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How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:54

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Nazi Summer Camps In 1930s America?

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:43

In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.

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A 10-Year-Old's View Of The Nepal Earthquake

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:41

"It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival," a fearful Lucas told his mother the journalist.

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Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:29

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.

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Activists Urge States To Protect The Civil Rights Of LGBT People

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:26

The Supreme Court debates same-sex marriage Tuesday. But in many states, a person can marry someone of the same gender and still be fired for being gay.

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Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Tue, 2015-04-28 06:11

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

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How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

Tue, 2015-04-28 05:54

If marriage is on the horizon, it might be wise to set aside some money for the taxman. An increase in family income after the vows can trigger repayment of a health insurance credit.

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'Bali 9' Pair Will Face Indonesian Firing Squad, After Last Appeals Denied

Tue, 2015-04-28 04:34

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" group that sought to smuggle heroin.

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Delinquent. Dropout. At-Risk. What's In A Name?

Tue, 2015-04-28 04:03

How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.

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Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Tue, 2015-04-28 01:00

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

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Record Number Of Amicus Briefs Filed In Same-Sex-Marriage Cases

Tue, 2015-04-28 01:00

This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.

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On The Streets Of Baltimore, Trying To Understand The Anger

Tue, 2015-04-28 00:53

On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence.

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On Their Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

Mon, 2015-04-27 23:53

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

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Two Days Before Operation Babylift, 57 Children Were Evacuated To The U.S.

Mon, 2015-04-27 23:52

Despite controversy, a flight attendant and passenger say taking children out of Vietnam before the fall of Saigon in April, 1975, was the right thing to do.

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The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

Mon, 2015-04-27 23:51

As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he's facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II.

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'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

Mon, 2015-04-27 23:49

A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.

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Emmy-Nominated Actress Jayne Meadows Dies At 95

Mon, 2015-04-27 23:32

Though best known as the wife of the beloved TV host Steve Allen — and the sister of Honeymooners star Audrey Meadows — Jayne Meadows had a solid career in her own right.

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Nepal Death Toll Tops 4,400; At Least 1.4 Million Need Food Aid

Mon, 2015-04-27 21:08

The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.

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How Tech Firms Are Helping People In The Nepal Earthquake Zone

Mon, 2015-04-27 15:17

Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much-needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they're OK. Other firms cut calling costs.

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When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Mon, 2015-04-27 14:47

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.

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