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7:41 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Head Of TSA Reassigned After Tests Reveal Security Failures

A TSA agent waits for travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 1:25 pm

After covert tests revealed major security failures, the acting director of the Transportation Security Administration has been reassigned.

In a statement, Jeh Johnson, secretary of homeland security, said Melvin Carraway will now work at the department's Office of State and Local Law Enforcement.

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Around the Nation
7:37 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Snack Food Trail Leads Police In Iowa To Suspected Burglar

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

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Around the Nation
7:37 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Stranded Travelers Treated To An Off-Off-Off Broadway Show

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

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NPR Ed
6:23 am
Tue June 2, 2015

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

Scientists have developed an app that tracks how much time students spend sleeping, working out, studying or partying.
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It sees you when you're sleeping ... it knows when you're awake ... it knows if you've been hitting the books, so be good for goodness' sake!

No, it's not Santa Claus. It's the digital Jiminy Cricket each of us carries in our pocket, otherwise known as a smartphone.

In a small experiment, researchers at Dartmouth College have shown that data automatically collected by an Android app can guess how students are spending their time — predicting their end-of-term grades with scary accuracy.

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Parallels
5:45 am
Tue June 2, 2015

In Turkey, Violence Against Women Is Often A Private Family Matter

Demonstrators in the Turkish capital of Ankara hold posters of Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was allegedly killed by a bus driver after fighting off a sexual assault. The posters read: "End killings of women."
Burhan Ozbilici AP

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 2:13 pm

Mutlu Kaya is gifted with a strong, pure voice, and it nearly cost her her life. Or rather, many Turkish women say, it was the reaction to her singing by the men in Kaya's life. She's in the hospital, a bullet in her skull.

It started with a visit to Kaya's hometown by well-known Turkish folk singer Sibel Can. Can was a judge on a moderately popular TV singing show, and she was convinced Kaya could be a star.

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

UAB Reinstates Football Program But With A Financial Caveat

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Many NFL Players Make Abysmal Financial Decisions, Research Shows

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

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NPR Story
5:08 am
Tue June 2, 2015

California's Bishop Pines Are Dying. Is Drought To Blame?

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

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The Salt
3:41 am
Tue June 2, 2015

A Tome For Peruvian Food, By Its Most Acclaimed Ambassador

Mixed ceviche from Peru: The Cookbook.
Courtesy of Phaidon Press

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 2:42 pm

Maybe you've noticed a dish that keeps popping up in more restaurants across the U.S.

Peru is one of the countries that lays claim to ceviche, which is made of raw fish and chilies, cured in lime juice.

So how do you know you're tasting a perfect ceviche?

"In the first bite, you want to find a strong citrus flavor balanced with the fish, and a little bit spicy, but a fresh spicy given by a fresh chili," says chef Gaston Acurio.

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Shots - Health News
3:38 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Texas Puts Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul

Diagnosis by text or a phone call is often convenient and popular with patients. But is it good medicine?
Apriori iStockphoto

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 10:33 am

On a recent trip to Chicago, Patti Broyles felt like she was looking at the world from the bottom of a fish bowl.

"This weather was really cold and rainy and I had a lot of pressure in my sinus areas," Broyles says.

Since she was nowhere near her primary care doctor in Dallas, she called Teladoc, the largest telemedicine provider in the U.S., for advice. Patients whose employers or insurers have deals with the Dallas-based company can call any time and be connected with a physician on duty within minutes.

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The Salt
3:35 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

Chef Eric David Corradetti presents dinner to residents at the Bethlehem Woods senior living facility in La Grange Park, Ill. His kitchen emphasizes fresh produce and meats and meals made from scratch.
Courtesy of Unidine

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 8:05 am

Want to eat food that's fresh, local and cooked from scratch? Consider a retirement home. Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of retirement communities around the nation now tout their restaurant-like dining experiences.

One of those is Bethlehem Woods in La Grange Park, Ill. Resident Marge Healy counts on having dinner with the same group of friends every evening.

"We're almost like a family," she says, as her friends nod in agreement.

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Parallels
3:35 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Glory Of Moscow's 80-Year-Old Subway Tainted By Stalin Connections

Visitors check out the Soviet-era metro cars exhibited at the Partizanskaya subway station in Moscow, as part of festivities marking the subway system's 80th anniversary.
Pavel Golovkin AP

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 10:00 am

Moscow this year is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its subway system — the Moscow Metro — a crowning achievement of the Soviet Union's unprecedented forced industrialization in the 1930s.

One of the world's biggest and busiest subways today, it has dark connections to the repressions of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.

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It's All Politics
10:48 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

Justices: Retailer Can't Refuse To Hire Someone Because She Wears Hijab

Samantha Elauf outside the Supreme Court after the court in February 2015.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 1:31 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Abercrombie & Fitch violated the nation's laws against religious discrimination when it refused to hire a Muslim teenager because she wore a headscarf.

Samantha Elauf, 17, applied for a job selling clothes at the Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa. She long had worn a hijab — a headscarf — for religious reasons, and she wore the black scarf when she was interviewed by the store's assistant manager.

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Shots - Health News
6:36 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

What It's Like To Choose Transgender Sex Reassignment Surgery

"Over the moon excited, terrified, scared, emotional," is how Jetta'Mae Carlisle says she felt before her surgery.
Deborah Svoboda for NPR

Originally published on Tue June 2, 2015 4:54 pm

It wasn't until Deborah Svoboda dated someone who is trans that she understood how little she understood about being transgender. "I realized how very misunderstood they were, including by me," she says. And that comes from someone who identifies as queer and has lived and worked in diverse communities.

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