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Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day

5 hours 7 min ago

Students at a Melbourne, Fla., elementary school were offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop.

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Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar

5 hours 14 min ago

Residents in Ontario called police when they spotted a bear bumbling down the street. It was unable to see where it was going because of a large birdseed jar stuck on its head.

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How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients

6 hours 52 min ago

Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die and fewer have significant disability.

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Legal Battle Over Affirmative Action Continues

6 hours 52 min ago

Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University president Lee Bollinger about the Supreme Court's most recent decision to uphold Michigan's affirmative action ban. Bollinger was president at the University of Michigan during the groundbreaking 2003 Supreme Court Affirmative Action Cases.

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Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Worsens

6 hours 52 min ago

The security situation in Eastern Ukraine is becoming increasing confused. In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is organizing things and giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns with drunken gunmen replacing Kiev's authority.

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The Last Word In Business

6 hours 52 min ago

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

6 hours 52 min ago

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters

6 hours 53 min ago

San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.

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Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content

6 hours 53 min ago

Broadcasters say the TV streaming company is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.

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First Listen: '9 Dead Alive' By Rodrigo y Gabriela

6 hours 53 min ago

Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela had a strange path to success. They started as a failed heavy metal band in Mexico, before moving to Ireland and changing to flamenco music.

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Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College

6 hours 53 min ago

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.

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Remembering Judy Garland On Stage At Carnegie Hall

6 hours 53 min ago

It's been called "the greatest night in show business history." Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall on this day in 1961. There were no flashing lights, no extravagant dance numbers, just Judy.

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4 Muslim Men To Sue Feds Over No-Fly List

6 hours 53 min ago

They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.

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Sports Reporting: The Way It Was... And Is

7 hours 40 min ago

Commentator Frank Deford considers a few athletic and cultural standards that have changed over the years.

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Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

7 hours 42 min ago

As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.

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As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage

7 hours 43 min ago

Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. They'll perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

7 hours 44 min ago

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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Supreme Court Rules On Race-Based College Admissions

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:26am

The Supreme Court ruled that a Michigan ballot initiative to ban racial preferences in college admissions is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.

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49ers Fans Seeing Red Over Transit Color Proposal

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:41am

The Bay Area Rapid Transit is proposing to change the systems seats to bright green and blue — just like the Seattle Seahawks colors. One San Francisco fan has started a petition against the change.

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Feds Say Powdered Alcohol Not Ready Yet

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:33am

We reported Monday on plans to sell Palcohol, mixed drinks to which you just add water. Federal regulators say they were wrong to say Palcohol was ready for market. The label was approved in error.

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