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College Students Can Learn To Drink Less, If Schools Help

Drinking too much may seem like an essential part of college life for many students. But interventions aimed at getting students to drink less dangerously do work, a study finds. The efforts need to go beyond generic online courses and involve students on a personal level.

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New Orleans' Former Mayor Ray Nagin In Court For Corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is on trial, facing federal bribery charges. Host Michel Martin speaks with New Orleans reporter Eileen Fleming about the case, and the controversial man at the center of the storm.
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Scammers Taking Advantage Of Retail Data Breaches

Hackers may have collected the financial data of millions of Target customers last holiday season. Now, scammers are trying to take advantage of the chaos. Sheryl Harris, consumer columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, talks to host Michel Martin about protecting your finances from bad guys.
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Teenagers Are 'Crazy' But Expert Says Behavior Is Vital To Development

Teenagers are often seen as impulsive and moody. But psychiatrist Daniel Siegel says it's time to rethink adolescence as a time of great opportunity, as well as challenge. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Siegel about the teenage brain and his new book Brainstorm. Parents Leslie Morgan Steiner and Aracely Panameno join in.
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Obama's State Of The Union, Playing On A Second Screen Near You

The Obama administration is flooding just about every major social media platform in its major digital push before — and during — the State of the Union address.
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How A Divorce Can Boost Health Insurance Subsidies

If a couple divorces, each person's eligibility for insurance-related tax credits will generally be based on his or her own annual income. The former spouse's income won't be counted, even if the couple filed taxes jointly the previous year.
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FDA Found Drugs Used In Food Animals To Be 'High Risk'

Documents show that Food and Drug Administration scientists allowed 18 drugs to be sold to farmers despite a risk to human health. Critics say the agency now needs to get companies to commit to phasing out the drugs given to animals at low doses to make them grow faster.
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One Way Lawmakers Are Trying To Prevent Government IT Disasters

HealthCare.gov's launch problems inspired legislation aimed at ending a cycle of costly federal IT failures. The measure would create a Digital Government Office charged with reviewing and guiding major IT projects and boost competition for contracts.
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5 Things To Expect In Obama's State Of The Union Address

The populist issue of income inequality will get a full airing in President Obama's fifth State of the Union speech. But immigration could run a close second in a speech designed to advance the president's second term agenda.

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Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contracts

The president will announce in his State of the Union address that he's signing an executive order to lift the pay in new federal contracts. A top adviser tells NPR that Obama has "warmed up to" the idea of using executive orders to move his agenda ahead.

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