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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.
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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.
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The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.
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Is The Election Over Yet?

Election Day has come and gone, but in some midterm races there's still no winner just yet.
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Back In Washington, Louisiana's Senate Campaigns Continue

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, candidates in the state's runoff election for Senate, are each pushing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone pipeline.
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Obama Plans To Use Executive Action To Reshape Immigration

Obama has said he will take executive action on immigration by the end of the year; now, as NPR's Tamara Keith tells Audie Cornish, there are reports he could act as soon as the end of next week.
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U.S. Strategy On ISIS Comes Under Fire At Congressional Hearing

At the first congressional hearing on ISIS since the U.S. began bombing that force in Syria, Republicans called for U.S. boots on the ground, while Democrats questioned whether Iraq's troops and Syria's rebels can be relied on to fight. Congress is considering new authorization for the campaign.
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McConnell Elected To Lead Senate GOP; Boehner, Reid Return To Party Posts

Senate Democrats and Republicans, as well as the House GOP caucus, held closed-door elections today to select their leaders. NPR's Ailsa Chang and Juana Summers explain what this means and why it matters.
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Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?
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Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

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