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  1. Colorado Launches First In The Nation Post-Election AuditsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 22 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    A motorist guides his vehicle to a drop an election ballot at a drive-through collection site outside the election commission headquarters in Denver on Nov. 7, 2017. While the word "audit" all by itself doesn't sound very fun, for the Colorado Secretary of State it's absolutely celebratory.

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  2. Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top PostRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Monday submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve Board. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair.

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  3. Can Science Explain The Human Mind?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    In The Devil's Dictionary , Ambrose Bierce describes the mind as "a mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain," engaged in a futile attempt to understand itself "with nothing but itself to know itself with." Questions about the limits of self-understanding have persisted long after Bierce's 1911 publication.

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  4. Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 11 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    It had started well. His colleagues at UCLA had taken him and his girlfriend out to a fancy restaurant to celebrate.

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  5. Scientists Solve 50-Year-Old Mystery About Breakbone FeverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 2 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    In 1954, a mysterious disease struck children in Manila. They were showing up at hospitals with internal bleeding.

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  6. Some Black Americans Turn To Informal Economy In The Face Of DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 27 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    What happens when you're faced with a workforce that seems unwelcoming or even hostile? For people like Dennis Jackson, often the answer is to become your own boss. In Los Angeles, he is making the best of an October heat wave by selling solar panels.

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  7. The Good Psychology In 'The Good Place'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    NBC's "The Good Place" cast during the Aug. 2, 2016. press appearance : William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, D'Arcy Carden, Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto.

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  8. Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. "Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker says.

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  9. Flee A Cataclysm, Or Cling To A Doomed Home? Why People Stay May Surprise YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    When Boyd Coble heard the sheriff's deputy pounding on his door in Houston in the middle of the night, he rolled over and went back to sleep. Coble, who lives alone, except for his Australian sheepdog, Wally, knew all about Hurricane Harvey.

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  10. Can Consciousness In Brain-Injured Patients Be Restored?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    After all, we are confined to the external - to mere behavior, or perhaps to behavior plus measurements of brain activity. But the thoughts, feelings, images, sensations of another person, these are always hidden from our direct inspection.

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  11. What, Really, Is A Monument?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation park in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 23. Alva NoA is a philosopher at the University of California, Berkeley, where he writes and teaches about perception, consciousness and art.

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  12. Why A Potential 'Free Speech Week' At Berkeley Is Causing A StirRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    A conservative student group at the University of California, Berkeley, and far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos are planning to host an event they're calling "Free Speech Week" starting on Sunday. Tensions continue to mount at the University of California, Berkeley, where a conservative student group is planning to host an event it's calling "Free Speech Week" starting on Sunday.

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  13. Can A Machine Tell Whether You Are Gay?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Drawing on databases of images collected from an online dating site, a new study conducted at Stanford University concludes that faces carry information about sexual orientation. This information is not available to visual inspection by ordinary perceivers. 7 comments

  14. Police Departments Look To Garbage Trucks To Block Vehicle Attacks In CrowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Phoenix police officers stand beside a dump truck blocking a road outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Aug. 22. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he planned to host a rally inside the convention center. "More and more, we're seeing attacks both in the U.S. and abroad where vehicles are utilized," says Daniel Linskey, a retired Boston Police Department superintendent in chief who now works for a security management firm called Kroll Associates.

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  15. Yes, Some Questions Are Better Than OthersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    To appreciate that some questions are better than others, it helps to consider a few examples of questions that are bad . To find them, try playing Twenty Questions with a young child.

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  16. Using Black Celebrities To Push Pop, Pudding And PoliticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    We take black mega-celebrity endorsers as a given today: Michael Jordan , Oprah Winfrey , Beyonce , the husk that was once Tiger Woods . They wield a kind of agency that seems to continually reset the upper limits of black aspiration, while remaining more or less incidental to the median black condition.

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  17. Running Community Mourns Olympian David Torrence, Found Dead At 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    David Torrence, an athlete who ran in last year's Summer Olympics and had been training for more races, was found dead in a swimming pool in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday, according to local news reports and Torrence's friends. "The track world lost a great friend and athlete today," USA Track & Field said in a tweet about the runner's death.

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  18. Scattered Violence Erupts At Large, Left-Wing Berkeley RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    A mostly peaceful demonstration turned violent in Berkeley, Calif., when left-wing counter-protesters clashed with right-wing protesters and President Trump supporters on Sunday. Thousands of people held a "Rally Against Hate" in response to a planned right-wing protest that never got off the ground.

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  19. 2 Far-Right Rallies In Bay Area Fizzle; Counterprotesters RejoiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    In the face of overwhelming popular and political opposition, a far-right activist cancelled a press conference - hastily scheduled for Saturday afternoon - that some feared would provoke violent confrontations in the heart of San Francisco. The cancellation of the press conference came less than 12 hours after organizers also called off two highly publicized right-wing rallies planned for the Bay Area this weekend.

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  20. Bay Area Braces For Protests: 'Charlottesville Has Raised The Stakes'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Just two weeks after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., left one woman dead and ignited a national debate about racism, symbols of white supremacy and free speech, several alt-right groups are rallying this weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, unnerving residents, police and politicians. "Charlottesville has raised the stakes," says Jesse Arreguin, mayor of Berkeley, Calif.

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