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Singer And Actor David Cassidy Says He Has Dementia

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:22:00 -0500

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," David Cassidy, 66, says of his condition.



Toy Fair Shows Off What's New As Toys R Us Cuts 250 Corporate Jobs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0500

A day before the International Toy Fair opened in New York, Toys R Us announced it was laying off between 10 and 15 percent of its corporate employees.



Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:20 -0500

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.



The Other WWII American-Internment Atrocity

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:00 -0500

There's another tragic and untold story of American citizens who were also interned during the war. They are the 881 Aleuts from Alaska who were held for three years.



As They Dig Deeper Into Parenting, Fathers Seek Community, Support

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:20 -0500

More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms.



Green Card Holders Worry About Trump's Efforts To Curtail Immigration

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:59:00 -0500

Immigrant advocates say they've seen more interest in applying for U.S. citizenship from green card holders since President Donald Trump first announced his travel ban order.



Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:52:00 -0500

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.



Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:49:00 -0500

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.



On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:20 -0500

We hear a lot about senseless violence: people who lose their lives or their freedom over a stolen backpack, or perceived slight. Two researchers think social science might help prevent these crimes.



After Underage Sex Comments, Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Invite, Book Deal

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:53:00 -0500

The American Conservative Union disinvited the far-right provocateur citing comments it said condoned "pedophilia." Hours later, Simon & Schuster said it was canceling the publication of his book.



Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:05:00 -0500

Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.



Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:49 -0500

Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.



Uber Orders Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A former engineer for the ride-hailing app Uber published a blog post this weekend claiming that she faced sexual harassment while working at the company. Uber says it's investigating the allegations.



'#Republic' Author Describes How Social Media Hurts Democracy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Cass Sunstein about his new book, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. He says democracy needs people to come across a variety of viewpoints, and much of social media limits that exposure.



Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:40:00 -0500

A church in Washington state is suing the federal government for preventing it from practicing its faith. The Episcopal diocese says the refugee ban stops them from welcoming strangers in need.