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The Sad Death Of An Adjunct Professor Sparks A Labor Debate

After 25 years of teaching French for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, 83-year-old Margaret Mary Vojtko was let go. She died shortly after, penniless and nearly homeless. Her story has spurred sharp anger over the treatment of part-time faculty.
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Bostonians Vote On New Subway Map

Map expert Max Roberts says Boston's polling of residents on a subway map is a bad idea. The University of Essex psychology lecturer tells host Rachel Martin that in subway maps, the correlation between usability and likability is zero.
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The Promises And Pitfalls Of Social Media — For Police

More and more, cops are using social media as a tool to investigate crimes and reach out to their communities. And it's not just a fad of funny tweets or YouTube surveillance videos — some are saying it's becoming a necessary tool for policing.
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An Introduction To What's New And What's Next

The online magazine Ozy launched Monday, offering readers a streamlined site with original reporting and a look at trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson talks about his vision for the site.
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Hollywood's Chinese Theater Reopens After Makeover

The iconic Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood reopens to the public this weekend after a four-month renovation. The venue now holds one of the nation's largest IMAX screens. And it has a new name, after a purchase from Chinese TV maker TCL.
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Stuck In Poverty Amid Signs Of Recovery

The U.S. poverty rate has remained at about 15 percent for the third year in a row. Despite signs of an improving economy, getting out of poverty continues to be a challenge for many Americans.
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New York's Next Mayor, Bound To Be A Brooklynite

Brooklyn emerged as the big winner in New York City's mayoral primary. Republican candidate Joe Lhota and Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio both live there. That means New York will have a mayor from Brooklyn for the first time since the 1970s, and many hope it will shift power away from Manhattan.
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What's Next In The Congressional Budget Showdown?

A measure from the Republican-controlled House to temporarily fund the government while crippling the Affordable Care Act now goes to the Senate. But that chamber, controlled by Democrats, won't follow suit. And the clock is ticking toward a possible government shutdown.
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Obamacare Stars As Villain In Alabama Special Election

The special election to replace former Republican Rep. Jo Bonner serves as a useful barometer for gauging the ferocity of opposition to the Affordable Care Act among the party faithful. In one campaign ad, a GOP candidate throws a copy of the health care law into a trash can.
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The Other Side Of The Economic Divide

One dinner at a restaurant cost NPR reporter Pam Fessler about the same as what one of her interview subjects gets for two weeks on welfare. Fessler, who reports on poverty for NPR, reflects on how much divides her and the people she covers.

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