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Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

March 26
Ron Elving / NPR
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The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.

Big Shelves of Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Scientists Thought

March 26
Christopher Joyce / NPR
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The shrinking of ice at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite images suggests.

Church Of Scientology Calls New HBO Documentary 'Bigoted'

March 26
Tom Gjelten / NPR
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The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of "blind faith." The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.

Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

March 26
Maria Godoy / NPR
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Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.

How Much Does Cancer Cost Us?

March 26
Kathryn Tam / NPR
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We asked people on Facebook to share their stories about coping with the cost of cancer care. See what they told us. Also, test your knowledge of cancer costs with a quiz.

A Fraying Promise: Exploring Race And Inequality In Havana

March 26
Robert Siegel / NPR
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One of the revolution's core promise was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.

Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence

March 26
NPR Staff / NPR

Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April's issue of The Atlantic. The program's tenets aren't based in science, she says, and other options may work better.

Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture?

March 26
Luke Runyon / NPR
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Colorado's food and ag industries have been growing two to four times faster than the state's economy overall. Economists are getting ever more hopeful about cornering the market on ag innovation.

Ebola Is Not Mutating As Fast As Scientists Feared

March 26
Michaeleen Doucleff / NPR
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Many people have worried that Ebola could evolve into a more deadly virus — or start spreading through the air. A study published Thursday alleviates these concerns.

After Spending Scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock Says Goodbye

March 26
Juana Summers / NPR
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Even in his final floor speech, Rep. Aaron Schock seemed to leave the door open for a future, comparing himself to former President Abraham Lincoln.

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