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Do Girl Scout Cookies Still Make The World A Better Place?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 08:05

Obesity docs say it's time for the Girl Scouts to ditch the processed, sugary cookies and find another way to raise money. But the tradition is deeply ingrained and has been around for a century.

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Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:50

You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.

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5 April Fools' Pranks Gone Bad

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:11

When you pull an April Fools' prank, the joke could be on you.

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Group Blasts Greece Over Conditions In Which Migrants Are Detained

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:06

Medecins Sans Frontieres' new report called Greece's treatment of migrants not only a "violation of national, European and international standards, but also" harmful to people's health and dignity.

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Juneau healthier than Sitka? Don’t make us laugh!

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 07:00

During a break in the legislature, Juneau residents take the air in Cope Park.


A study released last week by the University of Wisconsin concluded that Sitka is the second-healthiest community in the state of Alaska — behind Juneau.

Researchers looked at smoking rates, access to exercise, and education levels, among other factors.

The results of the study were a shot in the arm to Juneau which, frankly, seems a little more sedentary and bureaucratic than Sitka. However, local health professionals are now more motivated than ever to improve our fitness.

KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with Cindy Edwards, director of the Hames Center, to learn what can be done to put Sitka on top.


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Today is the anniversary what many consider to be one of the greatest April Fool’s pranks ever: The Eruption of the Mt. Edgecumbe Volcano. Sitka legend Porky Bickar masterminded that event, which took place on a sunny morning exactly 40 years ago.

When The Twit Hit The Fan: 'I'm Still Here,' Colbert Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 06:38

In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."

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NATO Chief: No Sign Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine Border

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 06:37

The secretary general of the alliance says he's seen no evidence of such a move a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly promised a partial withdrawal.

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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 06:10

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.

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Report: British Army Sniper's Single Shot Kills Six Taliban

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 05:57

The marksman's commanding officer says the bullet hit a suspected militant who was wearing a vest rigged with explosives. The subsequent blast killed a group of men in Afghanistan.

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