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NPR Ed

Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Mom Of 12-Year-Old Killed By Cleveland Police Says She's Still Waiting For Apology

Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria, said she felt disrespected when the city blamed her son for his own death in a court filing. Tamir was playing with a replica gun when he was shot by an officer.

Three years ago, Air Force veteran Sara Creech quit her job as a nurse and bought a 43-acre farm in North Salem, Ind. She named her farm Blue Yonder Organic. John Wendle for Harvest Public Media hide caption

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The Salt

From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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Author Interviews

Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman

The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904. In The Monopolists, Mary Pilon tells Monopoly's origin story.

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