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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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Softballers Face A Fielder's Choice: When To Wear A Face Mask?

Softball is among the safest high school sports, but injuries do happen, especially from line drives. One Texas district is making some girls put on face masks before they step on the field.
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Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.
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Nigerian Church Spreads African-Style Zeal Across North America

White missionaries used to travel to Africa to save souls. Today, the trend is reversed, as evangelists from the global south target Americans and Europeans they say are ripe for Christian renewal.
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Putting A Face Behind The 'Sting Of The Drone'

NPR's Lynn Neary talks to former national coordinator for Security and Counter-Terrorism Richard A. Clarke. He's written a new thriller, Sting of the Drone, a fictional look at the U.S. drone program.
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Court User Fees Bill Defendants For Their Punishment

Courts have found a new source of funding by charging fees to defendants who go through the criminal justice system. NPR's Joe Shapiro tells NPR's Lynn Neary about his year-long investigation into the fees.
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McConnell Faces Challenge From The Right In Tuesday Midterms

On Tuesday, voters in six states head to the polls for primary elections. NPR's Charles Mahtesian gives NPR's Lynn Neary a preview of what to expect.
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Poverty, A Frustrating Mix Of Bad Choices And Bad Luck

Stories about poverty can evoke strong reactions, in part because Americans are conflicted about the topic. Both bad circumstances and bad choices can be the cause.

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