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Puerto Rican Students, New Student Debt Numbers, College Application Tips And Tools

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 08:33

Plus two new studies on school choice and kindergarten readiness in our weekly roundup of education news.

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On NBC's Megyn Kelly, Authenticity, And The Elephant In The Room

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 08:08

Kelly's first week as host of NBC's 9 a.m. Today show was rocky. The former Fox News anchor has time to steady the ship, but the transformation she's seeking to make is a big one.

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White House Aides Used Private Email For Official Business: 'Just Very, Very Stupid'

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:15

Lawmakers want the names of any White House aides using private email accounts for official business. A law professor said using private email is "not a criminal offense. It's just very, very stupid."

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Bannon's 'War' With GOP Has Only Just Begun

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:01

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and allies are enthused after a Roy Moore victory over Mitch McConnell's chosen candidate, and they have incumbents in Nevada, Arizona and more in their sights.

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Irma Was Bad News For Iguanas, Good News For Mosquitoes

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:00

Iguanas lost their habitat because of Hurricane Irma. That could mean disease-carrying mosquitoes, which are food for the lizards, could multiply faster.

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Flee A Cataclysm, Or Cling To A Doomed Home? Why People Stay May Surprise You

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:00

"You must leave now," thousands of Americans from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Florida, Montana, Texas and beyond were told, as floods, fire and wind threatened their lives. Some said no.

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'What The Fluff?' Celebrates A Century Of Peanut Butter's Marshmallow Friend

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:00

The people of Massachusetts celebrated the centennial in sticky style with a festival — including thousands of Fluffernutter sandwiches — in the neighborhood where Fluff was first whipped up.

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Hugh Hefner: Looking Back At A Controversial Life

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 07:00

Hugh Hefner died this week at the age of 91. NPR's Scott Simon says Hefner "made history, and then tripped over it."

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Trump's Tax Plan Has Echoes Of The Kansas Tax Cut Experiment

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 06:00

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said the 2012 tax cuts would deliver a "shot of adrenaline" to the state's economy. Instead, revenues crashed, spending cuts, borrowing and accounting tricks followed.

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Federal Plan To Keep Files Of Immigrant Social Media Activity Causes Alarm

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 05:00

Department of Homeland Security says it's actually been collecting social media data on immigrants for years.

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Battered By Irma, Florida Fishermen Pin Their Hopes On Stone Crab Season

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 03:58

Most years, spiny lobsters are the most lucrative commercial catch in Florida. Hurricane Irma cut this season short. Some fishermen are hoping a strong stone crab season will keep the industry afloat.

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San Juan Mayor: This Is A 'People Are Dying' Story

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 21:59

After the DHS chief says the recovery effort in Puerto Rico is working, the mayor of San Juan explodes in frustration, asking, "Where is the good news?"

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