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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."
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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.
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America's Obsession With Sharks Has A Long History

America's obsession with sharks dates to 1916 and a series of attacks along the Jersey Shore — and includes a forgotten act of courage.
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Chicago Students To News Media: 'You Don't Know Us'

In response to the media's coverage of crime in their neighborhood, a group of students wrote an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune. NPR's Scott Simon talks with two of those students and their teacher.
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Comedian Irwin Corey Turns 100

"Professor" Irwin Corey is known as "the world's foremost authority." His birthday bash was held this week at the Actors Temple in New York City.
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Atlanta Hospital Prepares To Treat 2 Ebola Patients

Two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus are being flown from West Africa to the U.S. Emory University Hospital says they'll have a state-of-the-art containment unit.
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Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?
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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.
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Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
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GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

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