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Effects Of Postal Service Cuts Could Ripple Through Middle Class

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Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Philip Rubio, assistant professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University, about how the series of cuts in Saturday delivery, office closures and other budget-saving measures will affect groups that have historically relied on jobs with the Postal Service. Rubio is the author of There's Always Work at the Post Office. Before he became a history professor, Rubio carried mail for the Postal Service for 20 years.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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