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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

NPR Education - July 30, 2014 - 8:03am

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges

NPR Education - July 30, 2014 - 8:03am

Vergara v. California dealt a serious blow to teacher tenure and seniority laws in that state. And anti-tenure groups say their movement is spreading.

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An Unconventional Family On The Road To Happiness In 'Lucky Us'

NPR Arts & Culture - July 30, 2014 - 7:03am

Amy Bloom's new novel follows two half-sisters from a disastrous stint in 1920s Hollywood, to happiness with an unexpected, impromptu family group in the disruptive years around World War II.

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An Unconventional Family On The Road To Happiness In 'Lucky Us'

NPR Arts & Culture - July 30, 2014 - 7:03am

Amy Bloom's new novel follows two half-sisters from a disastrous stint in 1920s Hollywood, to happiness with an unexpected, impromptu family group in the disruptive years around World War II.

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UCLA Floods As Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 7:00am

It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, parts of the UCLA campus were deluged, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

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Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons Of Water, Flooding UCLA

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 7:00am

It took officials about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. By then, the UCLA campus was under water, with some staircases looking like waterfalls.

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France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

Morning Edition - July 30, 2014 - 6:09am

The models say they have no job security or vacation pay and aren't allowed to collect tips. Organizers have said "not just anyone can take their clothes off and hold a pose."

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NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

Morning Edition - July 30, 2014 - 5:58am

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 5:58am

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit over its head injury policies, pending approval. Supporters laud a $70 million fund for medical monitoring; others say there's no money for injured players.

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During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment?

Morning Edition - July 30, 2014 - 5:56am

Chicago police faced an epidemic of crime — and, with it, pressure to solve high-profile cases. Linda Wertheimer talks with reporter Nicholas Schmidle about a murder case and his New Yorker piece.

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Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots

Morning Edition - July 30, 2014 - 5:37am

The Hanwha Eagles lost over 400 games in five years. But online fans have stayed true. Now remote fans can control robots at the stadium that are wearing jerseys, cheering and bearing the fans' faces.

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After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

Morning Edition - July 30, 2014 - 5:30am

A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.

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After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 5:30am

A U.N. spokesman said Israeli tank shells hit the school Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90. The agency is housing scores of people displaced by the fighting in schools across Gaza.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

Morning Edition - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

Health workers are trying to convince parents to let their children take a vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Researchers from Harvard polled the parents; the results surprised them.

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Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

Health workers are trying to convince parents to let their children take a vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Researchers from Harvard polled the parents; the results surprised them.

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Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.

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U.S., EU Try To Turn Up The Heat On Russia

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

The U.S. and EU announced more sanctions against Russia because of its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions are more wide-ranging than previous efforts to target the ruling elite.

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Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Succumbs To The Disease

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

Sheik Humarr Khan, one of the doctors fighting to control West Africa's largest Ebola outbreak, died Tuesday in Sierra Leone. He was 39.

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California Pharmacists Resist Translating Medicine Labels

NPR News - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

Adding a translation to the English label would require bigger bottles, pharmacists say. They worry patients would wind up carrying a few pills around loose — without any instructions at all.

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Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

Morning Edition - July 30, 2014 - 4:59am

Wildfire season has intensified early in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon and Washington are turning to the federal government for assistance in fighting the fires and cleaning up the mess left behind.

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