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Undoing A Permanent 'Oops': Colombian Scholars Tackle Tattoo Typos

Thu, 2015-08-06 09:14

This year's Festival of the Word in Bogota will feature the usual authors and linguists — plus a professional tattoo artist. Some visitors can have spelling errors inked into their skin fixed, free.

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States Haven't Embraced Later School Start Times For Teens

Thu, 2015-08-06 09:03

Last year the nation's pediatricians said middle and high schoolers shouldn't start school before 8:30 am, so they can get much-needed sleep. But almost all schools start before that, the CDC finds.

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Helping Angola's Youth: From Schooling To Skimboarding To Hair Advice

Thu, 2015-08-06 08:47

She's a master multitasker: Angela Helena Carvalho de Sa dedicated many hours to working for Angola's underprivileged young people while studying for a degree in clinical psychology.

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Livetext Me: Are There Too Many Options For Messaging?

Thu, 2015-08-06 08:43

Yahoo came out with a new app that allows users to send messages while staring at soundless videos of each other typing. It's the latest in the onslaught of new ways to communicate.

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Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Legacy: Changing How Americans See Satire

Thu, 2015-08-06 08:41

Jon Stewart hosts his last episode of The Daily Show tonight, after 16 years as TV's satirist supreme. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Stewart's barbs changed how people talk about politics and media.

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Patients In Iowa Worry About Private Management Of Medicaid

Thu, 2015-08-06 08:02

The way one fifth of Iowa's residents get health care is about to change. The governor is putting Medicaid in the hands of private insurance companies, and 11 firms are vying for that business.

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Republican Presidential Candidates Set For Debate Thursday

Thu, 2015-08-06 07:10

Donald Trump and nine rivals are in the main Fox News debate at 9 p.m. ET; seven other Republican candidates, including Lindsey Graham and Bobby Jindal, will take part in a prelude event.

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The Back Story: A Photo Trend From The 1890s

Thu, 2015-08-06 07:03

Ever noticed how some people from the distant past turned their backs to the camera?

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70 Years After Atomic Bombs, Japan Still Struggles With War Past

Thu, 2015-08-06 06:42

The anniversary of the devastation wrought by the first military use of an atomic weapon comes as Japan's government is pushing an expanded role for its military.

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Charlotte's Trial: How Jonathan Ferrell's Death Put A City's Self-Image At Risk

Thu, 2015-08-06 05:33

As a police officer is tried for manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man, is Charlotte's reputation for progress on race on trial too?

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Suez Canal Expansion Opened With Pomp And Ceremony

Thu, 2015-08-06 05:15

The $8.5 billion project includes a new 22-mile channel to allow two-way traffic and the deepening and widening of other parts of the canal to accommodate larger vessels.

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Search For Survivors Of Capsized Boat Off Libya Continues, But Hopes Fade

Thu, 2015-08-06 05:08

Military and rescue teams are searching for survivors from the boat, which was initially estimated to have 600 people aboard.

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What You Need To Know About Early Polls And How To Read Them

Thu, 2015-08-06 05:02

Confused about which polls to trust and which not to? Here's how to be smart when you read the latest facts and figures.

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Bill Cosby Will Be Deposed By Accuser's Lawyer This Fall

Thu, 2015-08-06 04:01

For the first time in nearly 10 years, Bill Cosby will be questioned under oath about allegations of sexual assault.

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The Role Of Politics In The Classroom

Thu, 2015-08-06 03:33

NPR Ed chats with authors Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy about the political classroom.

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Malaysia Flight 370: More Debris And Confusion Over Findings

Thu, 2015-08-06 03:16

Malaysian officials say the fragment is from the missing Flight MH370; French investigators say they're almost — but not quite — certain.

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Here's What The GOP Candidates Would Ask Each Other

Thu, 2015-08-06 03:03

Ahead of Thursday's debates, some presidential hopefuls posted videos asking their rivals some tough — and not so tough — questions.

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Tesla Model S Can Be Hacked, And Fixed (Which Is The Real News)

Thu, 2015-08-06 02:07

Hackers demonstrated they could break into and disable a Model S. But unlike other car companies, Tesla has the ability to quickly patch its software.

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Brazilians Cybershame Gilberto Gil's Daughter For Healthful Lunchbox

Thu, 2015-08-06 01:00

Processed and fast food have become status symbols in Brazil, while some are frowning on local fruits and vegetables. Bela Gil is trying to change the conversation.

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On Yelp, Doctors Get Reviewed Like Restaurants — And It Rankles

Thu, 2015-08-06 01:00

Doctors hate online rankings, saying patients don't get the nuances of medicine. But health care reviews on Yelp are more positive overall than they are for restaurants and other services.

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