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Morning Edition

How Health Insurance Exchanges Are Like Flea Markets

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

To know if taxpayers got good value in setting up the health care exchanges we need to see what happens in the next few years, economists say. Will buyers and sellers keep coming?

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Morning Edition

Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

They are being pushed out of the rental market in fast-growing cities like Washington, D.C. Many end up spending most of their income on housing, living in substandard housing, or homeless.

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Morning Edition

States Consider Bills To Crack Down On Workplace Bullies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

About a dozen states across the country are taking up laws to give workers legal protections against workplace abuse, though critics say it's impossible to legislate against somebody being a jerk.

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All Things Considered

Celebrating 100 Years Of Ham Radio

Monday, May 26, 2014

This will be a special year for the hundreds of enthusiasts who converge annually on W1AW, a small station in Newington, Conn., known as "the mecca of ham radio," to broadcast around the globe.

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All Things Considered

On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan

Monday, May 26, 2014

At Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama honored the sacrifices of those who died while serving in the military. We remember the stories of some of those who died in America's longest war.

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All Things Considered

Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

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All Things Considered

Mass Collection Of Student Data Raises Privacy Concerns

Monday, May 26, 2014

States are centralizing record-keeping and tracking student progress, while online educational software sheds light on how students learn. But many worry about how this information could be misused.

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All Things Considered

In California, Life With Parole Increasingly Leads To Freedom

Monday, May 26, 2014

Until recently, inmates with life sentences — most for murder — were rarely released from prison, regardless of their behavior. But a 2008 court case and a new governor have changed their odds.

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'Frontcountry' Wanders Through A Changing American West

Monday, May 26, 2014

Photographer Lucas Foglia spent seven years jumping from town to town, from New Mexico to Montana. He creates a collage of life and landscape in his new book, Frontcountry.

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Morning Edition

Anonymous Person Distributes $100 Bills

Monday, May 26, 2014

The person in San Francisco distributed the money in white envelopes and then tweeted hints about their location. An online magazine says the mystery person is a real estate magnate.

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Morning Edition

New York's Marble Collegiate Church Remembers The Fallen

Monday, May 26, 2014

Since the Iraq war began, church members in Manhattan have tied gold ribbons on the church's fence to remember fallen soldiers.

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Morning Edition

World War II Vets Honor Their Own In Cactus Division

Monday, May 26, 2014

In Gainesville, Texas, on Monday, World War II vets from a unit known as the Cactus Division will remember their fallen comrades. These veterans helped liberate Germany's Dachau concentration camp.

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Morning Edition

Santa Barbara Mourns Victims Of Deadly Rampage

Monday, May 26, 2014

Seven people, including the suspect, were killed and 13 wounded Friday night. Police say Elliot Rodger went on a stabbing and shooting rampage across the seaside California college town of Isla Vista.

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Morning Edition

Soldiers Decorate Graves At Arlington National Cemetery With Flags

Monday, May 26, 2014

Every year since 1948, soldiers from the Old Guard at Fort Myer place one flag on each grave. There are more than 220,000 marble headstones in the cemetery.

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Morning Edition

Ozark Tourist Town, Branson, Mo., Debates How To Diversify

Monday, May 26, 2014

About 7.5 million people visit Branson each year. The town is known for its clean family entertainment. But Branson is not exempt from the pressures of a changing economy and aging demographics.

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Morning Edition

Flagstaff Neighborhood Wants Campfires Outlawed In National Forest

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Slide Fire hasn't forced residents in Flagstaff, Ariz., to evacuate. But they're worried about the potential for another wildfire, and what it could do to their homes and businesses.

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Morning Edition

From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks

Monday, May 26, 2014

If you've ever been to a national park gift shop, you may have seen reproductions of these prints for sale. Of more than 1,000 originals, only 40 are known to survive.

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Morning Edition

Anxious Parents Can Learn How To Reduce Anxiety In Their Kids

Monday, May 26, 2014

The children of parents who struggle with anxiety are much more likely to develop it themselves. Therapy for both parents and children can help keep the often-debilitating disorder at bay.

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Educators Not Satisfied With Revised Kansas Social Media Policy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Critics say a social media policy governing what faculty and staff in Kansas can say online is a severe restriction on free speech for educators.

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All Things Considered

Calif. Community Struggles For Answers In Wake Of Killing Spree

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The community near the University of California, Santa Barbara, is unusually quiet after Friday's killings. Reporter Sam Sanders talks with NPR's Arun Rath about how the community is coping with the latest revelations.

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