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"Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults."

—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher

 

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What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:52:05 -0500
A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy. 
When Thanksgiving Was Weird  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:50:00 -0500
Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day. 
As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:49:13 -0500
Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home. 
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:59:00 -0500
The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78. 
Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:20:00 -0500
President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes. 
Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:19:00 -0500
A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm. 
UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:00 -0500
In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room. 
Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:34:00 -0500
The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season. 
Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive. 
In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. 
London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes. 
Asians — Not Just Latinos — Benefit From Obama's Immigration Action  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies. 
Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:00 -0500
A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday. 
House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:52:00 -0500
The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012. 
Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:05:00 -0500
The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers. 
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National News From NPR
What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:52:05 -0500
When Thanksgiving Was Weird  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:50:00 -0500
As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:49:13 -0500
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Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:41:56 GMT
Tunisia in landmark presidency poll  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:13:38 GMT
Hamilton eyes 'biggest day of life'  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:36:12 GMT
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