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An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A group of scientists is on an urgent mission: It's rushing to save as many corals as it can from Miami's shipping channel before the creatures are destroyed in an underwater excavation project.

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Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.

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After State Lawmaker Comes Out, Campaign Becomes Battle Of Write-ins

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Mike Fleck, who was re-elected three times before he came out as gay in 2012, lost the Republican state house primary to a write-in candidate. So he won as a write-in on the Democratic ballot instead.

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VA Health Care's Chronic Ailments: Long Waits And Red Tape

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Problems at the VA are not new; the system has struggled for years to deliver health care in a timely manner. Most of those enduring long waits are older vets from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

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Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle For Redemption

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A Colorado program for long-term offenders helps a group of aging ex-cons as they attempt to make their way in a fast-paced world and rejoin a society that is not sure they deserve that chance.

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Last Of The Navajo 'Code Talkers' Dies At 93

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Chester Nez, one of the original 29 Navajo men who used their native language to confound the Japanese military during World War II, died of kidney failure on Wednesday.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

This year's college graduates may have better job prospects than those in recent times, but not everyone is landing their dream job. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax shares more.

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There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

If you're a black college graduate, a degree won't guarantee success in the job market. That's according to a recent report by the Center for Economic Policy Research. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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Should There Be A University Of Politics?

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Other countries provide formal training for people who want to be national leaders. Why not the U.S.?

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For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age. But young adults just making their way in the world face particular challenges.

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Morning Edition

Cesar Chavez Is Running For Congress In Arizona

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The labor activist died more than 20 years ago. But in a heavily Latino district, a long-shot candidate in the Democratic primary sought to improve his chances by changing his name to Cesar Chavez.

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Morning Edition

RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch At Tiger's Game

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Detroit fans may have wished he pitched the whole game. The Tigers lost to Toronto 5-3.

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Amendment Would Allow Congress To Set Political Spending Limits

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Many liberal critics of the Supreme Court's campaign finance rulings say a constitutional amendment is needed to limit money's influence in politics. The Senate held a hearing on one proposal.

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Children Traveling Solo Across U.S. Border Face Dangerous Trip

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

David Greene talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario about the growing crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico attempting to migrate to the U.S.

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Sen. Cochran In Danger Of Losing Primary To Tea Party Candidate

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The most closely watched of Tuesday's primaries was the race in Mississippi, where incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran was fending off a challenge from Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel.

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More Americans Than You Might Think Believe In Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Research from the University of Chicago indicates that at least 50 percent of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory.

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Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.

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