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It's All Politics
4:35 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

The next president to occupy the Oval Office will confront four seemingly intractable problems: stagnant wages, cybersecurity, violent extremism and federal debt.
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Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 10:03 am

Presidential candidates are doing what they have to do at this point in the campaign season — they're raising money and strutting their biographies and electoral viability to voters. We haven't heard much yet about policy papers or what they would actually do if they win. But those policy issues will matter — as the campaign picks up steam and especially once the next president steps into the Oval Office on Day 1.

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Technology
4:32 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

One Man's Mission To Keep AOL's Legacy Alive

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 6:31 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Now a story about one man's mission to recall a moment in time when America first started going online with America Online.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Ah, remember those days?

(SOUNDBITE OF DIAL-UP MODEM BEEPING)

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NPR Ed
4:30 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

NYU Changes Its Policy On Reviewing Applicants' Criminal Background

New York University announced it will not require the criminal record of prospective students in the first round of the admissions process.
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Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 8:24 pm

Students applying for college supply all sorts of information — financial records, letters of recommendation, the personal essay — to name just a few.

One big question they face: Do you have a criminal record?

The question appears on the Common Application — the website that prospective students use to apply to more than 500 schools across the U.S. and abroad.

Most students don't even think about it. But for some applicants, it's a reason not to apply.

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All Tech Considered
4:26 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior

One of these things is not like the other: A 3-D printed model of a beige cowbird egg stands out from its robin's egg nest mates, though their shape and heft are similar.
Ana Lopez/Courtesy of Mark Hauber

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 8:39 pm

Since the 1960s, biologists have made fake eggs for some studies of bird behavior. But Mark Hauber of Hunter College in New York says this kind of scientific handicraft is not exactly his forte.

"I'm a terrible craftsperson," he admits.

That's why Hauber is pioneering the use of 3-D printing technology to quickly produce made-to-order fake eggs, taking a bit of old-school science into the 21st century.

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The Two-Way
4:24 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Apple's Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer

The Apple logo hangs in the glass box entrance to the company's Fifth Avenue store in New York. The company has just promoted designer Jony Ive to chief design officer.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 5:27 pm

The news of Jony Ive's promotion was first revealed, oddly enough, in a long, fawning profile of Ive in the Telegraph, written by British comedian and TV host Stephen Fry. "Until now, Ive's job title has been Senior Vice President of Design," Fry wrote. "But I can reveal that he has just been promoted and is now Apple's Chief Design Officer. It is therefore an especially exciting time for him."

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Health
4:22 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Injection Drug Use Fuels Rise In Hepatitis C Cases

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 7:32 pm

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Around the Nation
4:22 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

More Rain Expected As Massive Flooding Shuts Down Houston

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 6:08 am

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Law
4:22 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Settlement On Police Reforms

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 7:44 pm

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U.S.
4:22 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

Los Angeles started offering a $3.75 rebate on every square foot of grass replaced with a drought-friendly landscape. The drought is a boost in business for local conservation entrepreneurs.
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Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 9:30 am

When people call up Leigh Jerrard, founder of Greywater Corps, they're greeted with a recorded message: "Note that we are overwhelmed with inquiries right now, so it may be a while before we get back to you. But have faith."

Jerrard's company helps homeowners with the complicated process of installing their own Greywater systems. The system takes drainage from showers or washing machines and uses it to water lawns.

It sounds like a great idea now but six years ago, when Jerrard started the company, few people were interested.

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World
4:22 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

U.S., Turkey Divided On Support For Rebel Forces In Syria

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 7:01 pm

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