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'Going To Office Hours Is Terrifying' And Other Hurdles For Rural Students In College

Some colleges are extending scholarships and other help to rural high school grads. They see benefits to diversity — and their own bottom lines — in having rural students on their campuses.

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VIDEO: Cosmonauts Slice Spacecraft For Clues To Cause Of Mysterious Hole

A small hole in spacecraft Soyuz MS-09 has sparked an investigation into its origin. Cosmonauts spent hours on a spacewalk to gather samples in hopes of determining its cause.

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Vitamin Treatment For Sepsis Is Put To The Test

Researchers have devised a large clinical study to quickly assess whether one doctor's apparently effective treatment for deadly sepsis is a fluke or worthy of widespread use.

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Former NFL Player Tim Green Has A New Opponent — ALS

Green, a well-known voice on NPR in the 1990s, is one of a growing number of former football players with the degenerative illness Lou Gehrig's disease. And he's not hiding it.

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Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed Accenture, contracted to help hire 7,500 new agents, is "nowhere near" completing its goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

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Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service.

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Buffeted By Brexit Woes, Theresa May Embarks On Whirlwind European Tour

A day after the prime minister delayed a critical vote on her Brexit deal, May has hit the road in search of assurances from European leaders — while political turmoil churns back home.

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Rays Of Sun Or A Reminder Of Atrocities? After Protests, L.A. Mural Will Be Removed

The artist says he meant no harm, but some Korean neighbors see echoes of a flag flown by the imperial Japanese army during World War II.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Says 'A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built' As He Demands We Build More

President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding to build his border wall. In a meeting with Democratic leaders, he said, "tremendous amounts of wall have been built."

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Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed the adult film star's suit over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011.

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Gunman Attacks French Christmas Market, Killing At Least 2 And Wounding Several

Initial reports indicate a suspect had been known to authorities as a security risk.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With California Gov. Jerry Brown

California Gov. Jerry Brown reflects on his nearly 50-year political career in an interview with All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro.

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Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.

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Mystery Blast Sank The USS San Diego in 1918. New Report Reveals What Happened

A team of researchers had been trying to determine whether the armored cruiser was lost to sabotage, an accident or an attack.

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Huawei Executive Seeks Bail In Canada, Former Canadian Diplomat Is Detained In China

Michael Kovrig reportedly was taken into custody but China has not acknowledged it. Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou faces extradition from Canada to the U.S. to be tried on fraud charges.

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OPINION: What My Dad And I Learned In Hunting Class

A father and son are part of the majority of Americans who don't hunt and didn't learn from their parents. So they take a class, and learn a little about hunting and a few things about themselves.

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Yemen's Warring Sides Shake Hands On Deal To Swap Thousands Of Prisoners

Both sides in Yemen's conflict are meeting in Sweden for their first face-to-face talks since war broke out in 2015. Yemenis face the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world," according to the U.N.

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Charlottesville Jury Recommends 419 Years Plus Life For Neo-Nazi Who Killed Protester

After two days of deliberation, jurors said James Alex Fields Jr. should spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring 35 others at the Unite the Right rally last year.

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Iowa College Becomes Battleground For Student Worker Unionization

Students with campus jobs at Grinnell College want to unionize, but the college is pushing back and asking the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider an Obama-era ruling allowing such unions.

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There Are Lots Of Antibiotics In The Beef Supply. McDonald's Vows To Change This

The fast-food giant, one of the world's biggest beef buyers, announces plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.

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