"What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books."
—Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian, essayist
- Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:12:00 -0400
- Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl had committed suicide before the trial began.
- How A Tiny Fly's Ears Could Help You Hear Better Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:05:00 -0400
- The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears — it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.
- Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:13:00 -0400
- Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.
- FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:44:00 -0400
- The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.
- For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:07:00 -0400
- More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more.
- U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:37:00 -0400
- One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.
- States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:43:00 -0400
- People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.
- The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:34:00 -0400
- Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.
- Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:27:00 -0400
- The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.
- Getting Things Done At The Workshop School Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:03:00 -0400
- An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.
- Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:27:12 -0400
- The Michigan sheriff worried that the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black has turned orange jumpsuits into a fashion statement. So, they're out. And black and white stripes are back in.
- Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:00 -0400
- All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely.
- Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:00 -0400
- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.
- Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:00 -0400
- Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.
- Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:00 -0400
- From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.