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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

After the shooting death of one of his students, New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.
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Burden Of Proof Hurt State In N.J.-Exxon Settlement, Some Say

Officials released the details of the state's proposed $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil, calling it a historically large payout. But environmentalists say the deal is worse than they feared.
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Report Shreds 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story, But Many On Campus Have Moved On

A review of a story about an alleged rape is the latest in a long saga for the U. of Virginia. The fraternity implicated in the story plans to sue; advocates say fewer rape victims are coming forward.
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NASA Battles Rising Sea Levels To Protect Kennedy Space Center

Sea level rise is beginning to affect the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A protective dune not too far from the launchpads has collapsed.
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Framework Deal Raises Questions About Inspection Of Iranian Nuclear Sites

NPR's Melissa Block interviews David Albright, a former nuclear inspector and founder of the Institute for Science and International Security.
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Dodgers Eye World Series, Cubs Optimistic On Baseball's Opening Day

The Major League Baseball season begins in earnest Monday with a full slate of games. NPR's Melissa Block talks to ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez for a preview.
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Residents Fight Mark Twain National Forest Restoration Plan

The U.S. Forest Service wants to use fire, herbicides and chainsaws to cure ailing woods in the Mark Twain National Forest along the Missouri-Arkansas border.
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Gertrude Weaver, World's Oldest Woman, Dies At 116

She had assumed the title last week. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia. The world's oldest person is now Jeralean Talley, who lives in the Detroit area and was born May 23, 1899.
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Duke Faces Wisconsin (Not Kentucky) In NCAA Championship

Wisconsin will take on Duke in the NCAA men's college basketball championship Monday night in Indianapolis.
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In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

After months of turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., the city's residents are taking to the polls. Three council seats are up for election.

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