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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:41:48 -0400 
    In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.


As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:40:00 -0400 
    A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.


Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:39:00 -0400 
    Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.


After Losing A Leg, Woman Walks On Her Own — In 4-Inch Heels 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:37:40 -0400 
    A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.


College Board Provides A glimpse Of New SAT 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:26:00 -0400 
    Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday. The College Board announced last month the test will include real-world applications and more analysis.


GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:11:00 -0400 
    General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.


NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Unit That Spied On Muslims 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:06:00 -0400 
    The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.


Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:47:00 -0400 
    Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.


The Long Wait On Safety Rules For The 'Soda Can' Of Rail Cars 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:12:00 -0400 
    Nine months after the deadly crash of a runaway oil train just over the U.S. border in Canada, U.S. regulators still haven't enacted new safety standards for tank cars known for their thin shells.


Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:04:00 -0400 
    Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8."


Oil Is Not All That's Booming In North Dakota — So Is Drug Trade 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:52 -0400 
    Local and federal authorities worry over a rise in North Dakota's drug trade. Sharon Cohen of the Associated Press explains the proposed solutions to the issue, which some tie to the recent oil boom.


Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:52 -0400 
    In Alabama, Stephen Black is trying to get college graduates to stay in the state and make life better for Alabamans. His inspiration is his grandfather, the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.


Between Heartbleed And Homeland, NSA Treads Cybersecurity Gray Area 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:52 -0400 
    Amid controversy over the Heartbleed security bug, the White House clarified how U.S. intelligence agencies must handle such bugs. Bloomberg Businessweek cybersecurity reporter Michael Riley explains.


Yearly Homecoming Makes For A Springtime Fish Frenzy 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:52 -0400 
    Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.


Boston Mourns A Tragic Anniversary With Voices Of Victims 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:00:52 -0400 
    One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:41:48 -0400
As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:40:00 -0400
Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:39:00 -0400
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