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Colleges Move To Ban Selfie Taking At Graduation Ceremonies

The University of South Florida told students to think about "the dignity of the ceremony" before attempting a selfie with the university president as she hands them their diplomas.

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Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.

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U.S. Ramps Up Aid To Syrian Rebels

The U.S. is increasing both arms and training assistance to the Syrian rebels. Advocates of the program say they hope to change the situation on the ground, others doubt it will help much.

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Obama: U.S. To Defend Japan In Territorial Disputes With China

President Obama is in Japan for the start of his four-nation Asia visit. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors.

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Small Businesses Fight Big-Box Stores By Specializing

As online and mega stores take up more of the retail landscape, small mom-and-pop shops are getting more specific. We examine one of the ways small stores are looking to survive and possibly thrive.

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With SuperShoes, Insoles Can Be Your Guide

SuperShoes are squishy insoles that fit inside your shoes. Inside those insoles are "vibrotactile ticklers" linked to your mobile device. Enter a destination and the ticklers guide your way.

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Competition Watches As Wal-Mart Debuts Money Transfer Service

Customers will be able to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. Analysts don't think the other money transfer clients will be hurt because of their loyal customer base.

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FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

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Sales Of New Homes Plunged In March

The harsh, persistent winter may have been partly to blame. New home sales are at their lowest pace since last July.

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Sherpas Walk Off The Job After Deadly Avalanche

Sixteen Sherpas died in Nepal last week after an avalanche swept them off the face of Mount Everest. While some are boycotting the climbing season, others say they can't because it's their livelihood.

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Mine Dust Rules Could Slow Production, Coal Mining Companies Say

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines.

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U.N. Blames Rebel Forces For South Sudan Massacre

Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.

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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

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