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Teen Smoking Hits A 22-Year Low, But Other Tobacco Uses Rise

Public health officials have dreamed of getting cigarette use down to 16 percent of teens, and that day has come. But some are turning to hookahs and electronic cigarettes, so the news isn't all good.
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Who Runs The World? Rutgers Says Beyonce

Rutgers University students now have a homework assignment they might look forward to: Listening to Beyonce. Professor Kevin Allred discusses his course, Politicizing Beyonce.
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Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

The House majority leader says he will step down from that post after a surprise loss. For more, host Michel Martin speaks with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Univision's Fernando Espuelas.
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Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

A California judge ruled that the state's teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional because they disproportionately affect poor and/or minority students. Education Week's Stephen Sawchuk explains.
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President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

President Obama signed an order that will cap student loan repayments at 10 percent of income for millions of borrowers. Georgetown University's Anthony Carnevale discusses whether it will help.
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How Dreaming Big Led One TV Star To His Big Break

Before Cesar Millan became a TV personality, he was a homeless, undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a dream. He reveals how his career took off as part of NPR's series, "My Big Break."
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Forget 10,000 Steps. For Happy Knees, 6,000 Will Do It

People are often told to walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. But if your goal is to avoid being crippled by knee arthritis, just 6,000 a day will to it, a study finds. And 3,000 is a good start.
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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they've long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.
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President George H.W. Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday With Parachute Jump

The former president had vowed on his 85th birthday that he would repeat a parachute jump on his 90th. Today's jump was his eighth.
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New Jersey Ambulance Companies Take Medicare For A Ride

The Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient. A crackdown is set to start, but at one big dialysis center, ambulances remain everywhere.

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