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Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

npr.org — Sen. Marco Rubio argued that the nation's immigration laws need to be overhauled and said that Hillary Clinton would be a flawed candidate for president. The Florida Republican made his comments in the second half of a two-part interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on Tuesday.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @NPRinskeep: Immigration is an especially complex issue for @marcorubio. He takes our Q's on it here: n.pr/1lpor1X @MorningEdition

Jul 22, 2014

Marco Rubio: Hillary Clinton is a XX century candidate. Rubio would decide running for president in next few months n.pr/1lpor1X

Jul 22, 2014

Marco Rubio to NPR: US can not absorb every single on the planet that flees violence n.pr/1lpor1X #marcorubio

Jul 22, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: .@marcorubio calls for modernizing immigration, dismisses Hillary Clinton as POTUS candidate. Part 2 with @NPRinskeep n.pr/1p6coYO

Jul 22, 2014

Ouch RT @rebeccagberg: Fightin' words: Marco Rubio calls Hillary Clinton "a 20th century candidate." npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w…

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Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police

npr.org — At Oakland Tech, like high schools all over, passing period is a time for passing judgments. Aaliyah Douglass, a 17-year-old, gives me a taste of how harsh critiques can be at the school in Oakland, Calif. She starts by evaluating a male classmate who walks by wearing shorts, a T-shirt and Vans.
Jul 22, 2014

What to wear is a major source of stress for teens fearful of the fashion police, LISTEN npr.org/blogs/health/2… @NPR @Youthradio

Jul 22, 2014

The last piece on our Stressed Out series. @YouthRadio: Teens Say Looks Can Be Liberating Despite Fashion Police n.pr/UpvTD6

Jul 22, 2014

Hint: Blue Converse sneakers. RT @MorningEdition: Learn why one teenager gets up at 5 AM. . n.pr/1nQwll2 @youthradio @NPRHealth

Jul 22, 2014

Waking up on time and getting dressed well should be treated like the radical feat that it is. Thanks, @youthradio. n.pr/1paaby8

America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road - This Time, Playing For U.S.

npr.org — Chris Lee/Courtesy of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA Last year, the Carnegie Hall-organized National Youth Orchestra of the USA launched amid a rush of media attention from across the country and around the world, with performances in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London.
Jul 22, 2014

You ever look back on your life and wonder, “What did I ever do?” n.pr/1o5Tt3P ┐(・。・┐) ♪ youtube.com/watch?v=E7Avzs…

Jul 22, 2014

Via @nprmusic: America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S. n.pr/1p21djO ROC's Martine Thomas on viola.

FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

npr.org — The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a 24-hour ban on flights to and from the Tel Aviv airport. "The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning of July 22, 2014," the FAA said in a statement.

'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers

npr.org — If the Television Critics Association press tour of 2014, wrapping up Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations from PBS, has had a catchphrase, it's "audience measurement." Critics heard an extended presentation from Nielsen on the very first day of tour about the company's plans to begin measuring viewership on mobile devices and, more generally, about its scramble to keep up - catch up, really - with the way television works now.
Jul 22, 2014

Good point from @nprmonkeysee that *which* TV ratings you use depends on *why* you're writing about TV ratings: npr.org/blogs/monkeyse…

Jul 22, 2014

"Audience Measurement: How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers" n.pr/1nRe07q

Audit faults DEP response to gas drilling water complaints

stateimpact.npr.org — Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection failed to adequately track and respond to public complaints about water quality related to natural gas development, according to a report released today by the state Auditor General's Office.
Jul 22, 2014

Audit says DEP failed to "adequately track and respond" to complaints about drinking water related to gas drilling: stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2…

Jul 22, 2014

Audit faults Pa. DEP response to gas drilling water complaints n.pr/1ubTtDS

How Do We Use Our Challenges To Live Beyond Limits?

npr.org — Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Champions. " You don't know how strong you are until you're forced to find it - until you're forced to use it. About Amy Purdy's TEDTalk Paralympic snowboarder and "Dancing With the Stars" finalist Amy Purdy tells how losing her legs at age 19 enabled her to achieve more than she ever dreamed.

What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

npr.org — Any eclipse is worth seeing. A total eclipse - where the moon completely blots out the sun, where day turns to night, where solar flares ring the moon's shadow like a crown of flame - that's the eclipse everybody wants to see, the alpha eclipse that eclipses all the other eclipses.
Jul 22, 2014

What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This ow.ly/2Kxglt

Proposed Pipeline Project to Get Federal Scrutiny

stateimpact.npr.org — Federal regulators announced this week that a controversial pipeline expansion project will undergo an extensive environmental review. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees interstate pipelines, will do an environmental impact statement on the $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise Expansion Project.

Memmos | Search Results | NPR Ethics Handbook

ethics.npr.org — We've had several emails from listeners who believe they heard us refer to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as only a "crash." "I feel that the use of the word crash in this case is ambiguous at best and in my mind relaxes and deflects responsibility," one person writes.
Jul 22, 2014

...and he recommends using “Wreckage field” or “debris field” sted of "crash site" since plane broke up in midair. ethics.npr.org/?s=Memmos

Jul 22, 2014

The problem w/calling #MH17 a "crash" -- guidance from NPR's standards/ethics editor @markmemmott: ethics.npr.org/?s=Memmos

Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

npr.org — A three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit threw the fate of an important part of the Affordable Care Act into doubt Tuesday. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the Internal Revenue Service lacked the authority to allow subsidies to be provided in exchanges not run by the states.
Jul 22, 2014

Updated w/ 4th circuit ruling: Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Exchange n.pr/1lqNDp1 @NPRhealth

Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country'

npr.org — No theme has dominated country radio playlists and charts more in the last couple of years is celebration of the sort of small-town good life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. The young country duo Maddie & Tae aren't fans of the third element in the "bro-country" trinity.

Before Snowden: The Whistleblowers Who Tried To Lift The Veil

npr.org — Seventy years old and on crutches, both legs lost to diabetes, Bill Binney worked at the National Security Agency nearly three decades as one of its leading crypto-mathematicians. He then became one of its leading whistleblowers.
Jul 22, 2014

Terrific story by @nprnews on the pre-Snowden whistleblowers at the NSA who believed the spying was 'treason.' n.pr/1p3bg89

Jul 22, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: Edward Snowden is the most famous, but other whistleblowers tried to shed light on NSA n.pr/1nxkTQZ