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Impeach Obama! (And FDR, Eisenhower, Carter, Reagan, Etc.)

President Obama is as likely to be impeached as he is to be a lottery pick in next year's NBA draft. That doesn't mean calls for his impeachment will end anytime soon.

Patients Love A Gentler Approach To Surgery, But Surgeons Balk

There's no evidence of benefit for many of the procedures surgeons subject patients to. A few hospitals are getting rid of time-honored practices, like fasting before an operation, because studies have found that patients come out stronger and happier without them. But traditions are hard to change.

U.S. 'Ought To Respect' State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy Says

Sen. Patrick Leahy is asking the Justice Department to clarify its policy on state marijuana laws that clash with stricter federal rules. Leahy's been seeking answers ever since Washington and Colorado voters approved marijuana for recreational use last year.

Facebook: U.S. Wanted Data On 20,000 Of Its Users This Year

Governments in 74 countries wanted information on 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, according to a report released by the social media giant.

Garage Where Woodward Met With 'Deep Throat' To Be Torn Down

As developers "follow the money," they've got their eye on the location in Arlington, Va. It will be several years before all the approvals come in, but it's expected that the garage will soon be just a part of history, not something to see.

Sec. Of Education: Graduation Rates 'Nothing We Can Be Proud Of'

Tell Me More checks in with the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, about the biggest challenges educators, parents and students face in schools today. He talks with host Michel Martin about education as a civil rights issue.

More Than A Number? Educators On What Standardized Testing Means

Host Michel Martin hears from a group of teachers about how education policies and technology are changing today's classrooms. She's joined by fifth grade teacher Rafe Esquith, third grade teacher Tequila Pennington-Calwise and school librarian Elissa Malespina.

Reporter's Notebook On Education Challenges

NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez opens up his notebook to share some of the education stories he's been covering this year. He talks with host Michel Martin about claims of segregation in Memphis schools, and the controversy over new education standards.

Youth Wish List For Changing Education

Host Michel Martin gets perspective from two recent high school grads on what's working, and what isn't in schools. She speaks with Elijah Miles, a freshman at Morgan State University in Maryland, and Kashawn Campbell, a sophomore at UC Berkley.

Twitter Education Feedback: Good Sentiments But...

Tell Me More Editor Ammad Omar highlights some of the Twitter education conversations going on at #NPREdChat.