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5 Quotes From Earl Lloyd, The First Black Player In The NBA

Feb. 27
Bill Chappell / NPR
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Earl Lloyd, who died Thursday, once recalled telling a young man who thanked him for blazing a trail, "Man, you owe me absolutely nothing."

Families Of ISIS Victims React To Identification Of 'Jihadi John'

Feb. 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

The family of Steven Sotloff said they hoped the man identified as Mohammed Emzawi is brought to justice. The daughter of aid worker David Haines said she wanted a "bullet between ... [his] eyes."

When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Feb. 27
Linda Poon / NPR
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Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

Feb. 27
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR
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The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told The New York Times.

Parents Choose A Simple Device To Reshape A Baby's Ear

Feb. 27
Poncie Rutsch / NPR
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Sometimes a baby's outer ear may be a tad misshapen. Surgery can help later on, but a plastic mold makes the most of the fact that a newborn's ears are pliable. They can reshape within weeks.

Leonard Nimoy, Famous As Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies

Feb. 27
By City News Service, Associated Press
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Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. He was 83.

Mexico Says Leader Of Knights Templar Cartel Captured

Feb. 27
Jasmine Garsd / NPR
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Authorities say they have detained Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.

U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

Feb. 27
Christopher Joyce / NPR
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Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Feb. 27
Charles Ornstein / NPR
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Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

A Glut Of Ph.D.s Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

Feb. 27
Brenda Iasevoli / NPR
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Only one in five Ph.D.s in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.