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After a Racial Attack, A South Philly School Tries to Heal

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:00

In 2009, several Asian students were beat up at their high school. Students and teachers said it was a racially motivated attack. Six years later, here's what the school has done change things.

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Hospital To Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:51

When Terry Cawthorn severely injured her back on the job, Mission Hospital refused to pay workers' compensation and fired her — an attitude toward nurses that NPR found in hospitals across the U.S.

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Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:47

Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It's the result of a dockworker labor dispute that's jammed operations.

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A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:06

For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.

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By The Numbers: White House Takes On Violent Extremism

Wed, 2015-02-18 11:04

Domestic and world leaders gather this week to discuss terror threats. Here's a look by the numbers.

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2014 Midterm Election Was The Most Expensive One Yet

Wed, 2015-02-18 10:46

The $3.77 billion appeared to come from a smaller cadre of donors than in the 2010 midterms, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Oregon's New Governor, Kate Brown, Is Sworn In

Wed, 2015-02-18 10:17

Brown took over after John Kitzhaber, Oregon's only four-term governor, stepped down amid scandal. Brown said all of that ends today.

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Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service Director

Wed, 2015-02-18 09:07

Four months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named the permanent director of the Secret Service Wednesday.

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Netanyahus' Spending Habits Get Scrutiny In Growing Scandal

Wed, 2015-02-18 08:49

Topics such as recycling payments and garden furniture are now in Israel's political sphere, after a review found spending such as an average monthly cleaning bill of over $20,000 for two homes.

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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Wed, 2015-02-18 08:35

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."

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Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Wed, 2015-02-18 08:19

Fat has a lot in common with the five basic tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. But while people easily recognize the texture of fat, scientists say they can't quite perceive the taste.

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Blind Boy's Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

Wed, 2015-02-18 06:55

Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by feel.

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How Marijuana Hijacks Your Brain To Create The Munchies

Wed, 2015-02-18 06:14

Where there's pot, there's often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.

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Why Congress Doesn't Really Worry About What Most Americans Think

Wed, 2015-02-18 06:01

Polls show Americans are largely in favor of authorizing further actions against the Islamic State. Yet there is one group of Americans that is having far more trouble deciding how it feels: Congress.

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Pregnant And Uninsured? Don't Count On Obamacare Coverage

Wed, 2015-02-18 05:37

Women who get pregnant and don't have health insurance can't sign up outside open enrollment until after they give birth. Advocates say that puts mother and child at risk of serious health problems.

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UN Envoy: Syria Agrees To Proposed Break In Air Strikes On Aleppo

Wed, 2015-02-18 04:47

Aleppo has been the subject of bitter fighting, with rebels and government forces splitting a city that was once a productive economic engine. The UN wants to create a "freeze" on violence there.

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Prosecutors Raid HSBC's Geneva Office Over Suspected Money Laundering

Wed, 2015-02-18 04:03

The raid comes a week after leaked HSBC documents showed that the bank's Swiss unit had helped its international clients launder profits and shelter their holdings from their home countries.

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Ukraine Withdraws Forces After Fight Over Strategic City

Wed, 2015-02-18 03:09

"Some 80 percent of the units have already been pulled out" of Debaltseve, says Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko. He's seeking to punish Russia for the latest violence.

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Even As Progressives Take Lead In Greece, Women Remain Out Of Power

Wed, 2015-02-18 00:37

The new, leftist Greek government says it wants to revolutionize a country that long has resisted change. So far that hasn't included finally placing women at the highest levels of government.

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Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

Wed, 2015-02-18 00:37

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant these days, but electronic payments can still take days to complete. This can put consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late fees.

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