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Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

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Unlocking France's Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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Ebola Shuts Down The Oldest Hospital In Liberia

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ebola has claimed another victim. Reeling from the loss of staff and unable to cope with the deadly virus, St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital has closed its gates.

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All Things Considered

Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?

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All Things Considered

Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.

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All Things Considered

From Marbles In A Coffee Can, Lessons About Life, And Math

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In Mexico a half-century ago, and in Wildwood, N.J., finding deeper meaning in a beloved playground game.

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Matthew Fred Thinks You Shouldn't Judge A Liberian By His Tribe

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

He was persecuted because some of his own countrymen didn't like the tribe he belongs to. Now the quiet 27-year-old is an anti-tribalism activist.

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The World Health Organization Says Yes To An Experimental Ebola Drug

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Faced with an Ebola outbreak that keeps spreading, WHO has endorsed the idea of using unproven vaccines or treatments.

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A Life Of Anxiety Documented

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.

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The Ethical Issues In Using An Experimental Ebola Drug

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The World Health Organization approved the use of an experimental Ebola drug. Now come the hard questions: Who gets a drug that is in scarce supply and how is its effectiveness determined?

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Fresh Air

In A Funny New Novel, A Weary Professor Writes To 'Dear Committee Members'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Julie Schumacher's anti-hero pens recommendations for junior colleagues, lackluster students and former lovers. The novel deftly mixes comedy with social criticism and righteous outrage.

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Help Find The Man Who Inspired Passenger's 'Riding To New York'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A chance encounter with a cancer-stricken man on a motorbike had an impact on singer-songwriter Mike Rosenberg. But Rosenberg, who records under the name Passenger, never tracked down his identity.

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Robin Williams Hanged Himself In Apparent Suicide, Police Say

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The actor was found in his bedroom by his personal assistant in California, law enforcement said Tuesday. Police say Williams had been seeking treatment for depression.

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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

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In Missouri City, Calls For Justice, And Calm, After Teen's Death

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Citing safety concerns, police in the St. Louis suburb where police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager Saturday say they won't release the name of the officer who fired the shots.

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Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In Japan, kids under 10 take the subway alone. In Latin countries, they stay up until all hours. In Vietnam, mothers train kids to pee on command and take away the diapers before they turn 1.

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LA Clippers Sold To Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The announcement by the Clippers followed an order by a California court that ruled that Shelly Sterling, wife of the team's previous owner, Donald Sterling, had the authority to sell the team.

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Jazmine Sullivan Fades A New Orleans Barber Shop

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To a roomful of captivated men, Sullivan sings "Stupid Girls," a new song that warns women to be careful with their hearts.

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A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.

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Fresh Air

Robin Williams: In Looking For Laughs, 'You Have To Be Deeply Honest'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The comedian and actor died Monday at age 63. In 2006, Williams spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about improvising, his training and how people expected him to act crazy.

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