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Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:49

The president told CBS over the weekend that he learned about Clinton's use of a private email address while she was secretary of state through news reports like "everybody else."

University of Notre Dame contends that the act of signing a form opting out of the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate makes the school complicit in providing coverage.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:34

The court has ordered a federal appeals court to take a second look at Univeristy of Notre Dame's challenge to the birth control mandate in Obamacare, including opt-out rules for religious groups.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the Iowa Agriculture Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:02

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

Manophet climbs out of a crater in rural Xieng Khouang, Laos — a remnant of the U.S. bombing campaign during the Vietnam War.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:48

That's the nickname for a Laotian man named Manophet. He died from a brain clot five years ago, but his spirit lives on. As one kid puts it, "I should learn, I should try. I love Lone Buffalo."

A handout image from Solar Impulse 2 shows the solar-powered airplane flying at the start of an attempt to make a historic round-the-world journey.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 13:09

The trip began Monday morning in Abu Dhabi, with a 13-hour trip to Muscat, Oman. On Tuesday, the plane flies to India.

Silvester Fullard fixes dinner for his 11-year-old son Tavestsiar. When Tavestsiar first came to live with his dad in 2010, he was closed off, Silvester says; "he didn't want to be around other kids."
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:57

Two Philadelphia medical clinics support parents to help break generational cycles of trauma and abuse. Attending to adversity, doctors say, gives kids a better chance to grow up healthy.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event on Monday in San Francisco.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:27

NPR's Laura Sydell (@Sydell) is live-tweeting the Apple event where the company is expected to unveil its much-anticipated smart watch.

Boys wait in line to make a phone call at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Arizona in June. Many of the minors who arrived from Central America last year are now awaiting court hearings to determine if they can stay in the U.S.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:04

Many of the thousands of youths who arrived in the U.S. in 2014 now live with family, awaiting hearings on whether they can stay. But finding legal and mental health assistance remains a challenge.

For her trigonometry class, Sarah Hagan (center) uses everything but the kitchen sink: a flower pot, garbage basket, rolls of tape, rubber balls, even loose spaghetti.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:03

We'll be among the teachers, edupreneurs and innovators in Austin.

President Obama says new sanctions will target Venezuelan figures who have helped repress human rights. Here, opposition leader Maria Corina Machado, center, marched with opponents of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas to mark International Women's Day.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:46

Citing an "erosion of human rights guarantees," President Obama issues an executive order imposing sanctions on members of Venezuela's military and intelligence services.

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:10

Young men are twice as likely to die by suicide if they live in rural areas rather than cities, and that disparity is widening. Lack of mental health services is a factor; access to firearms is, too.

Some 150 employees, the vast majority of them women, make the cloth sanitary pads.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 10:16

Teenagers in a Ugandan village would skip school every month because they didn't have sanitary pads. A new project called AFRIpads is starting to solve that problem.

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:38

Last February, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago backed a lower court's ruling that dismissed Notre Dame's challenge. That decision was vacated Monday.

For her trigonometry class, Sarah Hagan (center) uses everything but the kitchen sink: a flower pot, garbage basket, rolls of tape, rubber balls, even loose spaghetti.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:09

NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who's taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.

The exterior of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma. The chapter was closed by the organization's national office.
Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:04

The video reportedly captured a scene while the fraternity members and others, all in formalwear, were on a chartered bus.

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