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Top Colleges Push To Recruit More Low-Income Students

11 hours 10 min ago

High-achieving, low-income students make up just 3 percent of enrollment at elite colleges.

Puerto Rico Restores Electricity After This Week's Outage

11 hours 14 min ago

Wednesday's outage was the first island-wide blackout since Hurricane Maria destroyed infrastructure in September. But thousands who lost power during the storm remain without it.

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Doctor Who Described Asperger's Syndrome Had Nazi Ties, New Study Says

11 hours 22 min ago

Previously unexamined documents show Dr. Hans Asperger was involved with a notorious euthanasia program run by Nazis in Austria.

Colorado's Safe2Tell Could Offer Model For School Safety

11 hours 29 min ago

After the attack at Columbine High School, a hotline was set up in Colorado that lets students anonymously share safety concerns.

Meet America's Most-Produced Playwright

11 hours 35 min ago

Chances are, a play by 36-year-old San Francisco-based writer Lauren Gunderson is being done at theater near you.

From Cuba With Love: Yissy Garcia And Bandancha's 'Universo'

11 hours 41 min ago

Yissy Garcia and Bandancha defies categorization, mixing jazz, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop and deep grooves standing at the bleeding edge of a new Cuban vanguard.

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Democrats Sue Russia, WikiLeaks And Trump Campaign Over Election 'Conspiracy'

11 hours 42 min ago

The Democratic National Committee laid out a legal theory about a conspiracy against the 2016 presidential election, but the case is unlikely to go anywhere.

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NPR TV Critic, A Peabody Juror, Breaks Down Qualifications For Award

11 hours 42 min ago

NPR TV critic and Peabody juror Eric Deggans discusses the Peabody Awards announcing winners in their entertainment and documentary categories this week.

Week In Politics: Amid Comey Media Blitz, Trump Bashes Russia Probe And Bolsters Legal Team

11 hours 56 min ago

It was "Comey week" in America, as fired FBI Director James Comey made loads of media appearances to talk about his new book "A Higher Loyalty."

Songs We Love: Monsieur Periné's 'Bailar Contigo'

12 hours 11 min ago

New single from upcoming album is more French-inspired swing-jazz, coupled with a Colombian tropical flair.

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On National School Walkout Day, Students On Chicago's South Side Chant For Gun Reform

12 hours 12 min ago

Thousands of students are expected to walk out of school on Friday to protest school violence. At one elementary school in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, many kids feel under threat every day.

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe's Camp Fires Back

12 hours 16 min ago

This week brought news that Andrew McCabe could face criminal charges for alleged misstatements. But now, McCabe is creating a legal defense fund to help pay for his attorney fees.

Former Deputy FBI Director McCabe Launches Legal Defense Fund

12 hours 45 min ago

Andrew McCabe's attorney says he needs help paying for the costs associated with potentially defending himself in court — and possibly suing Donald Trump.

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19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

12 hours 59 min ago

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

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Watch Moby Perform 'Falling Rain And Light' Live In The Studio

13 hours 4 min ago

A champion of electronic music long before it surfaced from New York's underground dance scene, Moby's latest record reaches for the vastness of the human experience with that same frenetic energy.

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In Washington, D.C., Students Mark National School Walkout With March To Capitol

13 hours 22 min ago

For Friday's national school walkout, students in the Nation's Capital are marching from the White House to the Capitol building to protest violence in schools.

Major Earthquake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill 800 People, USGS Predicts

13 hours 25 min ago

The U.S. Geological Survey simulated a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward fault near Oakland, Calif., and found that such a quake could kill hundreds and cause more than $100 billion in damage.

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The CIA Introduces Gina Haspel After Her Long Career Undercover

13 hours 47 min ago

Most stories about Haspel, the nominee to lead the agency, focus on her controversial role in the CIA's waterboarding program. The CIA is attempting to counter that with a biography and testimonials.

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19 Years Ago, Columbine Felt Like A Galvanizing Moment For Gun Control

14 hours 9 min ago

The weeks after the Columbine High School's deadly shooting saw waves of activism from students and parents concerned about gun access.

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How Medicare's Conflicting Hospitalization Rules Cost Me Thousands Of Dollars

14 hours 13 min ago

NPR correspondent Alison Kodjak's mom was admitted to the hospital for four nights after a fall. Because the hospital said she was an outpatient, Medicare wouldn't pay for her rehabilitative care.

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