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Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System

NPR Top Stories - December 19, 2014 - 4:03am

A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.

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When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

NPR Top Stories - December 19, 2014 - 2:02am

Nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients in exchange for tax breaks. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.

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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

NPR Top Stories - December 19, 2014 - 1:03am

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

NPR Top Stories - December 19, 2014 - 1:02am

Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.

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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

NPR Top Stories - December 19, 2014 - 1:01am

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.

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The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus

NPR Top Stories - December 19, 2014 - 12:59am

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.

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