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Who's Using The Data Mined From Students?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Information tracked by educational software can be of great help to teachers. But as Politico's Stephanie Simon explains, private companies can also monetize the data by selling it to marketers.

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On Memorial Day, Revisiting Stories Of The Fallen In Afghanistan

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

At Arlington National Cemetery, President Obama honored the sacrifices of those who died while serving in the military. We remember the stories of some of those who died in America's longest war.

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What We Know About The Man Behind The Isla Vista Killings

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Scott Gold, senior writer for The Los Angeles Times discusses Elliot Rodger, the man who police say went on a stabbing and shooting rampage in Isla Vista, Calif., last week before killing himself.

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At Indian Prime Minister's Inauguration, A Historic Pakistani Presence

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the guests at Narenda Modi's inauguration. It's the first time the leader of one of the archrivals has attended the swearing-in of the other.

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India's New Prime Minister Sworn In

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Narendra Modi officially takes office as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in New Delhi that broke with the past. More than 3,000 guests witnessed India's most elaborate oath-taking.

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Remembering The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Donald Levine, an executive at Hasbro when the idea for the action figure was first hatched, served in the U.S. Army in Korea and thought the toy would be a way to honor veterans.

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Pope Francis Ends Historic Mideast Trip

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Pope Francis wraps up his trip to the Middle East, where he addressed some of the region's tough political issues and cast some dramatic images at its most sensitive spots.

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Voting Begins For Egypt's Next President

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is expected to emerge victorious from Egypt's two-day polling, which began Monday. But the country remains divided.

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Singing Star Of All-Black Cowboy Movies, Herb Jeffries, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

Herb Jeffries was the first singing star of all-black cowboy movies in the late 1930s, which garnered him the nickname the "Bronze Buckeroo." He died Sunday in California, at age 100.

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In France, Remembering The American Flyboys Of World War I

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

A century after World War I started, the French pay tribute on Memorial Day to the "Lafayette Squadron," American pilots who fought with the allies before the U.S. officially entered the war.

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Violence Returns To Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

A day after Ukraine's tumultuous elections, pro-Russian militants in the country's east took over part of an airport in Donetsk, prompting airstrikes by the government.

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Mass Collection Of Student Data Raises Privacy Concerns

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:59

States are centralizing record-keeping and tracking student progress, while online educational software sheds light on how students learn. But many worry about how this information could be misused.

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VIDEO: 'Eighth wonder of world' rare access

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:55
BBC News has been granted rare access to the Thames Tunnel - which was once known as the eighth wonder of the world.

Harrington fails to qualify for US Open

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:47
Ireland's Padraig Harrington misses out on the US Open for the first time in 15 years, but Shane Lowry will play at Pinehurst.

Clegg: Exhausted, red-eyed and pale

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:43
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg left heartbroken and exhausted

US dog scared by hero cat 'put down'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:40
The cat in California caught on video saving a boy from a dog is invited to "throw" the first pitch at a baseball game, but the dog is reportedly destroyed.

The Man Who Brought G.I. Joe To Children Dies At 86

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:28

Donald Levine brought the first G.I. Joe action figures to U.S. shelves 50 years ago after rejecting other possible names for military figures, like Salty the Sailor.

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The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:07

When Milena Channing was 29 years old she was blinded by a stroke. But the injury left her with connections from her eyes to the part of the brain that detects motion.

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In California, Life With Parole Increasingly Leads To Freedom

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-26 12:06

Until recently, inmates with life sentences — most for murder — were rarely released from prison, regardless of their behavior. But a 2008 court case and a new governor have changed their odds.

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VIDEO: Cheese-rolling contest back on menu

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-26 11:57
Thousands of people have gathered for an annual cheese-chasing competition on Cooper's Hill near Brockworth in Gloucestershire.
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