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Is Ted Cruz Allowed To Run Since He Was Born In Canada?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to declare for president, but some question whether he's eligible since he was born in Canada. Legal scholars, though, believe he can.

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SXSW 2015 In 10 GIFs

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bounce with Killer Mike, do the running man with Stromae and catch a much-needed breeze with Waxahatchee in a series of GIFs by photographer Adam Kissick.

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Paris Bans Some Cars For A Day To Battle Smog

Monday, March 23, 2015

The French capital last week briefly dethroned New Delhi and Beijing as the world's most polluted city, according to one company that measures air quality.

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A Side Of SpaceX You May Not Have Seen Before

Monday, March 23, 2015

CEO Elon Musk's decision to put photos in the public domain was spurred by a Twitter follower who asked: What is there to lose?

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Fundraising Site For Teachers Illuminates Classroom Disparities

Monday, March 23, 2015

Since DonorsChoose.org launched in 2000, teachers have been able to crowdfund rather than use their own money to pay for supplies. A broader look at the site's data shows who needs what.

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Police Suspend Investigation Of U.Va. Rape Claims Made In 'Rolling Stone'

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Charlottesville Police Department said it was unable to uncover evidence that corroborated a story about a University of Virginia student who said she was raped during a 2012 fraternity party.

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5 Reasons Cruz Announced His Candidacy Early

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cruz has not been the buzz candidate so far in the GOP's 2016 discussions — nor the media's. In fact, he has seemed at times a bit of a faded rose, a skyrocket that has spent much of its sparkle.

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Don't Be Myopic About Heritability

Monday, March 23, 2015

A biological trait's heritability can change over time. Commentator Tania Lombrozo explains how genetic influences and environmental variations play together.

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Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

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Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Stand Out' As A Female Candidate

Monday, March 23, 2015

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she has given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone since 2008.

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Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead Of 2020

Monday, March 23, 2015

The year 2020 will be the first time the Census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

Monday, March 23, 2015

The virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated. Crucially important workers have died. Will the world pay attention — and pitch in?

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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Monday, March 23, 2015

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to health experts. New strategies aim to help heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

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Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

Monday, March 23, 2015

With a midnight tweet, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he is running for president. But Cruz faces an uphill climb against better-funded and better-known candidates.

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Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words 'Race Together' On Cups

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company's push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.

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In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A new proposal would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

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From Kate Tempest To Torres, Female Artists Shone At SXSW

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A throat singer, a hip-hop preacher, an Irish introvert: NPR Music's Bob Boilen says it was the Year of the Woman at the South By Southwest music festival. He shares some of his favorite performances.

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LA's Ragtag Army Of Graffiti Busters Fight A Perpetual Battle

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Larry Bender has been a Los Angeles graffiti buster for 20 years, hunting down and painting over gang tags around the city. He's one of hundreds of unseen, early-morning beautification workers.

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Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

Sunday, March 22, 2015

After LA police shot and killed an unarmed man in early March, NPR's Kelly McEvers and producer Tom Dreisbach embedded with Skid Row residents and police to learn more about each side of the story.

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'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang Rape Case

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang-raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.

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