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Education Secretary Loses Some Of His Luster

Arne Duncan has expressed regret for his dismissive comment about the opposition of "white suburban moms" to Common Core standards, but the flap won't soon be forgotten.
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Selfies: The World Is More Interesting Because I'm In It

"Selfie" is the new word of the year, chosen by Oxford Dictionaries. Tell Me More and NPR's Social Media Project Manager Kate Myers talk about why people love sharing "selfies."
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Can A Fish Farm Be Organic? That's Up For Debate

The federal government is struggling to figure out how to fit fish farms into the National Organic Program, which regulates organic land-based farms. Environmentalists argue that fish farms shouldn't quality for an organic label if they don't use organic feed.
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Tech Team Podcast Episode 2: The Sharing Economy

If you missed any of the technology reporting team's reporting on the sharing, (or peer-to-peer) economy, you can catch up with our downloadable podcast of all the stories.
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Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey Among 16 Honored At White House

Among others receiving the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom: writer/activist Gloria Steinem, newspaper editor Ben Bradlee and jazz musician Arturo Sandoval. Posthumous honors went to astronaut Sally Ride, Sen. Daniel Inouye and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
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What You Need To Know About The Iranian Nuclear Talks

A nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers would be a major breakthrough after years of stalemate. But it's just a first step, and there are plenty of critics who don't think an agreement will work.
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Florida Congressman Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, a Republican, was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $250. He's planning to seek treatment.
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Hospitals Say They Had Room To Help Before Virginia Tragedy

Authorities are piecing together what happened at the home of Virginia lawmaker Creigh Deeds. They're also looking into whether Deeds' son Gus could have gotten more psychiatric help the day before he may have attacked his father and then killed himself.
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White Supremacist Murderer Who Shot Larry Flynt Is Executed

Joseph Paul Franklin, who was convicted of eight murders, suspected in as many as 20 others and who shot Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1978, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri. He also shot and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan in 1980.
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Early Warnings Saved Lives In Weekend Storms

The death toll from Sunday's tornado outbreak across the Midwest stands at eight. Many of those who witnessed the devastation say they're shocked that number isn't higher. Early warnings delivered by text message may have helped limit the casualties.

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