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"Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults."

—Eric Hoffer (1902-83) American philosopher


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The Outgoing Education Secretary Reunites With A Former Student 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:14:05 -0500 
    Arne Duncan catches up with one of the young students he mentored more than 25 years ago — a young woman who, he says, "inspires him."

After Paris Attacks, U.S. Tightens Visa Waiver Program 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:17:00 -0500 
    The Obama administration is changing the system that allows travelers from Europe and elsewhere to reach the U.S. without a visa. Steve Inskeep talks to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion 
  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:44:00 -0500 
    The fashion industry in LA has been bleeding jobs for years. One bright spot has been high-end denim. Whereas $30 jeans are often made in China or Mexico, designer jeans are almost always made here.

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Murdering Black Teen Posts Bond 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:56:00 -0500 
    Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke was captured on dashcam video shooting the teen 16 times.

Top Paper's Endorsement Doesn't Always Equal Success In New Hampshire 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:18:00 -0500 
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nabbed the backing of the New Hampshire Union Leader this weekend, citing his executive and national security experience. But that doesn't mean he's guaranteed a win.

LA's Top Restaurant Charts New Waters In Sustainable Seafood 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 18:15:00 -0500 
    Providence is widely considered the finest restaurant in Los Angeles. Its award-winning chef, Michael Cimarusti, is piloting Dock to Dish, a program that hooks chefs up directly with local fishermen.

Federal Authorities Arrest Man Linked To Threat That Closed U. of Chicago 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:44:00 -0500 
    Authorities say Jabari Dean was motivated by the 2014 police killing of Laquan McDonald. He threatened to kill 16 white male students or staff to correspond with the number of times McDonald was shot.

Suspect In Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting Appears In Court 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:19:34 -0500 
    The suspect in the shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs was in court Monday. Robert L. Dear faces multiple counts after the deadly attack that left three people dead and nine wounded.

Trump Remains On Top Of GOP Field As Start Of Primary Voting Nears 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:19:00 -0500 
    There are now just 10 weeks until voting begins. After Thanksgiving, there are some clear themes emerging in the state of the presidential race.

Why Courts Use Anonymous Juries, Like In Freddie Gray Case 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:46:00 -0500 
    Experts trace the first completely anonymous jury to 1977. That's when a judge worried about possible jury tampering by a drug kingpin named Leroy "Nicky" Barnes, a man also known as Mr. Untouchable.

Abortion Providers Raise Security Concerns After Planned Parenthood Shooting 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:39:00 -0500 
    NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Diane Horvath-Cosper about how performing abortions has made her a target for anti-abortion groups. She is an OB-GYN and family planning fellow in Washington, D.C.

Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:16:00 -0500 
    It took about 30 teams of scientists worldwide, using supercomputers to churn through mountains of data, to see patterns aligning of what will happen decades and centuries from now.

Kobe Bryant To End 20-Year NBA Career After This Season 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:12:47 -0500 
    Kobe Bryant's 20-year NBA career will come to an end this spring. The longtime Laker announced his coming retirement Sunday with a poem. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Adrian Garcia Marquez, who calls Laker games for Time Warner Cable Deportes, about Bryant's career.

Freddie Gray Case Reignites Debate Over Use Of Anonymous Juries 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:12:47 -0500 
    Defense lawyers for one of the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have asked for an anonymous jury. The practice has been used in mob and corruption cases but it's controversial.

Remembering The Victims Of The Planned Parenthood Shooting In Colorado 
  Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:12:47 -0500 
    NPR remembers the three people killed in last Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
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The Outgoing Education Secretary Reunites With A Former Student  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:14:05 -0500
After Paris Attacks, U.S. Tightens Visa Waiver Program  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:17:00 -0500
From Pocket Lining To Jeans, A Niche Means Survival In LA Fashion  Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:44:00 -0500
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