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The Two-Way
5:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:13 pm

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Goats and Soda
3:57 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Oh, The Places You'll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help (And Often Fail)

You have to go. You know, um, go potty.

You are in a foreign country. And things are certainly looking a bit foreign.

Do you sit or squat? Can you toss toilet paper down the bowl or hole?

Let the signs guide you.

That is, if you can understand them.

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World
3:54 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

U.N. Commissioner For Human Rights Faces Challenges In Iraq, Syria

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:34 pm

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Around the Nation
3:52 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

Bush pilot John Bouker (right) and village public safety officer Mike Myers (left) outside Bouker's Cessna 207. Bouker transports Alaskan cops to remote areas and helps pick up prisoners.
Martin Kaste NPR

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:09 pm

In order to reach what Alaskans call "The Bush" — villages isolated across tundra — you'll need a bush pilot. That's where John Bouker comes in.

Most of Bouker's passengers are civilians he transports to and from Alaska's remote villages. He does his job with the nonchalance of a suburban dad in a minivan dropping his kids off at the mall.

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Law
3:42 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Guantanamo Nurse Could Be Discharged For Not Force-Feeding Detainees

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:46 pm

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The Two-Way
3:42 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

America's 'Best Restroom 2014' Is Verdant And Curvy

America's best place to go, 2014: Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens wins an award for its restrooms.
Longwood Gardens

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 4:26 pm

Public bathrooms don't have to be boring. Just look at this year's contenders for the title of America's Best Restroom, which range from sculpture and doll themes to wash-tub basins. This year's winner is tucked along a "green wall" of plants.

The top bathroom in America is currently at Longwood Gardens, west of Philadelphia, according to Cintas, the business uniform and supply company that runs the Best Restroom competition.

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Around the Nation
3:39 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Old Man Winter Knocks Hard On One Buffalo, N.Y., Resident's Door

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:31 pm

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New Boom
3:37 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Noelle Johnson has a lengthy commute via bus and metro to her job near Washington, D.C. She's been working toward her B.A. for nine years, and when she finally finishes, she says, she'll be able to afford to live closer to work.
James Clark NPR

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 8:33 am

This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

If Noelle Johnson had a bachelor's degree, she'd be able to live closer to work, she says. She wouldn't have to spend so much of her free time hustling for babysitting gigs. She'd shop at the farmers market. She'd be able to treat her sister to dinner for once. She and her husband could go on trips together — they'd be able to afford two tickets instead of one.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Sen. Angus King: Executive Action On Immigration Could Backfire

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 5:16 pm

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Television
3:27 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:31 pm

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