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For Babies On A Plane, Hot Drinks And Co-Sleeping Pose A Risk

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016

Airplanes are a remarkably safe way to travel, but small children can be injured while aloft. Skipping the hot coffee and putting small ones in the window seat can help, pediatricians say.

It Ain't Me, Babe: Researchers Find Flaws In Police Facial Recognition

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016

Nearly half of American adults have been entered into law enforcement facial recognition databases, a new report shows. But problems with the accuracy of the technology could affect innocent people.

Is Sneaker Production Making A Return To The US?

AP | Oct. 25, 2016

Reebok said Monday it plans to open a new high-tech laboratory in Rhode Island to make sneakers by pouring liquid plastic.

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Judge Approves VW's $14.7 Billion Settlement Over Emissions Scandal

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 8:47 a.m.

This summer, Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $10 billion to U.S. car owners and nearly $5 billion in economic reparations for selling cars that cheated on emissions tests. The deal is now approved.

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How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 8:03 a.m.

A new study finds that for every seven more adults in a neighborhood, one fewer young person leaves school.

Nation | Health

A Noninvasive Colon Cancer Test That's FIT To Be Tried

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 7:50 a.m.

Colonoscopy has long been the gold standard for colon cancer screening. Now gastroenterologists say the quick, inexpensive, noninvasive FIT test is a good option for people not willing to go there.

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The AT&T-Time Warner Merger: What Are The Pros And Cons For Consumers?

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 7:44 a.m.

AT&T positions itself as the future competitor to cable, promising an era of experimentation and innovation. But consumer advocates raise a raft of concerns. Regulators will weigh both sides.

Nation | Health

New Guidelines Acknowledge The Reality: Babies Do Sleep In Mom's Bed

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 7:42 a.m.

There's no question bed sharing increases the risk of sudden death, pediatricians say. New guidelines are aimed at reducing that risk as much as possible in the first year of a child's life.


After Paralysis, A Life Of 'A Different 10,000 Things'

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 7:11 a.m.

Austin Beggin was paralyzed in a freak accident last year and wonders what's next. He gets some answers from Tim Flynn, who has been paralyzed for 35 years. One tip: start looking forward.

Education | Nation

The Man Who Shed Light On Why College Keeps Getting More Expensive

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 6:30 a.m.

Remembering William Bowen, a former president of Princeton University and an important scholar of higher education, who died last week.

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'Trump TV' Launches Pilot With Pitch To Candidate's Base

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 6:11 a.m.

On the inaugural nightly Facebook Live from Trump Tower, the GOP nominee's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said "unequivocally" that Trump will win even as he badly trails Hillary Clinton in polls.

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What's In It For The Corpse Flower To Smell Like Death?

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 4 a.m.

The corpse flower is a botanical rock star — prized by botanic gardens around the globe. In a new video, NPR's Skunk Bear explores the biology of the stinky giant, which thrives by playing dead.

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Presidential Campaigns Blast AT&T-Time Warner Merger

NPR | Oct. 25, 2016 3:44 a.m.

Donald Trump said it put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" and Tim Kaine called for "less concentration, especially in the media."