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Harvard Bans Sexual Relationships Between Professors And Students

Thu, 2015-02-05 09:29

Last year, Harvard was among dozens of schools the Department of Education said it's investigating for how they handle sexual abuse allegations.

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A Brief, Weird History Of Squashed Asian-American TV Shows

Thu, 2015-02-05 09:17

With Fresh Off The Boat making waves, we look back at a colorful crop of shows with Asian-American leads that most of us have forgotten.

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Amy Pascal Out As Sony Pictures Chairman

Thu, 2015-02-05 08:40

The studio said she will launch a new production venture within Sony. Her departure comes shortly after the studio was hit by a cyberattack — one that exposed employee data and Pascal's emails.

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Pope Francis To Address Congress During U.S. Trip, Boehner Says

Thu, 2015-02-05 08:29

House Speaker John Boehner says Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24 during his first papal visit to the United States.

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Rocker Gary Glitter Convicted Of Sex Abuse

Thu, 2015-02-05 08:08

The jury of seven women and five men convicted the 70-year-old of six offences, including attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

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Pilot In Deadly Taiwan Crash Hailed As A Hero

Thu, 2015-02-05 07:19

The TransAsia Flight 235 crashed into a shallow river on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people. Taipei's mayor said the pilot had narrowly avoided buildings and likely more casualties.

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Jordan's Military Conducts Airstrikes Against Islamic State Targets

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:16

King Abdullah has vowed to wage a "harsh" war against the group after it released a video this week that showed a Jordanian pilot being burned alive.

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Argentina's President Will Write To Mia Farrow And Martina Navratilova About Scandal

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:14

Argentina's Secretary General of the Presidency Aníbal Fernandez says Mia Farrrow's statement about a controversial case is a "consequence of either misinformation .. or lack of it."

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5 Things The Vaccine Debacle Reveal About The 2016 Presidential Field

Thu, 2015-02-05 06:05

There are some some deep political lessons in how the 2016 hopefuls fumbled the political hot potato.

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Reportedly Will Step Down

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:39

The head of the Food and Drug Administration has been on the job for six years and presided over such controversial decisions as relaxing age restrictions on the Plan B contraceptive.

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Dude, Why Is There A Cow In The Back Of Your Cab?

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:22

Author Chris Guillebeau has visited every U.N.-recognized country in the world. He's seen taxi-riding cows, a Mongolian version of Uber and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of places.

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Al-Qaida in Yemen Says U.S. Drone Strike Killed Senior Cleric

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:11

A prominent presence in the Al-Qaida in Yemen organization, Sheik Harith al-Nadhari was among those who praised the recent attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Teachers

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:03

In our 50 Great Teachers project, we're telling stories of great teachers. Here are some from our own lives.

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U.S. And NATO Seek New Ways To Help Secure Ukraine's Border

Thu, 2015-02-05 03:22

"Clearly what we see is that conditions in eastern Ukraine have to change," NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove tells NPR's Renee Montagne.

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Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

Thu, 2015-02-05 01:04

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Supporters Say Imprisioned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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Gotcha: Satellites Help Strip Seafood Pirates Of Their Booty

Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Most of the seafood Americans eat is imported; a lot of that is illegally caught. Now, environmentalists are using satellites to track pirate vessels on the high seas and help crack down on the trade.

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A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Wed, 2015-02-04 23:05

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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