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For Some Schools, Learning Doesn't Stop On Snow Days

Monday, February 02, 2015

Even when the weather turns nasty, students in Delphi, Ind., are expected to log on to their classes from home. The results have been mixed; participation rates seem to drop the longer school is out.

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Detroit Man Commutes 21 Miles A Day On Foot

Monday, February 02, 2015

James Robertson began walking to and from work a decade ago after his car broke down. His plight has led to an outpouring of help from people across the U.S.

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All Things Considered

Gov. Scott Walker Eyes 2016, But Can He Get Past Labor's Loathing?

Monday, February 02, 2015

Unions don't like any of the 2016 GOP presidential prospects so far. But organized labor's loathing for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs especially deep.

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All Things Considered

White House May Close Loophole That Sends Billions To For-Profit Schools

Monday, February 02, 2015

It helps for-profit schools capture billions from the new GI bill — including the University of Phoenix, a school with no sports program that had bought naming rights to Sunday's Super Bowl stadium.

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All Things Considered

Low Draft Picks, No-Names Stand Out At Super Bowl

Monday, February 02, 2015

Many of the stand-out players in last night's Super Bowl were relative unknowns going in to the game. That's all changed now.

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All Things Considered

Despite Political Resistance, Florida A Leader In ACA Sign-Ups

Monday, February 02, 2015

Florida's governor and its Republican-led legislature opposed the Affordable Care Act and have resisted calls to expand Medicaid. But aided by non-profit groups and strong interest among Hispanics, Florida is one of the leaders in signing residents up for Obamacare.

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Acupuncture May Help With Nasal Allergies, Doctors Say

Monday, February 02, 2015

Over-the-counter remedies can help a lot if your stuffy, drippy nose is caused by allergies, new guidelines say. Acupuncture might help, too, but there's no evidence that herbal remedies do a thing.

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Journalist Jorge Ramos Takes On Obama, Republicans

Monday, February 02, 2015

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.

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Sandwich Monday: Meow Parlour

Monday, February 02, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we visit a cat cafe in New York. That's like a regular cafe, but with cats — and the people who love them.

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Florida Leads Insurance Sign-Ups, Despite Political Opposition To Overhaul

Monday, February 02, 2015

With two weeks to go until the 2015 Obamacare enrollment deadline, Florida is ahead of even California, which has twice the population and embraced the Affordable Care Act from the start.

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After The Game, Looking Back At 'The Worst Call In Super Bowl History'

Monday, February 02, 2015

Many are blaming the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the New England Patriots on the decision to pass the ball instead of handing it to Marshawn Lynch.

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Punxsutawney Phil Scoffs At The Idea Of An Early Spring

Monday, February 02, 2015

The world famous groundhog saw his shadow his morning. His prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., came as a winter storm moved from the Midwest to the Northeast.

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Potent Winter Storm Targets Northeast

Monday, February 02, 2015

The National Weather Service is warning of "bitterly cold weather" from the Ohio Valley to New England, with Boston expected to get up to 12 inches of snow.

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WATCH: The Interception That Won The Super Bowl

Monday, February 02, 2015

The play came from New England cornerback Malcolm Butler, who intercepted a Russell Wilson pass at the goal line with 20 seconds left. The result: Patriots over Seahawks 28-24.

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Morning Edition

Obama's Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

Monday, February 02, 2015

The president's $3.99 trillion proposal, released Monday, calls for more spending on domestic programs, infrastructure and defense — and includes tax hikes the new Congress is unlikely to approve.

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Morning Edition

As Measles Outbreak Spreads, Some Babies Under Isolation

Monday, February 02, 2015

California is grappling with an outbreak of measles. In Alameda County, health officials have told parents whose babies have been exposed to the virus to keep their children at home for 21 days.

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Morning Edition

Grand Jury Awaits Evidence In NYPD Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

Monday, February 02, 2015

Akai Gurley was walking down the stairs of a Brooklyn housing project when he was shot and killed by an NYPD officer in November. His girlfriend plans to sue the city for $50 million.

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Morning Edition

Patriots Deny Seattle Repeat Super Bowl Victory

Monday, February 02, 2015

The New England Patriots have won their fourth Super Bowl, beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. A Patriots' interception at the goal line crushed the Seahawks chances of repeating as champions.

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Morning Edition

Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

Monday, February 02, 2015

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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All Things Considered

To Save Two Colo. Cows, All It Took Was A Good Ice-Breaker

Sunday, February 01, 2015

This week, the Fountain, Colo., Fire Department repurposed some firefighting tools for a chillier job: Rescuing cows that had fallen through a half-foot of ice into the freezing water of a local pond.

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