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Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day

Students at a Melbourne, Fla., elementary school were offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop.

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Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar

Residents in Ontario called police when they spotted a bear bumbling down the street. It was unable to see where it was going because of a large birdseed jar stuck on its head.

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In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents

One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.

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Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters

San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.

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How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients

Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die. The stroke patients also have fewer significant disabilities.

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban

Steve Inskeep talks to Lee Bollinger, a former president at the University of Michigan, about Tuesday's ruling. Bollinger was president during two earlier landmark affirmative action cases.

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Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Is Unpredictable

In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns.

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Haagen-Dazs Experiments With Veggie Ice Cream

Next month in Japan, Haagen-Dazs will debut vegetable-flavored ice cream. Each carton will contain about half the fat content of regular Haagen-Dazs.

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Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content

Broadcasters say the TV streaming company is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.

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First Listen: '9 Dead Alive' By Rodrigo y Gabriela

Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela had a strange path to success. They started as a failed heavy metal band in Mexico, before moving to Ireland and changing to flamenco music.

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Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.

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Remembering Judy Garland On Stage At Carnegie Hall

It's been called "the greatest night in show business history." Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall on this day in 1961. There were no flashing lights, no extravagant dance numbers, just Judy.

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4 Muslim Men To Sue Feds Over No-Fly List

They say they were placed on the list for refusing to inform on other Muslims. The suit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.

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Sports Reporting: The Way It Was ... And Is

Commentator Frank Deford considers a few athletic and cultural standards that have changed over the years.

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Putin's Chess Moves In Ukraine: Brilliant Tactics, But Bad Strategy?

As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president's moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia's national pastime.

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As Shakespeare Turns 450, 'Hamlet' Tour Makes The World A Stage

Shakespeare's Globe Theater aims to take the Bard's iconic play to every country in the world. It will perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.

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