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The Two-Way
6:39 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Nuns vote on a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage, at a polling station in County Dublin, Ireland, on Friday.
Peter Morrison AP

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:42 am

Voters in Ireland are deciding today whether the country will amend its constitution to make same-sex marriage legal.

The vote follows months of debate in the heavily Catholic country. Opinion polls suggest the referendum will pass and Ireland become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote.

But, as NPR's Ari Shapiro points out, "polls in this part of the world have been totally wrong in the past.

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Goats and Soda
6:36 am
Fri May 22, 2015

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

Hanna Barczyk for NPR

It seems like a no-brainer: Offer kids a reward for showing up at school, and their attendance will shoot up. But a recent study of third-graders in a slum in India suggests that incentive schemes can do more harm than good.

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Animals
6:32 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Stuffed Tiger, Camera-Stealing Elephant Get Attention

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Television
6:32 am
Fri May 22, 2015

CBS Trashes David Letterman's 'Late Show' Set

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Politics
4:09 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 6:32 am

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