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As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hispanics now make up 38 percent of Texas residents. One demographer says the state's future is tied to the success of its growing minority population. Schools may be part of the solution.

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Can A Television Network Be A Church? The IRS Says Yes

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

NPR examines previously undisclosed financial records from Daystar Television. Those files raise issues as basic as the definition of "church" and as grand as the role of government in religion.

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Never Too Late: More Older Adults Sold On Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

In 2012, nearly a quarter of all new businesses were started by people between the ages of 55 and 64. What makes older adults choose starting businesses over retirement?

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Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

After Crimea, is Alaska next? A petition on the White House website calling for just that has more than 37,000 signatures.

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On The Auction Block: The Stradivarius Of Guitars

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

More than 260 acoustic guitars are set to be sold via auction at Guernsey's this week, but the prices have thrown collectors and dealers for a loop.

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Dance Music Legend Frankie Knuckles Dies At 59

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The iconic DJ is credited with helping popularize the style of mixes and remixes known as house music. The cause of death is still unknown, but he suffered from diabetes.

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The Ryan Budget, Coming To A Campaign Near You

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's latest plan is likely to play a familiar role — as fodder for both parties' congressional campaigns this fall.

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Conservative Media Watchdog: Univision, Telemundo Favor Liberals

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Media Research Center says its survey shows that news stories on the nation's Spanish-language television networks are dominated by partisans on the left — and conservatives should be concerned.

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Obama: The Affordable Care Act Is Working, 'Helping People... Coast To Coast'

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

President Obama gave an impassioned defense of his signature legislation after announcing 7.1 million Americans had signed up by the end of the law's first open enrollment.

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GM CEO Barra Is Grilled Over Handling Of Ignition Switch Defect

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hinting at lawmakers' frustration and the grilling that awaited GM CEO Mary Barra, the event is titled, "The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long?"

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The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs and chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of "true" dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else?

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On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.

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Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The lead author of a recent "breakthrough study" fabricated the data and is guilty of scientific misconduct, according to a Japanese research panel. The scientist says she will appeal the judgment.

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Global Airlines Call For Better Tracking Method After Flight 370

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish," the head of the International Air Travel Association says.

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Red Sox Rock The White House With Flag Jacket And Presidential Selfie

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

When the team was honored by President Obama on Tuesday, colorful outfielder Jonny Gomes came decked out in a red, white and blue flag jacket. The Sox gave the commander in chief a matching jacket.

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The Arguments For And Against Releasing Jonathan Pollard

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The formal naval intelligence analyst is serving a life term for spying for Israel. This is not the first time his case has cropped up in the larger context of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

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People Who Are Still Uninsured May Turn To Community Clinics

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Federally funded health clinics serve all comers, and people pay fees based on a sliding scale. That's one option for people who didn't sign up for health insurance on the exchanges.

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New Mix: Jack White, Ray LaMontagne, Lyla Foy, More!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Our hosts share a brand new track from Jack White called "High Ball Stepper," music from First Aid Kit, Ray LaMontage, more!

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Tiger Woods Will Miss The Masters After Back Surgery

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The golf star has been experiencing back pain in recent weeks. He had surgery Monday to relieve pressure on a spinal nerve. The Masters tournament begins next week.

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Too French? Nike Rolls Out U.S. World Cup Soccer Uniforms

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The new jerseys feature a familiar U.S. badge on the chest. But they depart from the previous uniforms by using thick bands of the national flag's three colors.

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