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From Other Nonprofit Media showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

From Other Nonprofit Media

From Other Nonprofit Media showcases select work from other nonprofit news sites around the nation.

CIA

How the CIA staged sham academic conferences to thwart Iran’s nuclear program

A decade ago, the CIA secretly funded conferences to lure Iranian scientists to defect.

Sabrina Blevins
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For-profit schools get public dollars for dropouts who rarely drop in

Schools touted by Betsy DeVos aggressively recruit at-risk students, offer barebones courses, and boost revenue by inflating enrollment.

Leaf blowers flagged as prodigious polluters — and possible health threat
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Leaf blowers flagged as prodigious polluters — and possible health threat

Despite improvements, these machines still emit toxic contaminants such as carcinogenic benzene as well as surprisingly large amounts of other smog-forming chemicals.

Pearl Bakhtiari
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How to save the humanities? Make them a requirement toward a business degree

One Canadian university sets out to prove the value of the humanities in lucrative careers.

Lots of love for driverless cars, except from one group: drivers
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Lots of love for driverless cars, except from one group: drivers

What’s more, as development efforts pick up steam, the level of public skepticism seems to be mounting.

American generosity after disasters: 4 questions answered
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American generosity after disasters: 4 questions answered

Americans typically make these donations within six weeks of a big disaster, when media coverage is the most intense.

Clare Cameron
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Century-old ‘work college’ model regains popularity as student debt continues to increase

Students get paid or get credit toward tuition, and learn job skills employers say many grads lack.

White supremacists joked about using cars to run over opponents
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White supremacists joked about using cars to run over opponents before Charlottesville

Leaked chat room conversations reveal expectations of violence — along with detailed planning and intelligence gathering on left-wing adversaries.

Unbelted rider in the back could kill someone in the front
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Unbelted rider in the back could kill someone in the front

In a survey of recent rear-seat passengers, 91 percent said they always buckled up in the front seat, but only 72 percent said they always buckled up in the rear.

Adderall XR
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Take the generic drug, patients are told — unless insurers say no

Faced with competition, some pharmaceutical companies are cutting deals with insurance companies to favor their brand-name products over cheaper generics.

Despite hazards, push to open public roads to off-road vehicles in high gear
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Despite hazards, push to open public roads to off-road vehicles in high gear

At least eight governments — including cities and counties in Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin and the state legislature of Utah — have approved the opening of roads.

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible
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Buffalo, N.Y., shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than money

Black and Latino students have seen the most dramatic improvements, significantly narrowing the graduation gap with their white peers.

The fragile ground beneath 66 million barrels of oil
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The fragile ground beneath 66 million barrels of oil

Wastewater from oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, and no one can predict where they will strike or how hard they will shake.

Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment
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Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment

New strategies include changing academic offerings and lowering prices. The price strategy has worked for St. Paul's Concordia University.

The last stand: 'Vivitrol Court'
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The last stand: 'Vivitrol Court'

Amid a surging opiate crisis, the maker of the anti-addiction drug Vivitrol skirted the usual sales channels. It found a captive market for its once-a-month injection in the criminal justice system.

Liquid soap
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Scientists urge tighter scrutiny of germ-fighting chemicals

More than 200 scientists and public health advocates are urging regulators to take a closer look at the potential dangers of antimicrobial chemicals, including triclosan.

How two common medications became one $455 million specialty pill
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How two common medications became one $455 million specialty pill

You can walk into your local drugstore and buy a month's supply of Aleve and Nexium for about $40. For Vimovo, the pharmacy billed my insurance company $3,252.

Bears Ears
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Contested national monuments in Utah house treasure troves of fossils

Paleontologists have found incredible dinosaur diversity at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. What could nearby Bears Ears hold?

How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?
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How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?

Sunscreens employ UV filters: molecules specifically designed to help reduce the amount of UV rays that reach through the skin surface.

pink-headed duck
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Nature's 'most wanted': Conservationists launch new quest for lost species

Expeditions will delve into the wild, looking for species that haven’t been seen for at least a decade.