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Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim Blaming

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:17am

When it comes to raising assault awareness among would-be-victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims.

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Snowed-Out Buffalo Bills To Play Jets In Detroit

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:10am

The Bills were to play at home on Sunday against the New York Jets. The NFL moved the game to Monday night, and the two teams will face off in Detroit.

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'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:14pm

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.

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President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:04pm

NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Melissa Block about Obama's plan to defer deportation for some immigrants, which he announced in a speech Thursday night.

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WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:39pm

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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New Affirmative Action Cases Say The Policies Hurt Asians

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:28pm

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:23pm

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.

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Obama To Extend Temporary Deportation Relief

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:22pm

President Obama is expected to unveil his long-awaited and controversial executive action on immigration in a prime-time speech on Thursday night. Millions of people could be affected.

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At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:12pm

After a successful 2014 election season, the nation's GOP governors gathered to talk about policy issues and bask in their victories. But President Obama's immigration plans dominated the discussion.

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Asking Bill Cosby If He Is A Serial Rapist

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:07pm

Listeners are divided by generation over whether host Scott Simon went too far in questioning "America's Dad." Cosby wasn't set up, however, and the charges are too many to ignore.

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Obama Will Announce Relief For Up To 5 Million Immigrants

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:00pm

Defying congressional Republicans, President Obama will defer the deportation of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and will also prioritize the deportation of criminals.

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'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:54pm

An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico's current political climate. It's based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing Two Trillion A Year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:30pm

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll — two trillion dollars a year.

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Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:18pm

The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn't pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.

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Obama Isn't Alone In Using Executive Action On Immigration

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:17pm

Melissa Block talks with Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, chairman of the immigration task force. He says Obama has the legal authority to take executive action on immigration.

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Digging Out From The Snow Is Slow-Going In Buffalo

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:09pm

Melissa Block talks to Mark Poloncarz, the Erie County Executive, about the snow situation in his area.

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A Frustrating Love Letter In 'Monk With A Camera'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:03pm

The documentary Monk With A Camera follows Nicholas Vreeland, born to New York socialites, who has been a Buddhist monk for decades.

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Walking Through Bad City In The First 'Iranian Vampire Western'

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:03pm

Ana Lily Amirpour's first feature borrows from B-movies, vampire movies, westerns, pulp traditions, and vigilante stories. The vision may not always be coherent, but it's fascinating.

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A Concert Film Without Much Concert Film, 'Pulp' Sketches A Hometown

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:03pm

The documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets is not much about any of those things, but it does try to take a closer look at the band's singer-songwriter and the town he left.

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It's Getting Serious In Panem As 'Mockingjay' Goes Dark

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:03pm

The first half of last third of the Hunger Games trilogy — really — dismisses much of the colorful action of the first two films and draws focus to a dangerous propaganda war.

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