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Winter's Final Punch? Forecasters Say Maybe

March 5, 2015 - 6:34am

Up to 10 inches of snowfall is possible in some areas of the mid-Atlantic. A slippery "wintry mix" caused the closing of federal government offices.

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'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further

March 5, 2015 - 6:19am

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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Singapore Court Sentences 2 Germans To Caning And Jail Over Graffiti

March 5, 2015 - 6:16am

The pair were tracked down and arrested in Malaysia last November. For spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train car, they are sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes from a cane.

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North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

March 5, 2015 - 5:22am

Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.

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In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

March 5, 2015 - 4:51am

Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

March 5, 2015 - 4:08am

The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.

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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

March 5, 2015 - 4:03am

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

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Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality

March 5, 2015 - 1:03am

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

March 5, 2015 - 12:57am

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.

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Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

March 5, 2015 - 12:45am

The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

March 4, 2015 - 8:08pm

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case

March 4, 2015 - 4:40pm

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Many French Muslims Find Lives Of Integration, Not Separation

March 4, 2015 - 4:37pm

Despite a minority suspected of holding extremist views, the vast majority of French Muslims say they feel fully integrated into society. France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe.

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American Ambassador Attacked In South Korea

March 4, 2015 - 3:31pm

State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf said the motivation for the attack on Mark Lippert is unknown. The injuries, Harf said, are not life-threatening.

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House Benghazi Committee Issues Subpoena For Clinton Emails

March 4, 2015 - 3:18pm

This week, news emerged that Hillary Clinton used a personal email address during her time as secretary of state. The committee has also directed Internet firms to protect documents.

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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No.

March 4, 2015 - 3:11pm

Racism in soccer has been making headlines again, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is now talking about relegating teams.

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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

March 4, 2015 - 2:54pm

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.

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How To Help Children Orphaned By Ebola

March 4, 2015 - 2:36pm

More than 16,000 children have lost a parent to Ebola. Almost all of these children have found a home with a relative, but they still have basic needs such as food and clothes for school.

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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

March 4, 2015 - 2:28pm

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

March 4, 2015 - 1:38pm

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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