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In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Can year-round school spell the end of the "summer slide" for disadvantaged kids?

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Rubio: Small Government Can Help Fix Economic Inequality

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

The Florida Republican, with one eye on the White House, tells NPR's Morning Edition that there's a role for government to play in opening access to higher education and job training.

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Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

It's been tough to identify the problems that only turn up after medicines are on the market. An experimental project is now combing through data to get earlier, more accurate warnings.

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The Youth Unemployment Crisis Hits African-Americans Hardest

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Hidden economic forces like job-specific segregation are keeping young minorities out of the job market.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:15

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Appreciating James Garner: TV's Best Unhero

Sun, 2014-07-20 12:41

James Garner, star of classic TV shows Maverick and The Rockford Files, died Saturday at age 86. TV critic Eric Deggans says he pioneered playing a new character: the "unhero."

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When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

Sun, 2014-07-20 11:33

When the subject of race comes up in his MFA writing workshop, author Matthew Salesses says, it usually feels traumatic — a burden personal to writers of color.

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45 Years Ago, Armstrong Took His 'One Small Step'

Sun, 2014-07-20 08:40

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11's Lunar Module, Eagle, touched down in the moon's Sea of Tranquility, marking humankind's first journey to another world.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Sun, 2014-07-20 07:47

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

Sun, 2014-07-20 07:47

Congress can't come up with an agreement to pay for road repairs and construction over the long haul, but like a road crew filling a pothole, they do seem to have a patch at hand.

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James Garner Of 'Rockford Files' And 'Maverick' Dies At 86

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:48

Garner was known for wise-cracking, tough-guy characters who were not afraid to bend the rules. NPR's Arun Rath talks with biographer Jon Winokur about the actor's prolific career.

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R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:21

The nation's No. 2 tobacco manufacturer was slapped with the whopping punitive damages award in the death of a 36-year-old man of lung cancer in 1996.

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As Polar Icebox Shrinks, Infectious Pathogens Move North

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Science writer Chris Solomon tells NPR's Arun Rath that global warming has caused an influx of new diseases in animals that could eventually spread to humans.

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Should NATO Respond To Downing Of Malaysia Flight 17?

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Former Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells NPR's Arun Rath what steps the alliance might take in response to the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

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Putin May Be Key To Malaysian Plane Crash Inspection

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wall Street Journal reporter James Marson about Vladimir Putin's response to mounting international anger at Russia following the downing of a civilian plane over Ukraine.

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'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new Transformers movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.

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Facility Sets Up Extreme Precautions To Treat Ebola Patients

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is killing dozens by the week. Medical workers have responded by expanding a field hospital, taking extraordinary measures to contain infection.

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Gaza Evacuees Crowd Into Schools Remade As Shelters

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

While Israelis seek refuge from Hamas rockets in ubiquitous shelters, Palestinians crowd into schools to escape Israeli airstrikes. Conditions there grow dire as the conflict drags on.

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LA Mayor Offers To Shelter Immigrant Kids, Angering Protesters

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he is working with the White House to house unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally. He talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the controversial decision.

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Justice Dept. Charges FedEx For Online Drug Shipments

Sun, 2014-07-20 06:14

The Justice Department has indicted FedEx for shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. FedEx had been warned, and now faces up to $1.6 billion in fines if found guilty.

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