The phone company Vonage reported a 10 percent drop in voice mail retrievals over the past year. Many of those ignoring voice mails are millennials. iStockphoto hide caption

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All Tech Considered

'Please Do Not Leave A Message.' Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

"When it comes to voice mail, they're just over it," says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it's still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.

The problem isn't just that fake cures are worthless, doctors say. Fraudulent claims also give some people the false sense that the product can protect them from getting sick. iStockphoto hide caption

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Shots - Health News

FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online KERA

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims — but it's still selling the product.

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This encampment under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, shown in 2008, was cleared out by authorities in 2009. It was home to sex offenders who were unable to find places where they were permitted to live under Miami-Dade County's strict residency law. Although this makeshift community was broken up, homeless sex offenders continue to camp out in other areas of the county. David Adame/AP hide caption

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Law

ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which they say is harsh and arbitrary.

University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt talk during a special joint meeting of the UNC Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

An independent report found that the school's African and Afro-American Studies Department used the "paper classes" to inflate grades for more than 3,000 students, nearly half of them athletes.

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Field Recordings

Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

We asked the romantic London band to perform a song from its album Present Tense in The Campbell Apartment, an antique bar tucked into the corner of New York's bustling Grand Central Station.

Lacey Williams (from left), Mary Espinosa, Jaime Villegas, Armando Cruz Martinez and Elisa Benitez talk inside the offices of the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, N.C. According to a 2011 Pew Hispanic report, the median age of Latinos in North Carolina is 24. Andy McMillan for NPR hide caption

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Michel Martin, Going There

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. NPR's Michel Martin traveled to Charlotte to learn more about their growing influence.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon delivers a statement at the Israeli Defense forces headquarters in June 2014 in Jerusalem. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.

In Mexico City on Wednesday, people march to demand justice for 43 missing students. Mexican authorities ordered the arrest of the mayor of Iguala and his wife in connection with the attack. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City demanding justice.

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