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How Dreaming Big Led One TV Star To His Big Break

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:52

Before Cesar Millan became a TV personality, he was a homeless, undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a dream. He reveals how his career took off as part of NPR's series, "My Big Break."

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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British Court Blocks All-Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:42

The Court of Appeal ruled that while the core of the trial can be held in secret, portions of it must be open to the public. It also allowed the suspects, known until now as AB and CD, to be named.

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Time For Kickoff: World's Attention Focused On World Cup

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:01

Host Brazil faces Croatia today in the first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But much of the attention in the run-up to the event has been focused on strikes, controversies and unrest.

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How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

Thu, 2014-06-12 04:09

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley founded one of the U.K.'s first software startups, run almost entirely by women. The industry still has gender inequality, but Shirley showed alternatives were possible.

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Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Thu, 2014-06-12 03:54

The Senate and House have both voted to overhaul veterans' health care. Their votes come amid the controversy over long wait times at VA facilities for veterans seeking care.

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Militants Make Gains In Iraq Amid Report U.S. Rebuffed Calls For Help

Thu, 2014-06-12 03:14

Al-Qaida-linked fighters have taken Mosul and Tikrit, while Kurdish fighters have seized Kirkuk. Meanwhile, a news report says the U.S. rejected Iraqi calls for an airstrike against the militants.

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How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:20

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:16

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:15

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:08

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.

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