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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:39:00 -0400
The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics. 
When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:37:32 -0400
Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene. 
The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:03:00 -0400
If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive. 
In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:24:05 -0400
Even as investment in education technology grows, teachers say free tools are just as effective as paid ones. 
Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:14:07 -0400
Most of us aren't as maleficent as the fairy in "Sleeping Beauty," but we're still apt to spite others, even at risk of harming ourselves. Psychologists are trying to figure out why. 
CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:05:00 -0400
The White House has decided to provide more covert training and weapons, including anti-tank missiles, in a bid to counter President Bashar Assad's growing strength in the civil war. 
Education May Help Insulate The Brain Against Traumatic Injury  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:26:00 -0400
People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve. 
The Curious Practice Of Bringing Immigrants Back — To Deport Them  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:01:18 -0400
U.S. officers at the ports of entry are arresting undocumented immigrants as they try to leave the U.S. They're then prosecuted and sent to prison, only to be removed from the U.S. anyway. Why bother? That's a question people on all sides of the immigration debate are asking. 
Obama Administration Opens Review Of Its Deportation Policy  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:01:18 -0400
The Obama administration is reviewing its deportation policies in an effort to conduct enforcement more humanely, according to the White House. As part of the effort, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is listening to recommendations from a range of groups. 
Obama Raises Curtain On 4-Country East Asia Trip  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:01:18 -0400
President Obama is visiting East Asia, stopping in Japan and three other countries. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors. 
Justice Dept. Opens Door To Freedom For Some Nonviolent Offenders  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:01:18 -0400
The Justice Department is considering clemency for thousands of people who are incarcerated on nonviolent drug charges and who have also served at least 10 years of their sentences. 
Under Calif. Law With Teeth, Big-Time Lawsuits Hit Small Businesses  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:01:18 -0400
Some California lawyers and litigants have created a cottage industry around the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some plaintiffs file hundreds of complaints a year, collecting a living off small businesses that aren't compliant with the ADA. Small business advocates and community leaders say they focus on minority businesses because they make for easier targets. 
New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:01:00 -0400
Some New Yorkers are upset about the changing skyline that rims Central Park. They say that as the sun goes behind some of the city's new tall towers, there's a chilling effect to their shadows. 
Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:27:00 -0400
Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races? 
Georgia Law OKs Guns In Schools, Churches  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:50:00 -0400
The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the "guns everywhere bill," was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country. 
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National News From NPR
Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:39:00 -0400
When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:37:32 -0400
The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:03:00 -0400
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Ukrainian forces 'regain city hall'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:27:56 GMT
Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:08:02 GMT
Korea ferry disaster school reopens  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:57:44 GMT
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