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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

1 hour 29 min ago

The Labor Department's latest report comes on the heels of an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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NASA Probe To Arrive At Dwarf Planet

6 hours 18 min ago

On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.

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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

6 hours 24 min ago

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

6 hours 26 min ago

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

6 hours 28 min ago

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

6 hours 29 min ago

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

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Coroner Identifies Homeless Man On Skid Row Killed By LAPD

6 hours 37 min ago

Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.

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Actor Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash; Son Says He's OK

March 5, 2015 - 7:50pm

The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles area golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.

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Argentine Prosecutor Was 'Without A Doubt' Murdered, Says Family

March 5, 2015 - 7:23pm

Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman's ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.

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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

March 5, 2015 - 5:48pm

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.

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Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

March 5, 2015 - 5:10pm

A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.

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Arsenic Antidote Hidden In Our Genes

March 5, 2015 - 4:56pm

Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.

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Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

March 5, 2015 - 4:55pm

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.

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Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

March 5, 2015 - 4:46pm

Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?

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Edmund Pettus: The Man And Namesake Of The Iconic Selma Bridge

March 5, 2015 - 4:36pm

The distinctive white arches looming over the Edmund Pettus Bridge are in pretty much every photo about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in Alabama. But many folks don't know about the man the bridge was named for, and like many people, he has a complicated past.

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The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

March 5, 2015 - 4:36pm

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

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Boko Haram Takes A Page From ISIS Propaganda Playbook

March 5, 2015 - 4:35pm

The Nigerian Islamist militant group has traded grainy videos for slick productions. This week, Boko Haram posted a video purportedly showing the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying.

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Cardinal Egan, Ex-Archbishop Of New York, Dies

March 5, 2015 - 4:19pm

The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.

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Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle In Tikrit

March 5, 2015 - 4:01pm

Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.

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A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

March 5, 2015 - 3:56pm

Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?

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