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Poor Students More Likely To Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Many wealthy families have chosen not to have their children play football, but for lower-income students, football is still seen as a ticket to a better education.

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Baltimore State's Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases

Sunday, February 03, 2019

In her announcement Tuesday, Marilyn Mosby argued the move will improve police-community relations and allow the city to dedicate more time and resources to fighting violent crimes.

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Journalists Raise Money, Post Jobs And Buy Beers For Peers After A Week Of Layoffs

Saturday, January 26, 2019

After Buzzfeed, Gannett and Verizon's media group announced job losses this week, journalists across the country banded together to offer support.

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A Slimy Discovery: New Fossil Found Of Jawless, Backless Hagfish

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The hagfish may not be as primitive as once thought, thanks to a new fossil discovery. NPR's Scott Simon asks The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong about his recent piece on hagfish and their slime.

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Could The 10-Year Challenge Be Putting Your Data At Risk?

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The viral 10-Year Challenge on social media could train facial recognition technology on how we age, and potentially be used against us, argues author and tech consultant Kate O'Neill.

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U.K. Bridal Boutique Celebrates Wedding Dresses And Wheelchairs

Sunday, January 13, 2019

A window display at the shop in Portishead, England, went viral on social media for featuring a mannequin wearing a wedding dress while in a wheelchair.

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Deaf And Unemployed: Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Deaf people struggle with high unemployment. So they are creating their own "deaf ecosystems" and pushing employers to better accommodate them.

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Furloughed Workers In Hard-Hit Community Organize Potluck During Shutdown

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Friday evening, as the shutdown bordered on becoming the longest in U.S. history, hundreds of furloughed workers gathered in Montgomery County, Md., to share a meal.

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Gospel And Black Church Communities Grapple With The Allegations Against R. Kelly

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Despite allegations of sexual abuse, the musician still has defenders in the gospel music industry. NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Candice Benbow, who says it's time for leaders to speak up.

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Deaf And Unemployed: 1,000+ Applications But Still No Full-Time Job

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Despite technological advancements that allow deaf job seekers to communicate more easily with potential employers, applicants say they still face stigma that they can't do the job.

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National Park Service Plans To Expand Operations Amid Government Shutdown

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Volunteers and a skeletal staff have maintained sites in some parks. In others, the amount of damage and trash triggered an unprecedented move from the National Park Service to return more workers.

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After Falling Short, U.S. Army Gets Creative With New Recruiting Strategy

Sunday, January 06, 2019

The U.S. Army is looking for recruits in new places like Instagram and e-sports tournaments. NPR's Leila Fadel asked Gen. Frank Muth, head of the Army Recruiting Command, about the new strategies.

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An Engineering Wunderkind's Ocean Plastics Cleanup Device Hits A Setback

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Four months into its testing phase, the Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching device isn't catching as much plastic as intended.

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It's Easy For Migrants To Get Sick; Harder To Get Treatment

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Two children recently died in Border Patrol custody. In response, volunteers created pop-up clinics and the Department of Homeland Security ordered medical checks on kids in custody.

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Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires

Sunday, November 25, 2018

As major wildfires increase in California, some firefighters are being pushed to the point of exhaustion — and overtime costs are soaring.

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Florida Could Be Headed For Recounts: Here's How They Would Work

Friday, November 09, 2018

If a candidate is defeated by a 0.5 percent or less margin, state law will trigger an automatic machine recount, which would then be ordered by the Florida secretary of state.

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'It Will Be Years' Before Life At Tyndall Air Force Base Returns To Normal

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Home to 11,000 airmen and their families, the base sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael came through Florida earlier this month. Residents don't know if they will ever go back.

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#HimToo: Left And Right Embrace Opposing Takes On Same Hashtag

Thursday, October 11, 2018

#HimToo as a hashtag has a history that predates a viral tweet about a son's dating habits and the outrage that followed the Kavanaugh hearings.

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How Are You Coping With Hurricane Michael?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael made landfall on Florida's Panhandle as a devastating storm. States of emergency have been declared across the Southeast amid concerns of major flooding and power outages.

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They Were Rescued During Hurricane Florence. But Now, 'Everything Is Gone'

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

For many in the Carolinas like the Colemans, Hurricane Florence took out what little security they had. "It's like you get ahead three or four steps, then you go back 20," Elizabeth Coleman said.

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