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Measuring The Power Of A Prison Education 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:03:27 -0400 
    Inmates who took college-level courses while in prison saw a 16 percent drop in their risk of re-incarceration.

WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:27:00 -0400 
    The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:08:00 -0400 
    "Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," an activist in the movement said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the National Urban League today.

Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign? 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400 
    Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:50:00 -0400 
    Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

To Get Big-Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:58:00 -0400 
    Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.

New York Court: Chimps Are Still Property, Not People 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:08:00 -0400 
    The judge wrote that someday they may get legal rights, but courts don't embrace change quickly. The chimps are held by Stony Brook University.

The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:18:00 -0400 
    Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics' high school theater rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk? 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:58:00 -0400 
    A University of Cincinnati officer faces murder charges for the traffic stop death of Samuel DuBose, and now critics are questioning the growing trend of giving campus cops weapons.

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:16:00 -0400 
    A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.

Low-Income Teens Have Best Shot At Getting HPV Vaccine 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:16:00 -0400 
    Doctors have a hard time getting teenagers vaccinated, but they're making progress, according to data from the CDC. Low-income teens are most likely to get the first shot of HPV vaccine.

U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:13:00 -0400 
    NPR's Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new "sense of urgency" by many parties to end the conflict.

U.S. Authorities Can't Find Hunter Who Killed 'Cecil The Lion' 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:04:00 -0400 
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, but the agency says it has failed so far to track him down.

3 University Of Virginia Graduates Sue 'Rolling Stone' Over Retracted Story 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:31:00 -0400 
    Three UVA graduates at the center of the debunked story about rape at the school sued Rolling Stone, its publisher and the reporter for defamation. The magazine's managing editor resigned this week.

U.S. Couple Held In Egyptian Prison For 1 Year Over Unfounded Child Abuse 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:31:00 -0400 
    An Egyptian-American and her husband have been held in Cairo prisons for more than a year. They're accused of abusing street children in the shelter they ran, but the government has shown little evidence and may be after them because of suspected political activity.
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