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Federal Court Rules Against Missouri's Gay Marriage Ban

The U.S. District Court upheld a lower court's decision to strike down the voter-approved ban. The ruling comes a day after another federal judge affirmed same-sex marriage bans in four other states.
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Happy Birthday, 'Morning Edition!' Member Station Hosts Celebrate

We're celebrating our 35th birthday this week with family. Here's to our hosts at member stations around the country. Thanks for making us look — and sound — so good.
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For-Profit Colleges Sue The Federal Government Over Student Loan Rules

An industry group calls an attempt to regulate the career college industry "unlawful, arbitrary and irrational."
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Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

S. Donald Stookey created a synthetic ceramic glass in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.
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Pythagoras' iPhone: Is Listening A Lost Classroom Art?

We began our 50 Great Teachers series with a look at Socrates, which raised a question: Do educators focus enough on teaching students how to listen?
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Army Drops Use Of Term 'Negro' In Document

The document listed the term as an acceptable way to refer to African Americans. The Army said it removed it as soon as it noticed it.
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The Awkward Post-Election White House Lunch

President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. If history is a guide, they'll come out and describe it using polite terms.
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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.
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Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

The face of manufacturing has changed. In the future, the pool of workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with on-the-job education.
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Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.

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