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What Happens When Wives Earn More Than Husbands

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 03:34

Thirty-eight percent of American wives earn more than their husbands. Data expert Mona Chalabi from FiveThirtyEight.com speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about that number, and puts it into context.

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Change Comes Slowly To Missouri Municipal Courts

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 03:34

Six months ago, a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot and killed a black 18-year-old. The area's 82 municipal courts came under sharp scrutiny and were targeted for major reforms.

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Potential Candidates Suffer From Measles: The Week In Politics

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 03:34

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of vaccines, the budget, and what three Obama officials are leaving the White House means for the administration.

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Will The Summer Olympics Fix Rio's Problems Or Make Them Worse?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 03:34

Officials in Rio de Janeiro say they will use the 2016 Olympics to transform the city. But massive sports events like the Olympics carry a huge price tag, and often leave only white elephants behind.

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Not Too Much, Not Too Little: Sweden, In A Font

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 01:47

Sweden's government commissioned a typeface to represent the country on websites and elsewhere. The result, the designers of Swedish Sans say, reflects the clean and easygoing Scandinavian aesthetic.

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Not Too Much, Not Too Little: Sweden, In A Font

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 01:47

Sweden's government commissioned a typeface to represent the country on websites and elsewhere. The result, the designers of Swedish Sans say, reflects the clean and easygoing Scandinavian aesthetic.

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Billions Go To Victims Of Disaster And Disease. Does It Really Help?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 01:46

Ground Truth is a new group with a simple yet revolutionary way of figuring out if disaster relief works: Ask the victims.

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Billions Go To Victims Of Disaster And Disease. Does It Really Help?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-08 01:46

Ground Truth is a new group with a simple yet revolutionary way of figuring out if disaster relief works: Ask the victims.

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Five Dead, Including Children, In Georgia Shooting

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 23:00

Police say a man shot six people — killing four of them, including his ex-wife and several children — before ending the rampage by fatally turning the gun on himself.

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Bruce Jenner Involved In Fatal Car Crash

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 22:26

There's no indication Bruce Jenner was being chased by paparazzi who were nearby when the SUV he was driving became involved in a four-vehicle crash in Malibu that killed a woman.

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India's Ruling Party Looks Headed For Defeat In Delhi Elections

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 13:04

Exit polls show Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP will likely come in second behind an upstart anti-corruption party.

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How Should U.S., Europe Respond To Russian Aggression?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 13:03

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel says there is no military solution, meanwhile Vice President Joe Biden says Ukraine should be able to defend itself.

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Meet Mafiaboy, The 'Bratty Kid' Who Took Down The Internet

NPR News - Sat, 2015-02-07 13:03

When he was just 15, Michael Calce pulled off one of the biggest hacks in history. Today, Calce works in computer security on the other side, and he says he thinks some good came of his 2000 attack.

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