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Parks Service Surveys The Environment's Accoustical Health

The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.
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Ash Carter Says U.S. Is Considering A Slower Exit From Afghanistan

The defense secretary said Saturday that the U.S. may slow its withdrawal from Afghanistan to make sure "progress sticks." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analyst Network.
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Pot Policy Splits Native Americans Over Whether Business Is Worth It

Some tribes are trying to set up growing operations after the Justice Department announced it would back off enforcement. Others worry about the potential for substance abuse.
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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn't even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn't comply with Academy rules.
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If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.
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FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.
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Texas Court Ruling Leaves Undocumented Immigrants In Legal Limbo

Immigration advocacy groups met yesterday to talk about what is next for those who want to apply for temporary protections offered by President Obama. A Texas judge recently blocked those actions.
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Washington Shooting Victim Was Unarmed, Except For Rocks

On Feb. 10, police in the city of Pasco, Wash., shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who had been throwing rocks at motorists. The shooting and prompted protests locally and internationally.
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Professional Dumpster Diver On Finding Hidden Treasure Within The Trash

You've heard the cliche, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Matt Malone has uncovered goodies in the trash that anyone would consider valuable. He's a professional dumpster diver.
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After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

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