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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

By ensuring vaccines are invented and distributed, Bill Gates says, his foundation is dramatically reducing the number of childhood deaths in poor countries. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

For many low-income students, economic trends are making the prospect of getting into the college of their choice, and reaching graduation, even more difficult. hide caption

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Paying For College

When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

From left: Nicholas Thomas, Rob Cooze and Mike Betson were among 18 men who won a pay discrimination claim against the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, made compared with female workers on the same pay scale.

Why 'Fargo' For TV Works With Cold Efficiency And 'Bad Teacher' Doesn't

Billy Bob Thornton in FX's Fargo, an adaptation that works by lifting the tone of the film, not the story. Matthias Clamer/FX hide caption

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Television

Why 'Fargo' For TV Works With Cold Efficiency And 'Bad Teacher' Doesn't

When TV decides to adapt a movie, it can do it in a couple of different ways. The success of FX's adaptation of Fargo and the problems with CBS's adaptation of Bad Teacher make telling examples.

Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 after its arrival on Monday at Maui's Kahului Airport. After the same flight landed on Sunday, a California teen emerged from the left rear wheel well. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

The boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, center, takes questions while seated between Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Rep. Kevin Yoder, right, during a visit to the Johnson County Republican headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., on Monday. hide caption

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Politics

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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