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The Journey From 'Colored' To 'Minorities' To 'People Of Color'

Sun, 2014-03-30 17:25

The words used to describe race and ethnicity are ever in flux. A favored term one decade becomes passé the next and not nice soon after that. But, the motivation for change remains constant: Respect.

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Three (Parents) Can Be A Crowd, But For Some It's A Family

Sun, 2014-03-30 14:08

Maisie and Ella have two moms and a dad. The father was a sperm donor for the female couple, and state law allowed him to be a third parent. As families change, laws in some places are changing, too.

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Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

Sun, 2014-03-30 13:00

Warnings about red tape, long waits and multiple visits to sign up for Medicaid didn't scare Brad Stevens half as much as the alternative — paying $2,500 out of pocket to see a thyroid specialist.

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In Civilian Snapshot Of Iraq, An Artist Is A 'Corpse Washer'

Sun, 2014-03-30 13:00

The Corpse Washer, set in Baghdad in 2003, shows the U.S. invasion through the eyes of an aspiring Shiite artist and a handler of the dead. Author Sinan Antoon says he wanted to share a new viewpoint.

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Martina Hingis Wins Doubles Title, First Since 2007

Sun, 2014-03-30 12:56

Martina Hingis and Sabine Lisicki had entered the Sony Open near Miami, Fla., on a wild card granted by organizers.

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The Ides Of March Madness: 'Who's Gonna Stop Prospero?'

Sun, 2014-03-30 10:49

A bracket pitting Shakespeare's plays against each other led stage actor Paul O'Brien of Charleston, S.C., to break down the matchups.

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New Photo Of Prince George Pleases The Internet

Sun, 2014-03-30 09:08

A new picture of Prince George, the 8-month-old son of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, shows a cute boy who's more taken with the family dog than with being photographed.

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By Any Other Name, Does Vermont's Maple Syrup Taste As Sweet?

Sun, 2014-03-30 08:32

Forget "Grade A" — Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.

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Egypt's Presidential Election Is Set For Late May

Sun, 2014-03-30 08:29

Egypt will hold its presidential election on May 26 and 27, a government election commission announced Sunday. Many expect the country's former military chief to win the office.

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Caught Between Russia And Ukraine, Border Cities Share Only Worry

Sun, 2014-03-30 08:12

The buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border is unnerving residents to either side. Though sharply divided in opinion, all fear to lose ties of family and trade.

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Arizona Fans Riot After Close March Madness Loss

Sun, 2014-03-30 07:54

Students and fans hurled beer and fireworks at police after an overtime defeat Saturday night. The police responded with dozens of rounds of pepper balls and force.

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Angry Relatives Of Passengers On Flight 370 Demand Answers

Sun, 2014-03-30 06:19

Holding banners with messages like, "Hand us the murderer" and "Give us our relatives back," the family members chanted, "Tell us the truth," at a news conference in Malaysia.

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Why Paper Prescriptions Are Going The Way Of Snail Mail

Sun, 2014-03-30 05:21

Medicine's shift from paper to computers has been painful and expensive. But now doctors can easily write and transmit prescriptions by computer, saving money and improving the quality of care.

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What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S.

Sun, 2014-03-30 05:18

Denmark, S.C., once had one of the state's highest teen pregnancy rates, but in the last 30 years, sex education programs have helped lower that rate to one of the state's lowest.

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76ers Win To Avoid Setting A New NBA Losing-Streak Record

Sun, 2014-03-30 05:01

"It's over," declared the headline at the Philadelphia Inquirer. After weeks filled with nothing but losses, the Philadelphia 76ers finally won a basketball game Saturday night.

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List Of Those Missing In Washington Mudslide Shrinks By Two-Thirds

Sun, 2014-03-30 04:05

The list of people who aren't accounted for has continued to shrink since early reports that nearly 200 people were missing after the mudslide. Officials have raised the death toll to 18 people.

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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sun, 2014-03-30 04:00

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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Air Mystery Pulled Malaysia Together, But Now Pulls It Apart

Sun, 2014-03-30 04:00

The disappearance of flight 370 has fueled political criticism and ethnic tensions in Malaysia. NPR's Rachel Martin discusses the nation's internal divisions with political scientist Bridget Welsh.

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1,000 Farmworkers Veiw Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sun, 2014-03-30 04:00

Hundreds of farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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Washington Mudslide Response Is A Community Effort

Sun, 2014-03-30 04:00

The first responders to arrive at the recent mudslide in Washington State were from the nearby town of Arlington. Mayor Barbara Tolbert tells NPR's Rachel Martin that everyone has lost someone.

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