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Abortion Restrictions Complicate Access For Ohio Women

NPR | March 03, 2015

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.

Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

NPR | March 03, 2015

The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.

10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

NPR | March 03, 2015

Just 10 questions about bad childhood experiences can turn up undiagnosed illness in adults, research suggests. So why don't more doctors ask? Some say they aren't equipped to deal with the answers.

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The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

NPR | March 3, 2015 4:54 p.m.

The complicated story behind the simple repetitive wordplay jest.

Nation | Elections

Should Hotel Owners Be Forced To Hand Over Guest Records To Police?

NPR | March 3, 2015 4:10 p.m.

Hypotheticals about hunting lodges and Motel 6 saved the oral argument at the Supreme Court today from being strangled by legal weeds.

Nation | Technology

FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control, Official Says

NPR | March 3, 2015 3:54 p.m.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

Nation | Elections

Clinton Foundation Funding Woes Touch Hillary, Too

NPR | March 3, 2015 3:53 p.m.

With Clinton potentially prepping for a presidential run, her role in the Clinton Foundation raises questions about big contributions from foreign governments, corporations and individuals.

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Petraeus Agrees To Plead Guilty To Improperly Handling Classified Information

NPR | March 3, 2015 3:25 p.m.

In 2011, retired Gen. David Petraeus allegedly gave several books with classified information to his biographer Paula Broadwell. He later was forced to resign as CIA director.

Nation | Elections

House Passes No-Strings-Attached Bill To Fund Homeland Security

NPR | March 3, 2015 3:25 p.m.

An effort by some congressional Republicans to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration by tying it to a Homeland Security spending bill officially failed on Tuesday.

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Ferguson Political Leader: DOJ Report Validates Protesters

NPR | March 3, 2015 3:25 p.m.

The Justice Department is set to release a report that condemns the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department for its discriminatory practices.

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Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

NPR | March 3, 2015 3:25 p.m.

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.

Education | Nation

Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

NPR | March 3, 2015 3:11 p.m.

"The erosion is steady. That's a steady downward line on a graph. And there's no sign that it's being turned around."Bill McDiarmid, Dean of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina

Science | Nation | Health

Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

NPR | March 3, 2015 2:28 p.m.

Few doctors — and few patients — realize just how profoundly early abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas can damage an adult's physical health.