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Oklahoma May Scrap AP History For Focusing On America's 'Bad Parts'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In Oklahoma, state lawmakers are debating a bill that would axe the teaching of Advanced Placement courses in U.S. history. The reason? Some believe the classes focus too much on what is "bad about America." The bill, which passed easily through a committee this week, outlines what should and shouldn't be taught in the classroom.

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For Somalis In Minneapolis, Jihadi Recruiting Is A Recurring Nightmare

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

U.S. officials say young Somali-Americans are leaving the Twin Cities for Syria to join the militant group ISIS, encouraged by an earlier wave of jihadists who had joined al-Shabab in Somalia.

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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.

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After a Racial Attack, A South Philly School Tries to Heal

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In 2009, several Asian students were beat up at their high school. Students and teachers said it was a racially motivated attack. Six years later, here's what the school has done change things.

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Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.

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By The Numbers: White House Takes On Violent Extremism

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Domestic and world leaders gather this week to discuss terrorist threats. Here's a look by the numbers.

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2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Why Congress Doesn't Really Worry About What Most Americans Think

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Polls show Americans are largely in favor of authorizing further actions against the Islamic State. Yet there is one group of Americans that is having far more trouble deciding how it feels: Congress.

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Pregnant And Uninsured? Don't Count On Obamacare Coverage

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Women who get pregnant and don't have health insurance can't sign up outside open enrollment until after they give birth. Advocates say that puts mother and child at risk of serious health problems.

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Judge's Decision Complicates Matters For Unauthorized Immigrants

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Applications for expanded deportation protections are on hold temporarily while the White House appeals a federal court ruling. Some states challenged the executive actions that extended protections.

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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.

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Minneapolis' Plan Designed To Combat Recruiting By Radical Groups

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism focuses on the homeland. Minneapolis unveils its plan Wednesday. Its Somali-American community has lost dozens of men to terrorist recruiters.

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Morning Edition

Gallup Ranks Red And Blue States

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gallup has released its list of the most Democratic and most Republican states in the nation. We'll look at which states made the list and why.

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John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.

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Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant, but electronic payments can still take days to complete. This often puts consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late fees.

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Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A number of parents have made news in recent months for letting children walk or play outside on their own. But laws on when kids are allowed to be by themselves are vague.

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U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Homegrown Terrorism

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Preventing homegrown terrorism is the focus of meetings at the White House this week. Experts say more than 20,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to sign up with the so-called Islamic State.

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Oregon Ushers One Governor Out, Another One In On Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Secretary of State Kate Brown will become the second woman to serve as Oregon's governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who is resigning amid a criminal ethics investigation.

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Beagle Miss P Is Named Westminster Dog Show's Best

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Canadian canine is only the second beagle to win, following her great-uncle Uno in 2008.

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Princeton Gifted Rare Books Valued At $300 Million

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Audie Cornish speaks with Paul Needham, the Schiede Librarian at Princeton University, about the gift from the late philanthropist and alum, William Scheide.

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