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NPR Statement On Ethical Violations In Freelancer's Reports

NPR this week discovered ethical violations in many reports prepared for it by freelance journalist → Read More

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Some Combat Dogs Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress, Too

The U.S. military is learning now to treat PTSD in its canines. The shock of war can be just as hard on them as it is on humans. The remedies can be as simple as exercise or involve the same medications given to humans. → Read More

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In Close Vote, 'Monkey See' Readers Chose Cats Over Dogs; What Say You?

The fans of NPR's pop-culture blog put cats slightly ahead of dogs. Do the readers of NPR's news blog agree? Let's find out. → Read More

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts. → Read More

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White House Exerts Executive Privilege Over 'Fast And Furious' Documents

The political battle between the Obama administration and the House Oversight and Government has ratcheted up another notch. → Read More

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Let's Put 'Truth Sandwiches' On Our Menu

When debunking falsehoods, it may be best to wrap them around two slices of reality. → Read More

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Third Levee Levee Blast Planned In Missouri

The Army Corps of Engineers is flooding some rural areas to relieve pressure upstream. In some places, residents are being warned that graves may be disturbed — and not to try to recover any "caskets, vaults or skeletal remains" in the water. → Read More

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'This Is Only A Test;' National Alert System Gets Trial Run Today

The Emergency Alert System has never been tested all across the nation at the same time. At 2 p.m. ET it will be. → Read More

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Nothing To Report Yet, 'Disappointed' Amelia Earhart Searchers Say

The latest expedition to look for clues to the aviator's 1937 disappearance didn't discover any obvious debris. But now they'll analyze images taken in the ocean off a tiny island in the mid-Pacific. → Read More

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Toy Or Trouble? 'Mexico Barbie' Has Passport, Chihuahua

Mattel says its "Barbie Dolls of the World" typically come with a passport and "animal friend." It's had to respond to some criticism from this week from some who say the Barbie Mexico doll plays into stereotypes. → Read More

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Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday. → Read More

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'Will I Survive, Or Will I Die?' Stabbing Survivor Wondered

Brett Hurt was one of the first students stabbed Wednesday at a high school near Pittsburgh. He credits a friend for saving his life and hopes his attacker will "forgive himself." → Read More

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SEC Chief Schapiro Is Leaving; New Chairman Chosen

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro will step down on Dec. 14. President Obama has designated SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to be her successor. → Read More

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No Federal Charges Against Syracuse Coach

Local prosecutors had earlier said they couldn't pursue charges related to alleged sexual abuse because the statute of limitations had passed. Federal authorities aren't saying why they have also declined to prosecute Bernie Fine. He has always said he's innocent. → Read More

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Detroit's Stray Dog Epidemic: 50,000 Or More Roam The City

Pit bulls dominate the population. But smaller, aggressive dogs are problems as well. "It's like Chihuahuaville," one mail carrier tells Bloomberg News of a neighborhood on her route. → Read More

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Sandy Hook Killer's Father Wishes His Son Hadn't Been Born

In his first extensive comments about what his son did, Peter Lanza tells The New Yorker that "you can't get any more evil." Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at a Connecticut school. → Read More

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Bipartisan Bill Would Extend Background Checks To Gun Shows

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have a plan that could get bipartisan support. It would close the so-called gun show loophole but allow friends and family members to trade guns without going through background checks. → Read More

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Here's Some Good News: Volunteering Is On The Rise

A holiday reminder of how generous many Americans are: More than 64 million people volunteered through a formal organization in 2011, a new report shows. That was up from the year before and part of a trend. → Read More

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Bad News In New Orleans: 'Times-Picayune' Slashing Staff, Going To 3 Days

Saying it needs to take action in order to survive, the news outlet will focus on its online operations. → Read More

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City Folk Are More Likely To Read This Post

The Pew Research Center and its partners studied the way Americans get their news and found some differences depending on where they live. → Read More