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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

Monday, February 23, 2015

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.

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Morning Edition

Advanced Placement History Test Accused Of Being Unpatriotic

Monday, February 23, 2015

An Oklahoma legislative panel is reviewing the latest Advanced Placement U.S. History course and could cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course focuses on the negative.

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Morning Edition

New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Monday, February 23, 2015

Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.

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Morning Edition

Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wil Smith, a single dad whom listeners met through StoryCorps, died Sunday. A few years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. (This conversation initially aired on Oct. 23, 2013 on Morning Edition).

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Morning Edition

Runway Collections Inspired By Vibes From '60s And '70s

Monday, February 23, 2015

Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.

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Morning Edition

For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

Monday, February 23, 2015

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.

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Morning Edition

Immigration Courts 'Operating In Crisis Mode,' Judges Say

Monday, February 23, 2015

The nation's immigration courts are jammed with the asylum cases of some 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border last summer. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.

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Morning Edition

When Kids Think Parents Play Favorites, It Can Spell Trouble

Monday, February 23, 2015

When children think they're being slighted, it can lead to risky behavior as teenagers, a study finds. Having warm, respectful relationships helps counteract the claim, "You always liked her best!"

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Morning Edition

Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Monday, February 23, 2015

Swedish kids growing up in families that wash their dishes by hand are less likely to develop certain allergies than those in families with dishwashers, a study suggests. But there may be more to it.

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All Things Considered

The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.

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All Things Considered

House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They've Never Been Closer

Sunday, February 22, 2015

With new church construction at an ebb, many Christians are treating this modern problem with an ancient solution: moving congregations out of brick-and-mortar churches and into their own homes.

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All Things Considered

California's Drought Exposes Long-Hidden Detritus

Sunday, February 22, 2015

More than 67 percent of California is experiencing "extreme drought" or worse. At Southern California's Lake Perris, dry conditions have revealed tractor tires and sunken boats, unseen for decades.

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Imagining The Future: 'Howard Project' Students Look Forward

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A high school teacher, a lawyer, a nurse, a minister: Four college seniors at Howard University in Washington, D.C., describe their career ambitions and how they feel as graduation grows closer.

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Pot Policy Splits Native Americans Over Whether Business Is Worth It

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Some tribes are trying to set up growing operations after the Justice Department announced it would back off enforcement. Others worry about the potential for substance abuse.

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All Things Considered

Washington Shooting Victim Was Unarmed, Except For Rocks

Saturday, February 21, 2015

On Feb. 10, police in the city of Pasco, Wash., shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who had been throwing rocks at motorists. The shooting and prompted protests locally and internationally.

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All Things Considered

Professional Dumpster Diver On Finding Hidden Treasure Within The Trash

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You've heard the cliche, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Matt Malone has uncovered goodies in the trash that anyone would consider valuable. He's a professional dumpster diver.

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All Things Considered

After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

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NASCAR Hall-Of-Famer Helped Open The Track For Black Drivers

Saturday, February 21, 2015

In 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division. No other black driver has won a top NASCAR race since, but the sport is starting to diversify.

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The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University recently emailed about 800 graduate school applicants to say they'd been accepted. But it was a mistake. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on acceptance letters in the digital age.

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Agreement Reached In West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Saturday, February 21, 2015

West Coast ports and the dockworkers union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.

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