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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:46:00 -0500
Making pot legal for adults makes it more likely that teens will use it too, according to the nation's pediatricians. And that's a problem, because marijuana harms developing brains. 
'Quad Copter' Flew Into, Crashed On White House Grounds, Secret Service Says  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:18:00 -0500
The Secret Service says the overnight incident is being investigated. The White House says the device posed no threat. The president and the first lady are in India. 
Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:03:00 -0500
A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time. 
From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:03:00 -0500
The potentially historic nor'easter could bring more than 2 feet of snow to the region today and Tuesday. Travel is expected to be affected, with thousands of flights already canceled. 
Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0500
In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines. 
Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0500
Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game. 
High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:59:00 -0500
Returning immediately to demanding physical or mental activities after a concussion can be bad for the brain, neuroscientists agree. But what about after symptoms resolve? How much rest is best? 
Threats Prompt 2 Plane Evacuations At Seattle-Tacoma Airport  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:41:00 -0500
A JetBlue flight from Long Beach, Calif., and a SkyWest jet from Phoenix were involved. On Saturday, bomb threats targeted 2 jets bound for Atlanta. It's unclear if any of the threats were connected. 
Black Doll Show Inspires With Wakandan Heroes And Jazz Superstars  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:23:00 -0500
For 34 years, the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles has showcased diverse dolls for children. This year's theme, Jazz Superheroes, incorporates Marvel characters and musical giants. 
Rising Oceans A Slow-Moving Disaster, But Also A Business Opportunity  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:12:00 -0500
Miami is being swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean. NPR's Arun Rath talks to reporter Laura Parker about how developers in south Florida are hoping to capitalize on rising water levels. 
Obama Proposes New Protections For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:54:00 -0500
The president recommends more than 12 million acres of the region receive the highest level of protection available for public lands. 
'Blizzard-Like' Conditions Set To Hit Northeast  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:29:00 -0500
A major storm system, expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, could dump as much as two feet of snow in some areas. 
A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:24:00 -0500
Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion. 
'Walking The Walk' With Students ... And Screaming Fans  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:13:00 -0500
When their students are asleep, these teachers are onstage in LA's punk rock scene. 
Obama Begins 3-Day Visit To India  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:00:00 -0500
President Obama met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to White House correspondent Scott Horsley about the bilateral talks.