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USGS: Okla. At Increased Risk Of 'Damaging Quake'

Monday, May 05, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey and its state counterpart issued a joint statement saying magnitude-3.0 temblors had increased by 50 percent since October.

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More Health Insurance Equals Fewer Deaths In Massachusetts

Monday, May 05, 2014

The state's death rate declined in the four years after Massachusetts passed a law requiring health insurance. The state's minority residents posted the biggest gains in life expectancy.

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All Things Considered

Yeezy Or The Bard: Who's The Best Wordsmith In Hip-Hop?

Monday, May 05, 2014

A data scientist pitted rappers against Shakespeare to see who had the more extensive vocabulary. But he says he isn't trying to make some sweeping statement about the lyrical prowess of hip-hop.

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All Things Considered

Failure Of Steel D-Ring May Have Caused Circus Accident

Monday, May 05, 2014

Eleven people, including nine acrobats, were injured on Sunday in Providence, R.I., when support equipment failed and the performers fell to the ground.

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All Things Considered

Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

Monday, May 05, 2014

Unmanned aircraft offer spectacular bird's-eye views, and news organizations are eager to deploy them to get that perspective. But U.S. regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes.

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Colorado Redraws Insurance Map To Cut Sky-High Ski-Town Rates

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Affordable Care Act sets a lot of limits on what insurers can do. They can't charge sick people more, for instance. But one thing that still counts is location, location, location.

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Teen's App Helps Pay Family's Bills

Monday, May 05, 2014

Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur Michael Sayman took center stage at Facebook's conference for developers. He talks about how he got into tech and developed his popular 4SNAPS app.

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How A Disgraced Reporter Tested The Public's Trust In Journalism

Monday, May 05, 2014

New York Times rising star Jayson Blair was busted in spring 2003 for plagiarizing and making up stories. Filmmaker Samantha Grant's new documentary, A Fragile Trust, sheds light on the scandal.

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Post-Sept. 11 Hate Crime Reveals A 'Hurting' America

Monday, May 05, 2014

In his new book The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, journalist Anand Giridharadas follows both the victim and the perpetrator of a brutal crime after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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#BringBackOurGirls Reaches Activists Around The World

Monday, May 05, 2014

Nigerians are turning to social media to demand the safe return of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Human rights activist Nicole Lee discusses how Twitter has helped keep the focus on the crisis.

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Morning Edition

After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors

Monday, May 05, 2014

National Hispanic University's founders wanted a bilingual, bicultural environment with smaller class sizes to serve first generation college students.

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Morning Edition

Divers Explore North Atlantic Shipwreck

Monday, May 05, 2014

Mort Raphelson, 92, was on that ship 70 years ago when it was sunk by a German U-boat. Divers presented him with two bowls recovered from the wreck.

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You Love Pinterest. Find Out Why The Police Do, Too

Monday, May 05, 2014

Cops worldwide are getting savvy about social media, branching out beyond Facebook to solve everything from murder cases to thefts.

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Morning Edition

Overhaul Bill Criticized For Ending Affordable Housing Goals

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Obama administration is trying to gain more support for a bipartisan bill to dramatically reshape the housing finance industry. Others say the bill would weaken affordable housing regulations.

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Morning Edition

David Weil To Begin Serving As First Wage And Hour Administrator

Monday, May 05, 2014

David Weil is responsible for enforcing federal protections such as the minimum wage and overtime. Weil, an economist at Boston University, has spent his whole career studying workplace issues.

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Morning Edition

Senate May Bypass White House And Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Senate is expected to vote soon on the controversial pipeline. Supporters introduced the bill after the White House put its approval process on hold indefinitely because of a legal dispute.

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Morning Edition

Buffett Defends Coke Position At Berkshire Hathaway Meeting

Monday, May 05, 2014

Warren Buffett is under fire for not opposing Coca-Cola's executive compensation plan more aggressively. Buffett spoke about his decision at a shareholder meeting for his company Berkshire Hathaway.

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Morning Edition

All The Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters

Monday, May 05, 2014

Going into midterm elections, this key demographic poses a big challenge for Democrats: getting their most reliable female supporters to become more reliable voters.

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Morning Edition

You Had Me At Hello: The Science Behind First Impressions

Monday, May 05, 2014

Maybe it's true that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. People are judging your personality from the first word you speak, scientists say. Try it yourself with our quiz.

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Morning Edition

Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Monday, May 05, 2014

Brain training has become a multimillion-dollar industry. But if you want to improve your memory, don't waste your time and money on brain games. You'd be better off learning how to quilt.

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