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Photos: From Grace Jones to Toni Morrison, Little Girl Dresses Up Like Black Heroines

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Many African-American parents try to extend black history lessons beyond February. One family has turned an experimental photo shoot into an effort to bring this history to life for their daughter.

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Morning Edition

Denny's Wins On Apple's Big Announcement Day

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The restaurant chain carried on a social media tradition of trying to outwit Apple's product announcements. Denny's succeeded — generating twice as many re-tweets and favorites as Apple.

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Morning Edition

Wis. Family Calls For Peaceful Protests After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In Madison, Wis., police and public officials are trying hard to contrast the police shooting of an unarmed black man last week with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last year.

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Morning Edition

Oklahoma University Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video Posted

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The University of Oklahoma has given members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon until midnight to move out of their fraternity house. A video surfaced of members singing and using a derogatory racist chant.

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Morning Edition

With Medicare Pay On The Line, Hospitals Push Harder To Please Patients

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The federal government now factors patient satisfaction ratings into the rates Medicare pays hospitals. Some hospitals with lower ratings are finding it's difficult to change patients' perceptions.

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Morning Edition

Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to pay for services that are stretched thin.

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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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Sam Simon, Co-Creator Of 'The Simpsons,' Dies At 59

Monday, March 09, 2015

Simon's previous experience as a writer and producer helped make the show a success. And the money Simon made from the animated sitcom allowed him to live much of his adult life as a philanthropist.

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3 Reasons Democrats Are Freaking Out About Hillary Clinton

Monday, March 09, 2015

Back-to-back Clinton controversies are making Democrats queasy. But should they be?

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All Things Considered

Neighbors And Fans Are Curious About Apple's Massive New HQ

Monday, March 09, 2015

The new Silicon Valley campus has been the subject of fevered speculation. A sneak preview finds a site full of green features, but neighbors may not be welcome to stroll the premises.

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All Things Considered

States Fund Pregnancy Centers That Discourage Abortion

Monday, March 09, 2015

A growing number of states are giving public money to crisis pregnancy centers. But the centers are unregulated, and abortion rights groups accuse them of coercing women with misinformation.

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All Things Considered

Apple Reveals Details Behind Highly Anticipated Smart Watch

Monday, March 09, 2015

Apple is banking that people will want to read or watch videos on the watch face. But the company already has a remarkable track record of creating desire for a device where it didn't exist before.

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All Things Considered

Credit Rating Agencies Agree To Change Process For Reporting Errors

Monday, March 09, 2015

The three major credit rating agencies reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday to change the way they handle errors on credit reports.

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All Things Considered

Oklahoma University Fraternity Closed After Racist Chant Video Posted

Monday, March 09, 2015

One of America's largest college fraternities, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma late Sunday after a video posted hours earlier appeared to show fraternity members singing a racist chant. Please note that this report uses some harsh, racial language.

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All Things Considered

College Rape Case Shows A Key Limit To Medical Privacy Law

Monday, March 09, 2015

A woman who is suing the University of Oregon for mishandling her rape case could have her own medical records used against her in court. Yes, that's legal.

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All Things Considered

Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Monday, March 09, 2015

Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.

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All Things Considered

Do Parents Nurture Narcissists By Pouring On The Praise?

Monday, March 09, 2015

Telling your kids that they're superfabulous encourages narcissistic thinking, researchers say. And that doesn't bode well for their future happiness. Better to recognize effort and say, "I love you."

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Monday, March 09, 2015

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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All Things Considered

To Head Off Trauma's Legacy, Start Young

Monday, March 09, 2015

Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.

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Morning Edition

Many Unaccompanied Minors No Longer Alone, But Still In Limbo

Monday, March 09, 2015

Many of the thousands of youths who arrived in the U.S. in 2014 now live with family, awaiting hearings on whether they can stay. But finding legal and mental health assistance remains a challenge.

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