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As Schools Buy More Local Food, Kids Throw Less Food In The Trash

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:32pm

Kids in America's schools are eating more local food, although it makes up only a small part of the average meal. Advocates say local food doesn't have to cost more, but buying it does take more time.

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U.S., Russia Come To Agreement To Prevent Midair Mishaps Over Syria

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:26pm

The agreement calls for pilots to be "professional," to communicate over a designated frequency if necessary, and to maintain a "safe distance" at all times.

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OK, When Am I Supposed To Get A Mammogram?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:24pm

When it comes to mammograms, the four major advice-givers can't agree on when to start or how long to continue. That leaves women understandably confused. And that doesn't make it easy to decide.

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Chemicals In Sunscreen Are Harming Coral Reefs, Says New Study

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:18pm

Researchers found that chemicals in a single drop of sunscreen can wreak havoc on fragile coral reef systems.

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The Life And Death Of Tower Records, Revisited

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:05pm

A new documentary from Colin Hanks looks back on a business empire that helped shape the tastes of many music fanatics.

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A Year Later: The School System That Welcomed Unaccompanied Minors

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:03pm

In the schools of Oakland, California, unaccompanied minors weren't seen as a burden but a challenge.

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Where The Girls Are (And Aren't): #15Girls

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 1:59pm

Most of the world's girls still face discrimination at nearly every point in their lives — in some cases, even before they are born.

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Poetic And Expansive, 'City On Fire' Ultimately Falls Short Of Its Reach

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 1:53pm

Garth Risk Hallberg's 900-page debut novel is an intricately-plotted story set in chaotic 1970s New York. Critic Maureen Corrigan says City On Fire has much to admire, even if its ending falls flat.

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Flights Of Fancy: Exploring The Songs And Pathways Of 'The Living Bird'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 1:53pm

Wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and essayist Scott Weidensaul share bird calls and discuss some of the remarkable abilities of birds. Both men contributed to a new book about North American birds.

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In Southwest, Tarantulas Seek Out Perfect Mate

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:52pm

It's mating season for tarantulas. That means male tarantulas are on the move, hoping to find a female to pair up with.

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Judge Removes Indiana Man From Sex Offender List

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:48pm

We have an update on the story of Zach Anderson, the Indiana teen who had sex with a 14-year-old girl who said she was 17.

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Kevin Gordon On World Cafe

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:41pm

The Nashville singer-songwriter performs a set of scruffed-up rock from this year's Long Gone Time.

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New Guidelines Released For Mammograms

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:40pm

The American Cancer Society is now recommending that women have fewer mammograms and start getting them later in life.

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