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New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

NPR Education - October 23, 2014 - 4:22pm

At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

NPR Health&Science - October 23, 2014 - 4:22pm

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 3:49pm

An independent investigation found that the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.

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Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

NPR Education - October 23, 2014 - 3:49pm

An independent investigation found that the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 3:05pm

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

NPR Politics - October 23, 2014 - 3:05pm

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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U.S.-Led Strikes In Syria Have Killed 553, Activists Say

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 3:02pm

Most of those killed — 464 — were fighters with the Islamic State. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also counted 32 civilians among the dead.

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10-23-2014 Marketplace - Blue chipped

Marketplace - October 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
With a trend of dismal earnings for the likes of IBM, Coke and McDonald's, blue chip companies appear to have lost their sheen. We trace the evolution of the blue chip company since its beginnings, and ask what does it mean today – and who are the new generation of blue chip companies. Plus, we're going there: Email.  It's a giant time waster, expensive productivity suck, and all over pain in the...
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You'll Want To Accept The Dinner Invitation To 'The Immortal Evening'

NPR Arts & Culture - October 23, 2014 - 2:06pm

On a cold evening in London in 1817, painter Benjamin Haydon hosted a dinner with the likes of Keats and Wordsworth. Critic Stanley Plumly recreates the crackling conversation about art and science.

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How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 1:55pm

It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.

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'Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

NPR Arts & Culture - October 23, 2014 - 1:22pm

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn't you pack your burgers too tight? Two America's Test Kitchen editors explain.

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I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 12:41pm

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.

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Ottawa Attack Seen As Canada's Security Wake-Up Call

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 12:41pm

In Canada, the front door to Parliament is often left unlocked, but after Wednesday's attack, that's likely to change.

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Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 12:31pm

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

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Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 11:49am

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

NPR Health&Science - October 23, 2014 - 11:49am

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 11:11am

More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is membership falling?

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 10:52am

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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Canada's Parliament Gives Sergeant-At-Arms Standing Ovation

NPR News - October 23, 2014 - 10:42am

Kevin Vickers, 58, is being hailed as a hero for reportedly firing the shots that took down the gunman in Ottawa.

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