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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 2:03am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

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What Shapes Health? Join The Discussion On Harvard's Webcast

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 1:03am

People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:46am

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:41am

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:39am

Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:37am

In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

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Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:37am

Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.

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Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

NPR Books - March 3, 2015 - 12:36am

The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly's origin story.

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Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade

NPR Top Stories - March 3, 2015 - 12:34am

Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.

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Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 7:06pm

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 4:28pm

A long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

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Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 3:13pm

Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

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With Much Controversy, Boston Begins Removing Parking Space Savers

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 2:42pm

The near-record winter is testing a longtime Boston tradition of allowing residents to save a parking space they shoveled out 48 hours. The problem is that the snow hasn't stopped falling.

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Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 2:20pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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eBranch WordPress Websites Now Available

Idaho Commission for Libraries Blog - March 2, 2015 - 1:42pm
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A new WordPress version of the eBranch program is now available. You can find more details at http://ebranch.lili.org.

Some of the new features include:

  • Multiple themes available to choose.
  • All themes are reponsive to any mobile device.
  • Multiple plugins and widgets to add sliders, newsletters custom forms etc.
  • Easy WordPress customizer to help you create content.
  • Documentation and support available.
  • Same domain and web hosting provided.
  • and more....

We will continue support for your current Drupal website, but if you would like to migrate to WordPress, contact us to add you to the waiting list.

Any other questions please contact us by email or phone at 208-639-4173.

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

NPR Books - March 2, 2015 - 10:17am

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it.

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Fiji Launches Competition For New National Flag

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 9:07am

The South Pacific nation wants to replace its flag that has a Union Jack and a shield that bears the country's coat of arms. The current flag was adopted in 1970 following independence from Britain.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congress' Longest-Serving Woman, To Retire

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 8:54am

The Maryland Democrat has served in the Senate since 1987, and was the first woman to chair the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee.

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Nasdaq Index Hits 5,000 For First Time Since 2000

NPR Top Stories - March 2, 2015 - 8:34am

The NASDAQ composite index returned to territory it hasn't seen since the heyday of the dot-com boom, crossing the 5,000 mark in early trading Monday.

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Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

New York Times book reviews - March 2, 2015 - 8:32am
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.






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