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Quiz: When higher education runs in the family

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:00

Compared to other nations, American adults are less likely to be more educated than their parents, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:19

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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FCC Proposal Would Classify Internet As A Public Utility

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:52

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.

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Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placements

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:42

A study, which tracked students enrolled in preschool and Smart Start programs in North Carolina, showed that the programs reduced the likelihood of ending up in special education later.

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New Clues To Mysterious Kidney Disease Afflicting Sugar Cane Workers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:09

What's causing the ailment that has struck 20,000 farmhands in Nicaragua and El Salvador? Pesticides? Alcoholism? Rat pee spreading an infection? A study from Boston University provides some answers.

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Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:36

Even though eating cats is banned, "little tiger" remains a delicacy. Many are sourced from China and smuggled over the border.

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