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President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

President Obama signed an order that will cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of income for millions of borrowers. Georgetown University's Anthony Carnevale discusses whether it will help.

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Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

A California judge ruled that the state's teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because they disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students. Education Week's Stephen Sawchuk explains.

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Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

The House majority leader says he will step down from that post after a surprise loss. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Univision's Fernando Espuelas.

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U.S. Drones Kill 13 Suspected Militants In Pakistan

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:40

The strikes are the first by the U.S. in nearly six months, and come just days after the Pakistani Taliban staged an audacious attack on Karachi airport, Pakistan's largest.

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Forget 10,000 Steps. For Happy Knees, 6,000 Will Do It

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:28

People are often told to walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. But if your goal is to avoid being crippled by knee arthritis, just 6,000 a day will to it, a study finds. And 3,000 is a good start.

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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:10

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they've long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.

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President George H.W. Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday With Parachute Jump

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:48

The former president had vowed on his 85th birthday that he would repeat a parachute jump on his 90th. Today's jump was his eighth.

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New Jersey Ambulance Companies Take Medicare For A Ride

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:05

The Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient. A crackdown is set to start, but at one big dialysis center, ambulances remain everywhere.

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