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Wed March 9, 2011
Around the Nation

Mass. Principal Hopes To Wake Up Late Students

A high school in Fall River, Mass., has kicked off a strategy to get more of its chronically tardy and absent students there on time. Every day, the students with the worst attendance records will get a pre-recorded wake-up call from the principal.


Wed March 9, 2011
Middle East

Soldiers In Yemen Fire At Protesting Students

For weeks, people in Yemen have been protesting against the long rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Soldiers fired rubber bullets and tear gas at students camped at a university in the capital Tuesday. That confrontation came after thousands of inmates rioted at a nearby prison and called for the president to step down.


Wed March 9, 2011
National Security

Muslim Americans Question Scrutiny At Border

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) opens hearings Thursday on the radicalization of Muslims in America. NPR takes a look at what it is like for Muslim Americans with valid U.S. passports to cross the border into the country. Border agents are asking them about their religion, and where they pray and how often — all of which might be a violation of the First Amendment.

Kathy Jamil, the principal of an Islamic School in Buffalo, N.Y., was born in the U.S. and is Muslim.

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Wed March 9, 2011

NPR Exec Recorded Disparaging Conservative Groups

The top fundraiser for NPR has resigned after a videotape became public showing him openly disparaging conservative groups during what he thought was a fundraising meeting. The video was recorded secretly during a lunch Ron Schiller had with two people who claimed to be eager to contribute to public radio.


Wed March 9, 2011

EU Court Ruling To Cost Women Drivers

Young female drivers in Europe may not have felt discriminated against when insurance companies checked out their figures — that is, the figures showing they're less likely than male counterparts to get in a traffic accident.

Nor have men been complaining that their pension payouts are higher than women's because statistically they don't live as long.

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