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Taking Chances With Lottery For High-Skilled Workers' Visas

The deadline for H-1B Visa applications is April 1. In the week after that deadline, a lottery system will determine which high-skilled workers are able to stay and work in the US. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Bhavik Bhatt, who has already struck out once before in the lottery, but is taking his chances again.
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By Any Other Name, Does Vermont's Maple Syrup Taste As Sweet?

Forget "Grade A" — Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.
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Arizona Fans Riot After Close March Madness Loss

Students and fans hurled beer and fireworks at police after an overtime defeat Saturday night. The police responded with dozens of rounds of pepper balls and force.
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What A Small Town's Teen Pregnancy Turnaround Can Teach The U.S.

Denmark, S.C., once had one of the state's highest teen pregnancy rates, but in the last 30 years, sex education programs have helped lower that rate to one of the state's lowest.
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List Of Those Missing In Washington Mudslide Shrinks By Two-Thirds

The list of people who aren't accounted for has continued to shrink since early reports that nearly 200 people were missing after the mudslide. Officials have raised the death toll to 18 people.
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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.
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Washington Mudslide Response Is A Community Effort

The first responders to arrive at the recent mudslide in Washington State were from the nearby town of Arlington. Mayor Barbara Tolbert tells NPR's Rachel Martin that everyone has lost someone.
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One Documentary Later, Rumsfeld's Inner World Remains 'Unknown'

Errol Morris turns the lens on Donald Rumsfeld in his newest documentary, The Unknown Known. It's similar to Morris' The Fog Of War — except this time, to his disappointment, he doesn't learn much.
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What's With This Video Of McConnell Doing Stuff?

Congressional campaigns have been releasing b-roll of their candidates, which can then be used for superPAC ads in their favor. Footage of Sen. Mitch McConnell got some extra attention online.
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For Women, Being A Jock May Also Signal Political Ambition

Women who play competitive sports in college are more likely to go into politics, a study says, suggesting that increased opportunities for women under Title IX may help boost interest public office.

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