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At Many Workplaces, Training For A New Threat: Active Shooters

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 3:56pm

More companies are offering employees training to deal with shooting threats at work. But it presents a dilemma: "How do you create awareness, without creating paranoia?" one expert says.

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W. Is Back: Bush Bros. To Campaign Together

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 3:47pm

George W. Bush heads to South Carolina to help his brother Jeb. It's the first time the former president is publicly hitting the campaign trail in years.

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Harney County Sheriff Calls For Dialogue Following Oregon Occupation's End

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 3:46pm

Sheriff Dave Ward urged residents in his community to "get off Facebook" and talk to each other about their differences of opinion following the divisive occupation.

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Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 3:37pm

Some of the genetic variations in human DNA that have been linked to quick clotting or depression or diabetes lie within or near the genetic stretches we picked up from Neanderthals, a study finds.

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4 Questions Answered On The Syria Talks In Munich

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 3:22pm

Crucial international talks have begun in Munich in an effort to rev up the stalled Syrian peace negotiations. Here's what you need to know.

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Jihad Rehab Program To Get Second Participant

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 2:45pm

A young man from Minnesota, arrested for planning to help ISIS, is likely to be the second man in an emerging de-radicalization program. It could help him get his life back on track.

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Meet The Guy Calling Out Hollywood For How It Describes Women

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 1:09pm

Three months ago, producer Ross Putman started tracking descriptions of female characters from scripts he read. On Tuesday, he shared them with the world on his Twitter account, "Fem Script Intros."

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Can Dementia Be Prevented? Education May Bolster Brain Against Risk

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 1:03pm

The risk of getting dementia has been dropping for decades. Why? Research suggests education's effect on the brain and good cardiovascular health help.

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The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) Of Sending Health Students Abroad

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 12:37pm

Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.

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Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 11:00am

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.

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Polling Is Ubiquitous, But Is It Bad For Democracy?

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 10:32am

New Yorker writer Jill Lepore examines the history of polling in America. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that today's polls may be less reliable — and more influential — than ever before.

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Oregon Occupation Ends As Last Holdout Surrenders

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 10:16am

Three of the last four armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge had surrendered earlier this morning. The last man has now given himself up, bringing an end to the 41-day occupation.

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How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 9:54am

In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.

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Chart: Access To Contraception And Abortion In Zika-Affected Countries

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 9:46am

The possibility that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly has sparked a public debate about women's reproductive rights in Latin America.

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Citrus In The Snow: Geothermal Greenhouses Grow Local Produce In Winter

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 9:33am

Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they're energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth's internal heat to warm the structures.

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Taking A Timeout From Time — It's A Family Thing

NPR Books - February 11, 2016 - 4:00am

The Tollivers have always believed in time travel and young Waldy is no different. Now, stuck permanently at 8:47 a.m., he passes time writing the history of his expansive (and entertaining) family.

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North Korea Expels South Koreans From Joint Park, Cuts 2 Hotline Ties

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 3:53am

North Korea is freezing all assets related to the Kaesong Industrial Complex and cutting two communications hotlines between the neighboring countries.

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Democratic Debate: 4 Things To Watch Tonight

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 3:00am

The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here's what NPR will be watching.

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In South Carolina, Young Black Voters Could Put Holes In Clinton's 'Firewall'

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 2:24am

Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm on Clinton.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

NPR Top Stories - February 11, 2016 - 2:17am

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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