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Telecommuting Didn't Work Out For One Transplanted Worker  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:16 -0400
All summer, we're talking with out-of-work young adults about how they're making ends meet. Chrystina Gastlelum, 32, moved to Maine from New York City and tried to keep doing her job remotely. 
Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:16 -0400
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news. 
Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:16 -0400
Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs. 
Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:44:16 -0400
From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits. 
Net Neutrality, Shall I Compare Thee To A Highway? A Showerhead?  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:31:00 -0400
Net neutrality can be an issue that's difficult to understand and difficult to explain, so the metaphor that's used to describe it is kind of important. See what neutrality is being compared to. 
Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:51:00 -0400
The Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women. 
1 Million Net Neutrality Comments Filed, But Will They Matter?  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:54:00 -0400
The last time the FCC saw this much public interest was after the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. But research shows comments aren't likely to sway the agency's policy decision. 
For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:53:00 -0400
A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it. 
High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:43:00 -0400
People who graduate from high school are healthier than people who drop out. To find out why, researchers looked at whether students who got into top charter schools were avoiding health risks. 
In Bloody Battle, Medal Of Honor Recipient Held His Post Alone  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:30:00 -0400
President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sergeant Ryan Pitts. It's the nation's highest medal for valor. Pitts single-handedly fought off a Taliban assault in Afghanistan back in 2008. 
By Putting Interrogations On Tape, FBI Opens Window Into Questioning  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:47 -0400
The FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies will soon begin recording the interrogations they conduct. It's a reversal of decades of policy and, the Obama administration says, a demonstration that agents act appropriately, without coercing suspects. Some big loopholes remain in the policy, though. 
Boston Bombing Suspect's Friend Is Convicted On Obstruction Charges  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:00 -0400
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack. Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. 
Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:00 -0400
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, like other GOP incumbents, is facing competition from his right as he runs for a third term. But his Tea Party challenger, Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction. 
Obama Signs Order To Protect Against Anti-LGBT Bias  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:00 -0400
President Obama has signed an executive order to ban bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees among federal contractors. 
GOP Marks Dodd-Frank's 4th Birthday With Calls For Repeal  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:00 -0400
It's been four years since Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. On the anniversary of this sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, Republicans have released a report that argues the law falls short on one of its main tasks.