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Why Duke University Won't Honor Freshman Roommate Requests This Fall

4/21/2018
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Duke University has decided to stop honoring roommate requests made by incoming freshmen – returning the procedure largely to chance. Vice President for Student Affairs Larry Moneta tells NPR why.

Duration:00:04:13

In 1999, Columbine Felt Like A Galvanizing Moment For Gun Control

4/20/2018
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The weeks after the Columbine High School's deadly shooting saw waves of activism from students and parents concerned about gun access.

Duration:00:03:58

Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

4/19/2018
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One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn't an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead.

Duration:00:04:55

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity

4/17/2018
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Extreme weather cost Americans over $300 billion last year. Scientists say climate change will bring more of that. Entrepreneurs and businesses see a new market in gauging risk.

Duration:00:03:54

A Decade After The Bubble Burst, House Flipping Is On The Rise

4/17/2018
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House flipping is at an 11-year high in the U.S. New research shows borrowers with good credit like flippers, and not subprime borrowers, were mainly responsible for the crash. Is another bust coming?

Duration:00:08:03

Japan's Premier Visits Trump Amid Troubles Both Foreign And Domestic

4/16/2018
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As he meets the U.S. president at Mar-a-Lago, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing roiling political scandals at home, and waning influence abroad.

Duration:00:04:11

Facebook Admits 'Enforcement Error' In How It Handled Content From Pro-Trump Duo

4/15/2018
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Diamond and Silk are two Internet personalities from North Carolina — also known as Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — who amassed an enormous following during the 2016 election.

Duration:00:04:07

Her Pro Dreams Shot, This Muslim Player Pivots To The Next Generation

4/14/2018
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Because of a rule banning head coverings on the basketball court, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir had to choose between the sport she loved and her faith. She chose her religion but fought to change the rule.

Duration:00:00:35

Old Animal Specimens May Hold The Key To New Discoveries

4/13/2018
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A long-lost trove of preserved animal specimens recently turned up at a university in Georgia. Those old squirrels and muskrats could hold the answers to questions we haven't even thought to ask yet.

Duration:00:04:13

Facebook And Other Firms Have A Ton Of Data On You. Here's How To Limit That

4/12/2018
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Following revelations from Mark Zuckerberg's testimony Tuesday and Wednesday, reporter Julia Angwin shares the ways Facebook and other companies collect data — and how to prevent them from doing so.

Duration:00:04:35

Most Americans Feel They've Lost Control Of Their Online Data

4/10/2018
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Firms like Facebook use a business model that makes use of people's data. But not all data is created equal. Sharing purchasing habits? Most say that's OK. But private communications? No way.

Duration:00:05:41

Trump Blasts 'Total Witch Hunt' After FBI Raids His Longtime Attorney's Office

4/9/2018
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The president unloaded on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions hours after the FBI executed search warrants against Michael Cohen.

Duration:00:04:18

After MLK's Death, Coretta Scott King Went To Memphis To Finish His Work

4/8/2018
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Four days after her husband was killed, Coretta Scott King led a march in Memphis. The act reflected her role as a partner in the struggle for civil rights. "I was impelled to come," she said.

Duration:00:17:01

What We Mean When We Talk About 'Suburban Women Voters'

4/7/2018
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"Suburban women" have been a political fixation for decades. "We're really talking about ... relatively educated and affluent whites," said one Republican strategist.

Duration:00:04:05

As Border Crossings Tick Up, Migrants Bring Children, Take More Dangerous Routes

4/6/2018
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After dropping sharply when President Trump took office, the number of undocumented immigrants apprehended at the border is again on the rise.

Duration:00:04:43

The Man Who Spent $100K To Remove A Lie From Google

4/6/2018
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This story has been temporarily removed pending an editorial review.

Duration:00:05:02

After Stephon Clark Shooting, Questions Remain About Police Use Of Force

4/4/2018
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After Stephon Clark's death in Sacramento, many people are wondering whether anything has really changed in the way police use deadly force since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo.

Duration:00:04:20

The Man Who Spent $100K To Remove A Lie From Google

4/3/2018
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In Europe, an Internet user can force Google to hide search results that are inaccurate or just too personal. But Americans don't have the same legal protections — even in the most extreme cases.

Duration:00:05:01

What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers

4/2/2018
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Newly announced Chinese tariffs will raise prices on many U.S. crops. How will that affect American farmers? NPR's Mary Louise Kelley spoke with Jim Zion, a Californian nut distributor, to find out.

Duration:00:05:12

Battling Heroin With A Hearse And A Prayer

4/1/2018
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In a West Virginia community hard hit by the opioid crisis, two people have taken on the fight against addiction, using unorthodox — and very different — approaches.

Duration:00:07:36

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