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Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The uptick to 326,000 applications still kept claims near the lower end of a range they've been in for the past year or so. On Friday, the government will report on the March unemployment rate.

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Nearly Half Of Californians Who Used Exchange May Drop Coverage

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Over the next year, many of the more than 1.2 million people who used the Covered California exchange to buy health insurance are expected to switch to job-based plans or Medicaid.

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Early Evidence: Fort Hood Gunman Showed No Warning Signs

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The soldier who has been identified as the man who killed three people and wounded 16 before apparently taking his own life Wednesday was an Army truck driver who was being treated for depression.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, April 03, 2014

L.A.'s Westside Subway extension survived its legal battle with Beverly Hills High. Dynamic pricing has cut cruising for parking spaces in San Francisco. The Koch brothers are funding opposition to a BRT line in Nashville. And: a British artist wants to install a 'park and slide' in Bristol.

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'Empathy Exams' Is A Virtuosic Manifesto Of Human Pain

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Leslie Jamison's new book of essays, The Empathy Exams, combines the intellectual and the emotional to explore the humanizing effect of empathy. Heller McAlpin calls it a "soaring performance."

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'We Do Not Expect Any More Fatalities,' Doctor Says Of Fort Hood Victims

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Also: Secretary of the Army says background checks on the soldier who killed at least three people and wounded 16 before taking his own life showed "no involvement with extremist organizations."

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WNYC News

Record Deportations Put Pressure on Obama

Thursday, April 03, 2014

WNYC

The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than than any other administration in U.S. history. Now advocates are turning up the heat. 

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Schoolbook

The Battle for First Period: Students, Teachers and Teen Biorhythms

Thursday, April 03, 2014

High school students crave sleep, but many just don't get enough of it. One Queens principal is tweaking homework schedules and school start times to help kids catch up on rest.

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Morning Edition

First Test For College Hopefuls? Decoding Financial Aid Letters

Thursday, April 03, 2014

You got in! But just how much money is that school offering you? Financial aid award letters can be confusing, so we've put together a sample letter — and translated it into plain English.

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Morning Edition

NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

Thursday, April 03, 2014

After a horrendous October rollout, the ACA is viewed a little more favorably now. But the number of people who intensely oppose the law is 12 percentage points higher than those who strongly back it.

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The Takeaway

Report: Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System | Are Campaign Contributions Speech? | TX Communities React to Fort Hood Shooting

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Report: Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System | Iraqi Ambassador Gears Up for Boston Marathon | The Takeaway TV Smackdown Wildcard Revealed! | Reliving Horror, TX Communities React to Fort Hood Shooting | Views from The Eastern Bloc: Bulgaria | Money and Politics: Are Campaign Contributions Speech?

The Takeaway

Iraqi Ambassador Gears Up for Boston Marathon

Thursday, April 03, 2014

When 36,000 runners in the year's Boston Marathon take to the starting line, Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., will be among them. He says he's taking part in the run to to demonstrate his solidarity with Bostonians and his commitment to fighting terrorism.

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NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The two sides will continue to work together, however, in the operation of the International Space Station.

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U.S. Troubled By Iran's Choice Of 1979 Hostage-Taker For U.N. Post

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Iran wants Hamid Aboutalebi as its new United Nations ambassador. He was among a group of Muslim students who 35 years ago seized American diplomats in Tehran.

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Campaign Finance Ruling Winners: The Political Pros

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In practical terms, the Supreme Court ruling could mean more money flowing to political operatives and party committees.

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Shooting At Fort Hood Leaves 4 Dead, 16 Injured

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The suspected shooter at the Texas Army post is Ivan Lopez, a Pentagon official tells NPR. Authorities say he was being evaluated for PTSD and treated for depression.

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All Things Considered

Traders Defend High-Speed Systems Against Charges Of Rigging

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Author Michael Lewis says high-frequency traders have figured out a way to game the system. Some of those traders say that while there are "bad actors," high-speed trading plays a legitimate role.

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All Things Considered

Stop, Thief! When Colleagues Steal From The Office Fridge

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Colleagues steal Greek yogurt and half-eaten oranges, and bosses help themselves to their employees' frozen dinner. Yes, fridge theft is apparently rampant in offices all over the world.

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Schoolbook

City Launches Pre-K Expansion, Adding Four Thousand New Seats

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to expand pre-kindergarten became more tangible on Wednesday when the city announced there would be thousands more full-day seats available in public schools this fall.

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Father Who Lost Much in Harlem Explosion Now Has Hope

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WNYC

The father of Harlem explosion victim who lost his wife and daughter is hopeful for his son's recovery.

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