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Rice University Says Middle-Class Students Won't Have To Pay Tuition

1 hour 42 sec ago

The full scholarships are earmarked for students whose families have income between $65,000 and $130,000. Below that level, grants will bolster the aid package.

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Doctors Today May Be Miserable, But Are They 'Burnt Out'?

1 hour 28 min ago

There's a lively debate going on in the medical community about physician burnout. Who has it? How bad is it? Is it even real?

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Expecting Your First Child? We Want To Hear From You

1 hour 28 min ago

NPR's Morning Edition wants to talk with parents who are expecting their first child about what matters most to them this election. Share your story with us.

Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't

1 hour 29 min ago

Behavior-based weight-loss programs that focus on diet and exercise can work for obese patients, a national panel of experts says. But many doctors aren't having the necessary conversations.

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Under Pressure, WeWork Backs Down On Employee Noncompete Requirements

1 hour 31 min ago

Under scrutiny by the New York attorney general, the co-working giant, which has 3,300 U.S. employees, got rid of legal language that restricted where former employees could work.

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In North Carolina, Some Communities Face New Post-Hurricane Florence Dangers

2 hours 53 min ago

It has been days since Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas. But in some parts of the state, the worst may be yet to come. The Cape Fear River, which borders Fayetteville, could crest to 62 feet.

Hear Cat Power's Stirring Cover Of Rihanna's 'Stay'

2 hours 59 min ago

A revered songwriter in her own right, Chan Marshall takes a generous, thoughtful approach to reworking beloved songs. This cover of Rihanna's hit comes from Cat Power's forthcoming album, Wanderer.

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Georgia Will Use Electronic Voting Machines This Fall As Paper Ballot Case Falters

3 hours 16 min ago

A judge said such a paper ballot rollout would "seriously test" the capacity of election workers, and "swamp the polls with work and voters," leading to "disaffection and frustration."

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China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

3 hours 21 min ago

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.

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Democrats Want FBI To Investigate Kavanaugh Allegations. It Likely Won't

3 hours 33 min ago

The Justice Department says, "The allegation does not involve any potential federal crime." That's ahead of high-stakes testimony scheduled Monday from Kavanaugh and his accuser.

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German Doctors Say It's 'Highly Plausible' Pussy Riot Activist Was Poisoned

3 hours 37 min ago

Physicians in Berlin say that anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov's illness does not appear to be caused by infection or disease. But they could not confirm what he was poisoned with, or by whom.

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'These Truths' Looks At America Through The Promises Of Its Beginning

3 hours 43 min ago

By engaging with our country's past — and present — in an intellectually honest way, Jill Lepore has created a book that truly does encapsulate the American story in all its pain and triumph.

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Assessing The Potential Impacts Of Trump's New Round Of Tariffs On Chinese Imports

3 hours 43 min ago

Economist David Wessel of the Brookings Institution says that workers in certain industries — like those that depend on steel imports — are "definitely going to feel the pain" of the new tariffs.

Kim Hosts South Korea's Moon For Summit Talks In Pyongyang

4 hours 13 min ago

It's the third meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – and the first to take place outside of the "truce village" of Panmunjom, on the border.

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The Spotify Playlist: Latinx Women Defy Categorization

5 hours 31 min ago

Genre busting is the theme as we start Latinx Heritage Month featuring five distinct woman performers.

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White House Adviser Navarro On Why Hit China With More Tariffs

5 hours 48 min ago

The Trump administration is imposing $200 billion in new tariffs on China, which plans to retaliate. Steve Inskeep talks to White House adviser Peter Navarro about the escalating trade war.

British Woman Attributes Single Malt Whiskey For Her Long Life

5 hours 56 min ago

Grace Jones turned 112 years old this week — making her the oldest person in Great Britain. She has lived through 26 prime ministers and both world wars.

Cheers At SpaceX: Japanese Billionaire Books First Moonshot

6 hours 2 min ago

Yusaku Maezawa is the first to book a trip as a private passenger with the commercial space company for a voyage that hasn't been attempted since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972.

Ohio Community Creates Christmas For Child With Brain Cancer

6 hours 7 min ago

Just weeks ago, Brody Allen, 2, was diagnosed with brain cancer and given two months to live. His family is rallying their Cincinnati suburb to celebrate his favorite holiday, Christmas, early.

Hit Hard By Florence, Areas Of The South Struggle To Get Supplies

6 hours 13 min ago

People in and around the Carolinas are hurting in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The storm left more than 30 people dead and hundreds of thousands of people without electricity and shelter.

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