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Many Seniors Accepted To First-Choice Colleges Go Elsewhere

Almost half of college freshmen surveyed last year had enrolled in schools that weren't at the top of their list — not because they didn't get in, but because of costs.
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American Freshman Survey: Money Plays A Role In College Selection

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.
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Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.
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Feds List Schools Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

The White House told colleges and universities to take tougher actions to stop sexual assault. The Education Department released a list of schools under investigation for their handling of assaults.
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Columnist: Plantation Mentality Still Exists In Pro Sports

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to New York Times sports columnist William c. Rhoden about the Donald Sterling controversy, and the relationship between professional sports and race.
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Quiet Zone Shuns Cell Service, Wi-Fi

The National Radio Quiet Zone is a 13,000-square-miles area in West Virginia where cell phones and WI-FI are banned. (This piece originally aired Oct. 8, 2013 on Morning Edition.)
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Obamacare Sign-Ups Show Wide Variation By State, Ethnicity

Nearly half the 8 million people who bought health insurance through the state and federal exchanges signed up in the last six weeks. Florida enrolled 39 percent of those eligible, despite opposition.
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Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.
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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.
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Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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