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How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:18am

Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.

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Buzz Aldrin Wants People To Be Living On Mars In 24 Years

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:10am

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, and the Florida Institute of Technology are working on a plan to colonize Mars. He'd like it to happen by the 70th anniversary of his Moon landing.

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How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:03am

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

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Number Of Refugees Found Dead In Austrian Truck Rises To 71

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:36am

Meanwhile, hundreds of other refugees were feared drowned off the coast of Libya. At least 100 bodies have been brought back to Libya.

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Segway-Riding Cameraman Knocks Over Sprinter Usain Bolt

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:04am

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt had just beat American Justin Gatlin in the 200 meter World Championship when a cameraman riding a Segway lost control and crashed into him. Bolt was knocked down.

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Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:14am

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.

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Japan's Little League Teams Train To Be Winners

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Japan's team clinched a spot in Saturday's championship games at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, drilling and group responsibility.

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Has A Long-Lost Nazi Train Packed With Gold Been Found In Poland?

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Officials in Poland are investigating claims that two men have discovered a Nazi-era train full of gold. Two men, who want a finder's fee, say they found it in an abandoned coal mine.

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Associated Press Files Suit; Demands FBI Arrest Records

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The Associated Press has filed suit against the Justice Department, accusing the FBI of creating fake news in order to entrap a criminal suspect. The AP is demanding more information about the ruse.

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White House Explores Regulatory Changes Regarding Business With Cuba

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

A look at what the Obama administration is or could be doing to further ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba, even without a congressional vote to end the embargo.

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After Foiled Mass Shooting, France Examines Train Safety

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

French officials are hosting an emergency meeting on train security in Paris. Saturday's meeting follows last week's thwarted mass shooting against passengers on a high-speed train bound for Paris.

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A Plan To Boost Police Presence Causes Friction In The Nation's Capital

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The mayor of Washington, D.C., had a new plan to combat the city's spiking crime rate. Her idea to put more cops on the street sparked anger from the group Black Lives Matter.

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Research Results Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

A massive effort to test the validity of 100 psychology experiments finds that more than 50 percent of the studies fail to replicate. This is based on a new study published in the journal "Science."

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Migrants Risk It All To Get To Richer E.U. Countries

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to reach Europe. But when they get to the continent their journey isn't over. Most go on at more risk and greater cost to reach Germany and Sweden.

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Movie Review: 'The Second Mother'

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

The Brazilian movie, The Second Mother, is a film about the unspoken class barriers that exist within a home that come crashing down when the live-in housekeeper's daughter suddenly appears.

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Disney And Universal Bask In The Glow Of Summer Box Office Sales

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.

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Darryl Dawkins, NBA's 'Chocolate Thunder,' Dies At 58

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

Ex-NBA player Darryl Dawkins was known for thunderous dunks. Dawkins played 13 seasons in the NBA after being drafted out of high school by the Philadelphia 76ers. He died on Thursday at age 58.

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California Battles The Drought With Successful Conservation Efforts

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 4:06am

California's cities managed to cut their water usage by 31.3 percent during July — surpassing the amount mandated by the state's governor because of the four-year drought.

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Peek Inside The 'Little Black Books' Of Some Famous American Artists

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:15am

Mary Savig, curator at the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., says the contact lists reveal a lot about the artists' personal and professional networks.

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The Survivors' Street: Ten Years of Life After Katrina

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:15am

NPR first visited Schnell Drive in St. Bernard Parish ten years ago, to speak with the Bordelon family as they rebuilt their home after Katrina's destruction. Unlike many, they're still there today.

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