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"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel


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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:41:00 -0400
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons. 
Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0400
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years." 
What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:03:15 -0400
Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS. 
A Timeline Of Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Trade  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:03:00 -0400
The presidential hopeful has had trouble being consistent on trade. Labor unions are important in Democratic politics, but her work as secretary of state is putting her in a bind on trade. 
ISIS' Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Style Concerns U.S. Authorities  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:07:00 -0400
Federal authorities in Minnesota announced that six young Somali-Americans had been arrested for attempting to travel to Syria to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. 
White House Pushes For Fast-Track Trade Authority  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:07:00 -0400
On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments. 
Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:07:00 -0400
The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new measure would be. 
Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:58:00 -0400
In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope. 
Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:57:00 -0400
The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food. 
What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:56:00 -0400
Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away? 
National Guard Seeks New Mission After War  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:53:00 -0400
Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 
At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:12:00 -0400
Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory. 
Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:08:00 -0400
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message. 
Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:27:00 -0400
The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary. 
Alex Rodriguez Closes In On 660 Homerun Record Set By Willie Mays  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:32 -0400
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Mark Feinsand, Yankees beat writer with the New York Daily News, about Alex Rodriguez's game this year and how he is expected to surpass Willie Mays' 660 homerun record. 
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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:41:00 -0400
Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0400
What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:03:15 -0400
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Med deaths in 2015 'may hit 30,000'  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:03:00 GMT
Egypt's Morsi jailed for 20 years  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:32:27 GMT
Japan train sets new speed record  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:54:34 GMT
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