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Praise, Criticism For Netanyahu's Speech 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:11:44 -0500 
    The reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech on Iran to a joint meeting of Congress are so far along partisan lines.

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:08:00 -0500 
    Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose - and a new path - on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

David Petraeus Enters Into Plea Deal With Justice Department 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:33:00 -0500 
    The former CIA chief and retired general, whose military career has been overshadowed by charges that he gave classified data to his mistress, will plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:18:00 -0500 
    The complicated story behind the simple repetitive wordplay jest.

After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:58:00 -0500 
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is speaking before Congress this morning, in a much anticipated and controversial address. David Greene discusses the speech with NPR's Michele Kelemen.

Hillary Clinton's Use Of Personal Email At State Department Raises Questions 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:29:00 -0500 
    The arrangement circumvented a process that could have automatically preserved Clinton's email communications in government archives.

LAPD Shooting Update: Two Body Cameras, And A Gun Malfunction 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:11:00 -0500 
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.

Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:03:00 -0500 
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

What Shapes Health? Webcast Explores Social And Economic Factors 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:03:00 -0500 
    People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.

States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:41:00 -0500 
    Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:39:00 -0500 
    Cheaper gasoline has benefited millions of motorists around the U.S. But in Houston the downturn in prices has brought layoffs and could hurt other sectors, including finance and real estate.

Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:37:00 -0500 
    In Ohio, abortion restrictions have helped shut down half the state's clinics that perform the procedure, forcing many women to travel farther away, even to neighboring states.

Improving Housing Can Pay Dividends In Better Health 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:37:00 -0500 
    Living in substandard housing can make health problems like asthma much worse. Two mothers tell of their families' struggles to stay healthy in poor housing and their efforts to improve their lot.

Behold The Humble Block! Tools of the Trade 
  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:34:00 -0500 
    Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.

Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters 
  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 22:06:00 -0500 
    Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.
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