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Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.
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Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
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What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.
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Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

When Gov. Mike Pence signed a law that allows his state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples, he could hardly have anticipated the dramatic backlash he's received.
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Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots

German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
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Man Brings Joy And New Shoes To Somali Refugees

In Clarkston, Ga., a Somali American man named Omar Shekhey helps refugees get settled in their new lives.
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Expert: Iranians In Favor Of Nuclear Deal

A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.
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Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

Southeastern Indiana is battling an HIV outbreak. The new cases are mostly linked to injection drug use and have reignited a debate over needle exchanges, which are currently illegal in the state.
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Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

An Ohio music teacher looks back at the school that defined her more than 30 years of teaching.
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Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos

Frito-Lay has reformulated Flamin' Hot Cheetos to meet new federal nutrition standards for school snacks. That's been a big hit with school kids, but the rules' creators say the snack is still junk.

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