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Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:34 -0400 
    All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.


As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:34 -0400 
    Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.


Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:00 -0400 
    Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."


40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:00 -0400 
    Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.


3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:18:00 -0400 
    The State Department said the men should be released out of humanitarian concern and asked that Kenneth Bae, who has been held for two years, be granted amnesty.


The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0400 
    Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.


To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:55:00 -0400 
    Many immigrant men in the U.S. work hard to hold onto definitions of masculinity from their native countries — while also rejecting more rigid gender roles that may be the norm in their homelands.


Showboat Casino Is Latest In Atlantic City To Close Its Doors 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:08:00 -0400 
    The casino's closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states.


151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:53:00 -0400 
    Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.


It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:21:00 -0400 
    An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this midterm election cycle, that's not quite right.


Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:51:00 -0400 
    The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge's ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won't be penalized.


More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:03:14 -0400 
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.


Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:22:00 -0400 
    Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.


Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:17:00 -0400 
    When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.


Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:14:00 -0400 
    Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.
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