News : NPR 31 March 2018

Kentucky Lawmakers Limit Black Lung Claims Reviews Despite Epidemic

There's a change in Kentucky law that puts diagnoses of the deadly coal miners' disease black lung mostly in the hands of physicians who typically work for coal companies.

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100 Iranians Remain Stranded In Austria Awaiting Asylum In The U.S.

The U.S. acceptance rate of Iranian Christians and other religious minority refugees has gone from nearly 100 percent to zero, leaving many stuck in transit.

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Philadephia's New DA Wants Prosecutors To Talk Cost Of Incarceration While In Court

Larry Krasner wants prosecutors to announce in open court the taxpayer expense of incarceration before asking for it. His new policy is drawing backlash and discussion.

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'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska describes in a new memoir surviving 20 brain tumors, and what the eight-week nightmare of psychological symptoms taught her about mental illnesses she's long studied.

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Coming Out As Transgender Strengthened This Teacher's Commitment To His Students

A year into teaching high school, Mario Suarez knew it was time to come out as transgender at his school. His students embraced him and he dedicated his career to them all over again.

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Comic Relief Tries To Improve Its Charity Ads. How's It Doing?

We asked the experts to weigh in on the U.K. charity's new campaign that promises to put "local heroes" in the spotlight.

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New iPads For Classrooms; College Graduation Gaps; Teachers Lose Grants

Plus positive trends in school-related crime, and teacher protests around the county, in our weekly education news roundup.

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How More Meetings Might Be The Secret To Fixing High School

The BARR model, for "Building Assets, Reducing Risks," has serious evidence backing it up as a solution for real improvements in student success.

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Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

IV bags filled with what's called normal saline are used to treat problems ranging from vomiting to lightheadedness. But evidence for the use of saline over other intravenous options is scant.

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