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Parsing Fact From Fiction In 'Won't Back Down'

With a star-studded cast and a catchy title, Won't Back Down tells a powerful story that champions charter schools, vilifies teachers unions and lionizes parents who organize to take over a bad school. But how much of the movie is accurate and how much is fiction?
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Easy Money May Boost Economy But At What Cost?

Central banks in the U.S., Japan and Europe are easing credit, putting more money into the global economy. Some economists see these actions as necessary and appropriate. Others warn that it may actually restrict the flow of cash.
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Hiring Outlook For College Graduates Improves

The report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says hiring for the upcoming class of graduates will jump 13 percent from a year ago. But the improvement won't get the job market for new grads back to where it was before the recession.
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Ryder Cup: Where Golf Meets College Football

This weekend, professional golf turns into a team sport. The United States takes on Europe for the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago. David Greene talks to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan about the matchup.
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Voter's Words That Sparked A Debate Are Clarified

Morning Edition follows up on a story that prompted some debate among our listeners when it first aired a month ago. It was a quote from a voter in Indianapolis about the President and Mrs. Obama. On Thursday, NPR's Ari Shapiro ran into the same voter halfway across the country and followed up with her.
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Coal Mine Company Denies Responsibility Despite Disaster Settlement

The Labor Department says a Thursday settlement in the 2007 Crandall Canyon mine disaster clearly leaves mine owner Murray Energy with "acknowledged responsibility for the failures that led to the tragedy." The settlement must still be approved by an administrative law judge.
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Judge Orders Man Behind Anti-Muslim Film Jailed

The federal judge said Thursday that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was a flight risk. Prosecutors say he violated the terms of his probation. Nakoula was identified as the "key figure" behind Innocence of Muslims, the film that sparked riots across the Muslim world.

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