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The Quintessential College Experience, Without The Big Bills

How do families decide what kind of college to attend: Private? Public? Community college? Three college students explain why they went for the big state school: The University of Maryland.

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Andrew Kohut, Founding Director Of Pew Research, Dies At 73

Kohut became familiar to NPR listeners as the rare pollster who never strayed from his data and independent analysis, yet shared the numbers with humor and humanity. He died Tuesday at age 73.
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Kansas State Imposes Sanctions In Halftime Show Controversy

After the KSU marching band was accused of depicting a lewd act during its halftime show, the university has self-imposed sanctions while maintaining the band's intentions were innocent.
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Tonight: Serena Vs. Venus In Williams' Historic U.S. Open Match

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, Venus Williams will attempt to defeat her younger sister and World No. 1, Serena, ending her quest to become the first person to win a calendar grand slam since 1988.
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1,000 Years Ago, Caffeinated Drinks Had Native Americans Buzzing

People in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest were drinking cacao and tea-like yaupon in places where neither grew. That suggests an extensive trade network to deliver a caffeine fix.
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American Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Returns To Work

Walter Palmer had been out of the public eye since killing the lion in Zimbabwe in July. He returned to his dental practice in Minnesota on Tuesday.
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Pollster Andrew Kohut Of Pew Research Dies At Age 73

The former leader of the polling group that calls itself a "fact tank" had been battling a form of leukemia that his son says was first diagnosed in 2009.
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The Iran Vote Explained, In 1 Infographic

Congress has to vote soon on Iran's deal to limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. But it isn't business as usual on Capitol Hill: For starters, a "yes" vote actually means "no."
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Police Look Into 2 High School Football Players' Hits On Texas Referee

In their defense, the two students say that a game official had used racial slurs — and that one of their coaches had suggested getting payback for bad calls.
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After A 5-Week Recess, Congress To Start Debate On Iran Nuclear Deal

Congress is to take up the Iran nuclear deal and the national budget. Concerns, however, over Planned Parenthood funding may prevent Congress from coming to a consensus any time soon.

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