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The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

March 5, 2015 - 7:03am

In the centennial year of Booker T. Washington's death, for our 50 Great Teachers project NPR Ed decided to look back at his leadership.

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Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality

March 5, 2015 - 4:03am

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.

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In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

March 5, 2015 - 3:57am

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.

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Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

March 5, 2015 - 3:45am

The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.

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Boris Nemtsov: 'He Directed His Words Against Putin Himself'

March 5, 2015 - 3:44am

Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, who followed Boris Nemtsov's career for 27 years, says he was one of the few Russian political figures willing to directly criticize President Vladimir Putin.

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Infertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggs

March 5, 2015 - 3:43am

The technique aims to rejuvenate a woman's eggs using mitochondria from cells extracted from her ovaries. A Toronto clinic's first births are due soon, and some doctors are worried about side effects.

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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

March 4, 2015 - 11:08pm

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy The Key Votes In Health Law Case

March 4, 2015 - 7:40pm

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case

March 4, 2015 - 7:40pm

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?

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Many French Muslims Find Lives Of Integration, Not Separation

March 4, 2015 - 7:37pm

Despite a minority suspected of holding extremist views, the vast majority of French Muslims say they feel fully integrated into society. France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe.

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Many French Muslims Find Lives Of Integration, Not Separation

March 4, 2015 - 7:37pm

Despite a minority suspected of holding extremist views, the vast majority of French Muslims say they feel fully integrated into society. France has the largest number of Muslims in Western Europe.

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American Ambassador Attacked In South Korea

March 4, 2015 - 6:31pm

State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf said the motivation for the attack on Mark Lippert is unknown. The injuries, Harf said, are not life-threatening.

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House Benghazi Committee Issues Subpoena For Clinton Emails

March 4, 2015 - 6:18pm

This week, news emerged that Hillary Clinton used a personal email address during her time as secretary of state. The committee has also directed Internet firms to protect documents.

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Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No

March 4, 2015 - 6:11pm

Racism in soccer has been making headlines again, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is now talking about relegating teams.

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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

March 4, 2015 - 5:54pm

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.

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How To Help Children Orphaned By Ebola

March 4, 2015 - 5:36pm

More than 16,000 children have lost a parent to Ebola. Almost all of these children have found a home with a relative, but they still have basic needs such as food and clothes for school.

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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

March 4, 2015 - 5:28pm

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

March 4, 2015 - 4:38pm

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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In LA, Clearing A Backlog Of Aging Instruments

March 4, 2015 - 4:26pm

The district has made progress, but many students are stuck with broken strings, squeaky horns and out-of-tune pianos.

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A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

March 4, 2015 - 4:26pm

If the Supreme Court strikes down subsidies, millions of people could no longer afford health insurance. And premiums for others would rise dramatically, as healthier people leave the marketplace.

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