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In LA, Missing Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:48

Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.

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How Do You Market To Millennials?

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:46

Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year. NPR asked some in this group how brands and corporations can get their attention.

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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:42

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.

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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

Mon, 2015-02-23 23:37

The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.

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'American Horror Story' Cast Member Ben Woolf Dies At 34

Mon, 2015-02-23 21:32

Ben Woolf died Monday after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. The 4-foot-4 actor was hit by the side mirror of a passing vehicle on an LA-area street last week.

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Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

Mon, 2015-02-23 19:17

The Fox News star's claims of reporting from a war zone, bullets flying, during the Falkland Islands war don't appear to hold up. His countercampaign against his accusers is noteworthy as well.

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Reports: Red Sox Sign Cuban Phenom Moncada To Contract Worth At Least $30M

Mon, 2015-02-23 17:13

The 19-year-old switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada has been the talk of pre-season baseball. The Sox would also have to pay about another $30 million to Major League Baseball in an overage tax.

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'Cold Actually Feels Good' At The U.S. Winter Swimming Championship

Mon, 2015-02-23 14:01

Last weekend, more than 40 swimmers from around the country competed in the inaugural American winter swimming championship in northern Vermont. They swam in a two lane pool cut into an icy lake.

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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:46

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Awash In Social Media, Cops Still Need The Public To Detect Threats

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:31

It's hard to know when to take violent language seriously online. But when Jonathan Hutson saw an anonymous threat to an unnamed school on Twitter, he couldn't let it go.

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Good News: More Crops! Bad News: More Plague!

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:11

Tiny patches of Tanzanian farmland contain more rats in nearby forests. These rats are more likely to carry the bacteria that causes the plague in humans.

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Jordan's Army Preps For A Bigger Role Against ISIS

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:01

After a pilot was burned alive by the Islamic State, Jordanians have become much more supportive of its role in the war against the extremist group.

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In Battered Ukraine, Spirit Of Defiance Lives On In Maidan Square

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:00

A year ago, Kiev's central square was the center of the protest movement that ousted Ukraine's president. The square remains a home for free speech, including criticism of the current government.

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:38

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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Your Soap Has Bacteria In It, But It Still Gets You Clean

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:18

Everyone presumes that soap is clean, but manufacturers know it's always got a few random germs in it. Most of the time that's not a problem, but every now and then things can get out of control.

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U.S. Appoints First Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:15

The State Department said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Mon, 2015-02-23 09:47

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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Justice Department Appeals Ruling Blocking Obama's Immigration Plan

Mon, 2015-02-23 09:19

The Department of Justice filing says a federal judge lacked authority to issue an injunction on President Obama's executive action on immigration.

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France Seizes Passports Of 6 Allegedly Planning To Join Islamists In Syria

Mon, 2015-02-23 08:59

It's the first time the French government has used a measure that was approved in November to limit the number of French citizens joining Islamist groups in the Middle East.

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Australia Announces Security Crackdown Amid 'Rising' Terrorist Threat

Mon, 2015-02-23 08:45

Under the proposed new measures, Australia can revoke citizenship to any dual national if they travel overseas to fight alongside jihadists.

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