014

NBA veteran Len Elmore sees something missing in conversations around Ferguson: the voices of black professional athletes. He talks to Arun Rath about his op-ed in USA Today.

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All Things Considered

One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's hard enough being homeless, but for women there are extra dangers and challenges. One D.C. woman who has lived on the streets for decades shares some of what she's learned.

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Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

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