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For Teachers, Many Paths Into The Classroom ... Some Say Too Many

One in five newly hired teachers has skipped university preparation for teaching. Indiana is the latest state to make entering the classroom easier.

Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control

A string of Republican Senate candidates are getting behind over-the-counter birth control, a move that could draw women voters.

ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?

The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group calls itself the Islamic State; the Obama administration goes with ISIL.

A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.

Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds fun and safe for all across the country.

Are Yemen And Somalia Good Examples Of U.S. Anti-Terror Strategy?

President Obama says the strategy the U.S. would pursue against the Islamic State would be similar to how it targets al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Somalia. But both countries are deeply unstable.

Convicted School Shooter Apprehended After Ohio Prison Break

T.J. Lane and two other inmates escaped Thursday night from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima. Lane was convicted of killing 3 students at a suburban Cleveland High School in 2012.

Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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