1:24pm

Mon February 25, 2013
The Two-Way

No More 'Negro' For Census Bureau Forms And Surveys

Question 9 on the first page of the 2010 Census form. After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in its surveys. Instead of the term, which was popularized during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use "black" or "African-American."
Carolyn Kaster AP

The Census Bureau announced Monday that it would drop the word "Negro" from its forms, after some described it as offensive. According to the Associated Press, the term will be replaced next year by black or African-American. From the AP:

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1:16pm

Mon February 25, 2013
The Two-Way

At Nuclear Talks: West Will Float 'Sanctions Relief;' Iran Will Take 'Hard Line'

Talks between the U.S., its allies and Iran about the Persian giant's nuclear ambitions are due to begin Tuesday in Almaty, Kazakhstan. As the time draws near, we're seeing stories about how each side will approach the discussions.

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1:13pm

Mon February 25, 2013
All Tech Considered

Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Feb. 20, 2013. Under Mayer, Yahoo is ending its remote work policy for employees.
Peter Kramer ASSOCIATED PRESS

In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry's past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home.

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12:52pm

Mon February 25, 2013
The Two-Way

'The Onion' Apologizes For Offensive Tweet About 9-Year-Old Quvenzhane Wallis

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 2:10 pm

Actress Quvenzhane Wallis.
Imeh Akpanudosen Getty Images

This isn't a joke.

Steve Hannah, CEO of The Onion has issued a personal apology on behalf of the satirical news outlet for a tweet that someone on its staff sent out late Sunday night during the Oscars awards.

The subject was 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild. The tweet read:

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12:29pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Shots - Health News

Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines In Clinical Study

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 5:36 pm

Don't hold back on the olive oil, a Spanish study concludes.
hiphoto40 iStockphoto.com

Pour on the olive oil in good conscience, and add some nuts while you're at it.

A careful test of the so-called Mediterranean diet involving more than 7,000 people at a high risk of having heart attacks and strokes found the diet reduced them when compared with a low-fat diet. A regular diet of Mediterranean cuisine also reduced the risk of dying.

The findings, published online by The New England Journal of Medicine, come from a study conducted right in the heart of Mediterranean country: Spain.

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12:23pm

Mon February 25, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Science: A Relationship You May Not Understand

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 9:43 am

Don't let your beautiful relationship with science run up on the rocks just because of the occasional contradiction or misunderstanding. Take a minute to try and see things from another perspective.
Pascal Guyot AFP/Getty Images

Eating more antioxidants can reduce your risk of stroke and dementia. Or maybe not. Moderate alcohol consumption has some health benefits. But also some risks. Women should take calcium supplements. Or maybe they shouldn't.

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12:10pm

Mon February 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Justice Sotomayor Chastises Asst. U.S. Attorney For Race Baiting In Drug Case

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 3:19 pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke with NPR in December at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Usually when the United States Supreme Court refuses to hear a case, it does so without a lengthy opinion.

Today, however, Justice Sonia Sotomayor joined by Justice Stephen Breyer, issued a pointed rebuke of an assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas.

The case involves a man who was arguing he did not know the two friends he was with intended to buy drugs. During the trial the assistant U.S. attorney, whom Sotomayor did not name, made a racist comment.

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12:03pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Around the Nation

Grief Still Very Real For Trayvon's Mom

Tuesday marks one year since the fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The case has drawn a lot of national attention and polarized America on issues of race and self-defense. Host Michel Martin checks in again with Trayvon's mother, Sybrina Fulton, and her attorney, Benjamin Crump.

12:03pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Books

The Science Of Being 'Top Dog'

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 1:16 pm

ManoAfrica iStockphoto.com

"To compete well means to take risks that are normally constrained by fear," Po Bronson tells NPR's Michel Martin.

Following their best-selling book, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, Bronson and Ashley Merryman teamed up again for Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing.

Bronson says "risk-taking is a crucial quality of competitiveness." Science shows that "if you focus on the odds, you tend not to take the risk," he says.

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11:50am

Mon February 25, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

What's That Thing Hanging Outside My Bathroom Window? My Neighbor's Drone

Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 12:08 pm

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