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The Battle Over Open-Internet Rules Shifts To Congress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama is urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect the principle of net neutrality. But Republicans presented their own set of rules at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday.

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The City Might Not Be To Blame For High Asthma Rates

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Children who live in cities in the Northeast are much more likely to have asthma. But a wider look finds that poor children in the suburbs are at high risk, too.

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Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The dollar's value keeps climbing. That's a sign of a healthy economy, especially compared with some of America's biggest trading partners — but it also has the potential to slow U.S. economic growth.

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A Closer Look At Obama's Plan To Protect Consumer Data

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This week, President Obama is talking about cybersecurity. One proposal sounds pretty straightforward: Alert users if their data has been hacked within 30 days. But critics say it misses the mark.

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An Exhibit Offers A Different Angle On Life In Public Housing

Monday, January 12, 2015

An exhibit in Brooklyn aims to upend stereotypes about public housing by profiling residents and their achievements. The curators know their subject well; they once lived in public housing themselves.

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A Half-Century Of Battles For The Biggest Rock Walls

Sunday, January 11, 2015

As two climbers attempt Yosemite's most daunting cliff face, documentarian Nick Rosen, co-writer and co-director of Valley Uprising, explains the park's history of climbs and culture clashes.

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Satire In The Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ninth-century satirist al-Jahiz remains a beloved figure in Islamic literature, but his modern-day counterparts — including comedian Bassem Youssef and cartoonist Ali Farzat — don't have it easy.

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New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

Friday, January 09, 2015

But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.

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When Morale Dips, Some Cops Walk The Beat — But Do The Minimum

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Arrests and ticketing are way down in New York City. Many believe it's a way for officers to show frustration with the mayor. If so, it wouldn't be the first time cops have protested by slowing down.

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When It Comes To Smartphones, Are Americans Dumb?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

If you paid top dollar for a top phone, Asian vendors at the International Consumer Electronics Show have a message: You paid for a brand, not quality. And this year, they want to sell to you.

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An Army Chaplain, First Tested By War, Finds His Faith Renewed

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

When David Peters went to Iraq as an Army chaplain, his relationship with God faltered. But after years of feeling adrift, he eventually found that the trauma of war had actually deepened his faith.

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From Foster Care To Freshman Year

Monday, January 05, 2015

Aging out of foster care and into college is a difficult transition that few make successfully. A few states, including Michigan, are now trying to change that.

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Attracted To Men, Pastor Feels Called To Marriage With A Woman

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Allan Edwards is attracted to men, but his faith conflicts with homosexuality, so he doesn't act on it or identify as gay. Instead, he's married, starting a family and staying true to his beliefs.

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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From Jail Cell To Studio: Drug Dealer Becomes Personal Trainer

Friday, January 02, 2015

Coss Marte went from being a drug kingpin to a fitness entrepreneur. The New York City resident calls his exercise plan "prison style" because it is based on his prison workout routine.

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No-Kill Shelters Save Millions Of Unwanted Pets — But Not All Of Them

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In the 20 years since San Francisco's SPCA guaranteed adoption for healthy dogs, shelters and rescue groups have embraced the no-kill approach. But the term means different things to different people.

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Common Core Repeal, The Day After

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Common Core had a rough year. The learning standards were repealed in three states, including Oklahoma. But what happens the day after a state repeals its academic standards?

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Massive Recalls Give The Auto Industry An Unwanted Record

Monday, December 29, 2014

More than 60 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. this year. But analysts say those recalls say more about the way the industry has restructured than about overall car safety.

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Fleeing To Dismal Swamp, Slaves And Outcasts Found Freedom

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Most Americans know about the Underground Railroad, which allowed Southern slaves to escape to the North. But some slaves stayed in the South, hidden in a place where they could resist enslavement.

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Preserving American Roots Music Begins With Keeping The Lights On

Saturday, December 27, 2014

For 20 years, the Music Maker Relief Foundation has been helping indigent blues, gospel and country musicians get by as well as reach a wider audience.

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