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Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

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In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV With A Game

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.

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Holiday Shoppers Are Filling Their Carts, Online

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

In-store purchases on Black Friday fell this year, but online sales have seen a big increase. Easy comparison shopping and widespread free shipping have sweetened the deal for many online shoppers.

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Your Odds Of Surviving Cancer Depend Very Much On Where You Live

Monday, December 01, 2014

The largest study of cancer patients reveals a huge gulf in survival rates around the world. And in some countries, there may only be one cancer doctor for the entire population.

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After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check

Sunday, November 30, 2014

They were young men when they went to prison in 1975 for a murder they did not commit. The last two of them were freed this month, releasing a joy they could finally savor together.

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Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion

Saturday, November 29, 2014

John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin's road manager from 1967 until her untimely death in 1970. So he saw a lot of rock history up close — and describes some of the details in a new memoir.

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

Friday, November 28, 2014

A woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested nearly every day for two weeks for so-called "indecent dress." Cellphone video of the assaults have ignited condemnation, and copycat attacks.

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Ferguson Public Library has become a refuge for community during a difficult time. In response, donations to the library have reached "several orders of magnitude" higher than ever.

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How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Following the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson residents are hoping to take this Thanksgiving to grow and heal their community — and give thanks to one another.

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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.

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After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

Monday, November 24, 2014

As President Obama's executive action on immigration starts taking effect, it will be up to the little-known United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices to handle the actual changes.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.

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National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.

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Texas Hits The Books

Friday, November 21, 2014

For the first time in more than a decade, the Texas State Board of Education has adopted new social studies textbooks. But the process came with a few hiccups.

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How To Catch A Cattle Thief

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cattle theft has been making a major comeback. A drought in the West has meant higher beef prices, making cattle an attractive target for thieves.

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Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

While the Nazis may have used the children's opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.

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7 Kids, 1 Apartment: What Poverty Means To This Teen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jairo Gomez knows the importance of school, but his home life leaves him struggling to stay focused. "If I don't get an education, I'll be stuck like my parents."

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

Monday, November 17, 2014

The importance of a teacher's presence in the classroom has long been debated. Our 50 Great Teachers project asks: Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?

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For One Artist, Colorblindness Opened Up A World Of Black And White

Sunday, November 16, 2014

After his diagnosis, Peter Milton wasn't about to abandon art; but he did feel he had to abandon color. Today he says he finds black and white to be "fully more elegant than color."

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