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Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted
As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.
The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances
Carnegie Mellon University recently emailed about 800 graduate school applicants to say they'd been accepted. But it was a mistake. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on acceptance letters in the digital age.
There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'
When NPR correspondents report about that group, they try to make it clear that it is not a "state" in the standard sense of that word. This month's "Word Matters" conversation explains why.
Police Are Learning To Accept Civilian Oversight, But Distrust Lingers
More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.
Not My Job: Brady Bunch's Florence Henderson Gets Quizzed On Weird Science
We revisit the time we asked Henderson about the Ig Nobels — awarded for real, if ridiculous, research. Originally broadcast Oct. 25, 2014.
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