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Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.

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Still Few Answers In Killing Of 43 Students In Mexico

Protests continue over the government's response to the apparent killing of 43 young students in Mexico. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Daniel Wilkinson about Mexico's record of human rights abuses.

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How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

This week, President Obama announced an executive action to protect millions from deportation. NPR's Tess Vigeland speaks with Arlete Pichardo about her reaction to the news, and how it will affect her family.

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Fifty Years Later, A Look At How Harvard's Women MBAs Have Fared

It's the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard's MBA program. To commemorate, the Harvard Business Review conducted a survey of thousands of MBA graduates on their career and lives.

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What Does Its Chosen Banner Say About ISIS?

The so-called Islamic State is known for its social media savvy, but they also use more traditional propaganda: a flag. Tess Vigeland talks with vexillologist Ted Kaye about its design and history.

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Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch

President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.

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Ferguson Continues Anxious Wait For Grand Jury Decision

Ferguson, Mo., is on edge this weekend as residents await the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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After Backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie Gets New Set Of Skills

The 2010 book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her. So the Internet set out to fix it.

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Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.

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In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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With Warm Weather On The Way, Buffalo Residents Shovel Out

Robert Siegel talks with Buffalo News reporter Lou Michel, who's been out on the street covering the aftermath of the Buffalo snow storm.

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Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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Obama's Immigration Action Bittersweet For Many Families

More immigrants now qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Robert Siegel talks with Rocio Andiola in Mesa, Ariz. She is now eligible for DACA but her mother isn't.

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An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.

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