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New York Teen Gets Accepted To All Ivy League Schools

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Harold Ekeh applied to 13 schools — including eight Ivy League schools, and he got into all of them. The 17-year-old goes to Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, New York. His family moved to the United States from Nigeria when he was eight. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report.

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Weighing A Presidential Bid, O'Malley Cites Differences With Clinton

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.

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Why Handsome Men May Be At A Disadvantage When It Comes To Hiring

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:01am

Researchers have known that beautiful people have advantages. But experiments find that in many hiring and evaluation decisions, being a good looking man can be a distinct disadvantage.

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:00am

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Anti-Test "Opt Out" Movement Makes A Wave In New York State

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:31am

Activists say that about 175,000 students have refused to take federally mandated tests this week.

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Social Media Can Help Track Tornadoes, But Was That Tweet Real?

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:30am

Researchers at Purdue are using software to mine tweets for data that can help warn that a dangerous storm is approaching. But the data may not always be reliable and analyzing it can be tricky.

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Jazz's 'Sound Seeker' Finds Ancient Strings From Hungary And Greece

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:29am

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has built his career on merging musical styles, places and times. For his latest album, the newly-minted NEA Jazz Master worked in two old European instruments.

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So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:26am

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual English names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to help change that.

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Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:48am

You don't have to be out running marathons to get health benefits from leisure activities. Engaging pastimes like reading, sewing or listening to music improved health markers, a study finds.

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5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:47am

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound from the spill's impact.

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FDA Ponders Whether Homeopathy Is Medicine

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 2:46am

Homeopathy's popularity has exploded in recent years. Now the FDA is reconsidering how the agency regulates homeopathic remedies.

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Minn. Town Outraged After Double Dots Over Its Letter 'O' Are Dropped

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:07am

The new road signs for Lindstrom dropped the diacritical mark over the letter "o" — known as an umlaut. The area has deep Scandinavian roots. The governor intervened, the umlauts will be back.

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Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:50am

During the panel's hearing on Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts cellphone rang. And what ringtone does the Kansas Republican have on his phone? It was the theme from the Disney movie Frozen, "Let It Go."

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Golden State's Stephen Curry Perfects 3-Pointers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

With the NBA playoffs about to begin, the Golden State Warriors have the best record in the league and the most exciting playing style — highlighted by Stephen Curry's long-range shooting.

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Awkward At Times But 'Child 44' Can Hold Audiences' Attention

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

It's taken 7 years for the best-selling literary thriller Child 44 to make it to the screen. It's set in the Soviet Union in the last days of Josef Stalin and stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.

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Demand Increases For Vinyl Records

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

Saturday is World Record Day, a celebration of independent record stores. Jay Millar of United Record Pressing, says people have a connection to vinyl that you just can't get with a digital download.

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Last Male White Rhino Is Under Guard In Kenya

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

In the world, there are only five northern white rhinos left and only one of them is a male. Two females are in a zoo in the Czech Republic. The others are in a nature preserve in Kenya.

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Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution

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When It Comes To Buying Decisions, Why Feelings Come First

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

People make buying decisions based on something that is really hard to measure: how we feel. Our Planet Money team reports on the holy grail of economics: knowing what consumers are going to do.

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India, China Seek To Capitalize On Nepal's Water Wealth

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.

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