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Supreme Court Will Hear TSA Whistleblower Case

The case pits the Department of Homeland Security against a former air marshal who told reporters about policies he didn't agree with, including a plan to not put agents on long flights.
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Rice Finds 'Purrfect' Angle To Recruit High School QB

A recruiting letter was catnip to a high school football star in Texas. J.T. Granato said yes to Rice University after getting a pitch in the mail. It was addressed to Granato's beloved cat.
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Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time

The ways learning happens in the US are shifting rapidly. We're out to capture learning in its natural habitat, from soccer fields to science labs, boardrooms to bedrooms. Welcome to NPR Ed.
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What We Learned From The Best Commencement Speeches Ever

Our new searchable database of commencement speeches brings you more than 300 of the best, tagged with the most enduring themes: Work hard. Change the world. And, of course, YOLO.
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Boy Tries To Win Over Girl With A Foul Ball

During a Blue Jays/Rangers game, a boy catches a foul ball. He gives it to an older girl, who flashes a big smile. Video shows he gave her a ball he already had in his hand — he kept the foul ball.
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AT&T To Buy DirecTV In Nearly $50 Billion Deal

The acquisition was approved by the boards of both companies over the weekend and announced on Sunday. The deal takes place at a time when the media landscape has been transformed by new technologies.
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Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays

Many grain bins and silos remain full, long after last fall's harvest because the railroads are behind in shipping. A slowdown in rail service is delaying deliveries of other commodities too.
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'Silver Tsunami' And Other Terms That Can Irk The Over-65 Set

Reporter Ina Jaffe covers aging for NPR. But many common terms for people formerly known as senior citizens have become stigmatized, she says — leaving her at a loss for words.
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Hacking The Brain With Electricity: Don't Try This At Home

Small jolts of electricity to the brain can treat diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. But some healthy people are trying electrical stimulation to make the brain sharper. And it may not be safe.
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Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

Pennsylvania is among six states holding primary elections Tuesday. Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.

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