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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.
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Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled In Colorado

You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.
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Frustrated With Congress, IMF Heads Leave D.C. With Budding Idea

The U.S., the IMF's most powerful member, has refused to sign off on reforms. On Saturday, global leaders suggested the IMF would turn to other options if Congress doesn't act by year's end.
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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.
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Evidence Against Boston Bombing Suspect Is Plentiful

As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.
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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.
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U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle Rancher

A Nevada rancher whose cattle were seized over his refusal to pay grazing fees for the use of federally protected land seems to have won at least a reprieve in his fight against the government.
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When Your Child's Food Allergies Are A Matter Of Life And Death

Laurel Francoeur's son has multiple severe allergies. This means keeping certain items out of the house and calling ahead to restaurants. It also means tough talks with her son and other parents.
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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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