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Even if your avatar for games and social media doesn't look at all like you, it still says a lot about your personality, a study finds. Want to look friendly? Skip the shades; wear a sweater....
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Elizabeth Jensen, who has written extensively about public broadcasting, says she is keen to explain NPR's journalistic choices to the public and offer criticism when warranted....
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The inspector general found chokeholds were sometimes used as a first act of physical force and in the 10 cases reviewed, most officers were given light punishments....
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When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out....
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The Obama administration was criticized for not sending a high-ranking official to a unity rally in Paris. The British, German, Israeli and Palestinian leaders were all at the march....
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The show, which portrays a 70-year-old coming out as transgender, won two Golden Globes — the first wins for original programming by Amazon....
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It's been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers are blocking a compromise that would avert the dissolution of parliament and the president ruling by decree...
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In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties...
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The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted....
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Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrates in the Raccoon River....
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