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Rikers Reforms Aim to Curb Violence

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The New York City Department of Correction has proposed a slate of reforms designed to reduce jail violence.

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Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The controversial project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed to get the approval of Congress.

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New York City Rejects Charter School Requests for Free Space

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two new charter schools that applied for space in school buildings were sent packing, a sign perhaps of what's to come as more charters seek help from the city.
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Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out — and spotted interesting trends.

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All Things Considered

Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

International aid groups say the decline in volunteers is due to quarantine restrictions imposed by New York and New Jersey.

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FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Overturning a federal judge's ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the NTSB says the agency can regulate such drones as "aircraft."

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Outreach Workers Look For Gains In Second Year Of Obamacare

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Montana and Georgia both have minority populations whom health advocates hope to enroll for coverage. But advocates also fear that many in those communities won't qualify for subsidized coverage.

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Got A Thanksgiving Time Crunch? Food Is Just (A Few) Clicks Away

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you're scrambling to find the perfect cranberry sauce or a sumptuous dessert, the Internet can help. We've rounded up services to help you spend less time waiting in line and more time with family.

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Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Leaves Moms And Babies Without Care

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

When a pregnant woman catches Ebola, the fetus and amniotic fluid are flooded with the virus. The ripple effects of these dangerous deliveries could be more catastrophic than Ebola itself.

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Stabbing of NJ Welfare Worker Shines Spotlight on Police Cuts

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The stabbing of a state case worker in Camden is raising questions about the Christie Administration's decision to remove police officers from New Jersey's welfare offices.

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As Rent Stabilization Law Expires, Advocates Vow to Fight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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City expects push-back from Republican legislators

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Measles Still Kills 400 Kids A Day — And It May Be Making A Comeback

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The global fight against the disease has stalled, says the World Health Organization. The recession gets some of the blame. And so does the anti-vaccine movement.

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With Cash And Cachet, The Islamic State Expands Its Empire

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Based in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is using its chameleon-like branding and financial incentives to attract extremist groups from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to Libya's Mediterranean coast.

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Indonesia Urged To Stop 'Virginity Tests' For Female Police Recruits

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Human Rights Watch says the test is discriminatory and "harms and humiliates women." The test is listed as a requirement for female applicants, and the group said it is widely applied.

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More States Adopt Laws To Ease Access To Experimental Treatments

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

While several states have approved so-called right-to-try measures that aim to give patients with life-threatening illnesses access to unapproved drugs, drugmakers don't have to comply.

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Baby, It's Cold Outside: All 50 States Hit 32 Degrees

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yep, even Hawaii, where Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano reaching 13,800 feet above sea level, was below freezing.

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Transgender Women at Rikers Get Separate Housing

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Transgender women entering Rikers Island will be housed in separate facilities, in order to reduce violence.

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The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The procedure to give people with single eyelids a crease above their lashes often provokes controversy. NPR's Kat Chow steps past the debate over whether people should do it to get at the why.

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Once Tolerated, Westerners Are Now Targeted By Radical Islamists

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The kidnapping and killing of Westerners isn't a new phenomenon in the Middle East. But the last time around, it stopped after just a few years. This time there's no end in sight.

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As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.

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