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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2014 - 8:24am

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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District Libraries: 2015 Election Calendar

Idaho Commission for Libraries Blog - November 25, 2014 - 8:13am
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In 2015, district libraries will have, at a minimum, two trustee positions open.

Remember, if a trustee resigns (or there is a vacancy for any reason), the person who is appointed to that position will have to stand for election in the May election. If elected, they will serve out the term of the trustee whose place they took. (33-2716)

If you are planning a “special question” election (i.e., bond, temporary or permanent levy override or plant facilities levy), this is the time to let the county clerk know and save yourself additional notification.

Below are links to an election calendar for 2015 (including statutory dates for the general election in November) and 2015 election FAQs:
- 2015 Calendar
- 2015 Election FAQs

Questions? Contact your regional field consultant, your county clerk, or the Secretary of State.

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'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2014 - 8:05am

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.

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Book News: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Collection Gets A Texas Welcome

NPR Books - November 25, 2014 - 7:09am

The University of Texas, Austin nabbed the rights to preserve and present the late Nobel winner's collected writings. Also: HBO takes on Scientology, and Aretha Franklin decries her new biography.

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Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2014 - 7:02am

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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Bookends: What Makes the Russian Literature of the 19th Century So Distinctive?

New York Times book reviews - November 25, 2014 - 7:00am
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the great Russian writers and their approach to the human heart and soul.






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Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums

NPR Top Stories - November 25, 2014 - 6:52am

Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

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