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Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant That Lacks Customers?

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month by as much as 30 percent. Residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.
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Couple's Brown-Skin, Lighter-Skin Kids Face Double Standard

NPR's Michele Norris concludes her conversation with Marc Quarles of Pacific Grove, Calif. His six-word submission to The Race Card Project: "With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone: Thug."
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Numbers Dwindle Of Living Children Of Civil War Veterans

We meet two people who have lived long lives — plus their fathers served in the Civil War. Iris Jordan and Fred Upham spoke with National Geographic News for a story published online last week.
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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.
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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

Physicians have been warning for years about a coming shortage of primary care doctors. But others say primary care teams that include other types of health workers might fill the gap better.
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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.
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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.
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Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.
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Charles Manson, 80, Gets License To Wed 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

Afton Elaine Burton, who maintains websites advocating for Manson's innocence in the Tate-LaBianca murders, told The Associated Press that the wedding will be next month.
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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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