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The Two-Way
6:12 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

Dugway Proving Ground military base, seen here in 2010, was the source of several anthrax shipments that are suspected of containing live samples of the disease.
Jim Urquhart AP

The Department of Defense says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.

Fears of exposure to the potentially deadly disease has prompted officials to advise four civilian workers to get preventive care; more than 20 military personnel are also being monitored. The samples were sent via commercial shipping companies, but the Pentagon says there is "no known risk to the general public."

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NPR Ed
6:03 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Non-Academic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

LA Johnson/NPR

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.

But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".

There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. It bugs researchers and policymakers too.

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Around the Nation
5:50 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Pranksters Release 72,000 Ladybugs In Maryland High School

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 6:20 am

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Around the Nation
5:45 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Michigan County Police Blotter: Adult Food Fights

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 6:19 am

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 5:25 am

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