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Department Of Education Creates Student Aid Enforcement Office

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

The Department of Education announced Monday it will create a Student Aid Enforcement Unit to crack down on higher education institutions that are taking advantage of vulnerable students.

Twitter Users Blast Reported Plan To Change Display Of Tweets

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Many Twitter users responded angrily after a published report said the company is planning to change how tweets are displayed. The BuzzFeed article said Twitter will switch this week to a curated timeline, based on an algorithm that determines what people want to see. Tweets are currently displayed in reverse chronological order. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says no such change is happening this week, but he didn't deny that it may happen.

Despite Mixed Results, Congress Expands 'Moving To Work' Program In Pittsburgh

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Congress expanded a Department of Housing and Urban Development program called "Moving to Work" that gives local housing authorities increased autonomy. Longtime participants, such as the Pittsburgh housing authority, like the freedom but not everyone agrees that the program benefits the people who rely on those agencies.

Syrian Opposition Forces Lose Grip On Aleppo After Week Of Bombing

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Syrian opposition forces are losing their grip on Aleppo, the largest city before the war began. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad strengthened their position after a week of bombing.

New Hampshire Secretary Of State Defends Primary's First-In-The-Nation Status

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary. NPR talks to New Hampshire's secretary of state, who for four decades has defended the primary's first-in-the-nation status against critics who say the state isn't representative of the U.S. as a whole.

Hillary Clinton's Candidacy Highlights Generational Divide Over Feminism

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

With Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vying to be the first female president in U.S. history, perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that the race has become something of a fight about what it means to be a feminist. Boomers and their millennial daughters and granddaughters have very different views.

Chipotle Closes Restaurants To Hold Meetings On Food Safety

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

Chipotle held food safety meetings on Monday in all its restaurants. Stores won't be open for lunch but will be later in the afternoon. Managers will review new protocols designed to prevent the outbreak of food-borne illnesses. More than 500 people got sick last year after eating at a Chipotle.

Consumer Confidence Slides In China, With Effects Beyond Its Borders

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

As China's stock market falls and economic growth slows, Chinese consumers are putting off purchases and trying to get their money overseas.

North Korea Rocket Launch Puts Relations With China On Edge

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Katy Oh, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and Asian specialist at the Institute for Defense Analyses, about the state of relations between China and North Korea, following the North Korea long-range rocket launch on Sunday.

Watch Every Performance From The All Songs Considered Sweet 16 Party

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:40pm

Glen Hansard, Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, and Kishi Bashi were just some of the artists who performed live at the sold-out party.

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