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Netanyahu Says A Palestinian State Is 'Unachievable' Today

Israel's prime minister tells NPR he doesn't want a "zero-state solution" that will jeopardize Israel's existence. Separately, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses Netanyahu of "exporting fear."
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'Looks Like Laury' Shines The Power Of Friendship On A Failing Mind

When actress and writer Laury Sacks started losing words fast, her best friends, who happened to be filmmakers, captured her experience. Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury shows how they reached her.
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Obama Orders Reduction In Government's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

He directed the federal government to cut emissions by 40 percent within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.
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What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?

President Obama called the idea of mandatory voting potentially "transformative." That's true, and Democrats might love it, but it's not likely to happen.
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Virginia's Governor Orders Inquiry Into Black Student's Bloody Arrest

The case created an uproar after photos emerged showing a member of U.Va.'s Honor Committee bleeding as he lay on the sidewalk with a uniformed Alcoholic Beverage Control agent crouching over him.
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For A Good Snooze, Take One Melatonin, Add Eye Mask And Earplugs

Hospitals are notoriously difficult places to sleep, despite efforts to make them less noisy. Cheap, simple workarounds can help, a study says. Taking the sleep hormone melatonin helped the most.
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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.
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A Chinese Tourism Boom Has South Koreans Cramming

South Korea is the top foreign destination for Chinese tourists, which means Koreans are scrambling to adjust to the hordes of travelers from the mainland.
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When The KKK Was Mainstream

In 1920s America the insidious Invisible Empire was not only visible; it participated in otherwise polite society.
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Questions To Ask About Ed-Tech At Your Kids' School

America's schools are rocketing into the digital age. But parents are often in the dark as to how or, more importantly, why.

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