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1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?

July 21, 2014 - 12:54pm

The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision.

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For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

July 21, 2014 - 12:53pm

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.

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High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

July 21, 2014 - 12:43pm

People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks.

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Tenuous Progress At Jet's Crash Site, As Clashes Flare Close By

July 21, 2014 - 12:23pm

The first investigators have reached the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, fighting flared in Donetsk between separatists and armed groups supporting the government.

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Life Under 'The Islamic State': Order In The Shadow Of Terror

July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

The Sunni extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State is solidifying its hold on the Iraqi city of Mosul. As it does so, the group is building a track record for how it actually governs. NPR's Leila Fadel offers a glimpse of what life is like under the group's rule.

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By Putting Interrogations On Tape, FBI Opens Window Into Questioning

July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording the interrogations they conduct. It's a reversal of decades of policy and, the Obama administration says, a demonstration that agents act appropriately, without coercing suspects. Some big loopholes remain in the policy, though.

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Israel Targets Tunnels, But Hits Elsewhere — Including Gaza Hospital

July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

As the Israeli military expands its assault in the Gaza Strip, casualty numbers continue to grow. At last count, more than 550 Palestinians — mostly civilians — and 25 Israeli soldiers have died. On Monday, an Israeli strike hit a hospital in central Gaza, killing people in the intensive care unit.

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In Days After Jet's Downing, A Dark Cloud Hangs Over Holland

July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

Nearly 200 Dutch citizens died in the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine. To learn about the country's response to the tragedy, Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times.

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Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges

July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias

July 21, 2014 - 12:17pm

President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors.

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Putin: Tragedies Like MH17 Should 'Bring People Together'

July 21, 2014 - 4:18am

In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin said this tragedy wouldn't have happened if Ukraine had not restarted operations along its eastern border.

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In Effort To Forge Cease-Fire, Kerry Heads To Egypt

July 21, 2014 - 3:00am

The fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has left more than 400 dead. The State Department said it was deeply concerned about the risk of further escalation.

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

July 21, 2014 - 1:15am

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Appreciating James Garner: TV's Best Unhero

July 20, 2014 - 12:41pm

James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."

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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

July 20, 2014 - 11:33am

When the subject of race comes up in his MFA writing workshop, author Matthew Salesses says, it usually feels traumatic — a burden personal to writers of color.

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45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

July 20, 2014 - 8:40am

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11's Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon's Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind's first journey to another world.

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