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KWBU NEWS
Brazos River Basin To Get 'Water Master'

[04/24/2014] - The Brazos River Basin will soon have a "water master"--someone to regulate how much water users are pumping out of the river. The water master will collect daily data on how much each user pumps. And as KWBU's Ryland Barton reports, the position will hold water rights holders accountable if they pump more than their fair share...

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Officials Say West Disaster Was Preventable

[04/22/2014] - Officials at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board have determined that last year's fertilizer plant explosion in West could have been prevented. KWBU's Ryland Barton reports...

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BUSINESS
Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

[05/05/14] - What was once experimental is now becoming more common: Journalists and photographers are increasingly putting small commercial drones in the air to shoot photo and video. But when they do, they're on shaky legal ground. Federal regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes...

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Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'

[05/05/14] - University of Chicago economist Gary Becker died Saturday at the age of 83. He won the Nobel Prize in 1992 for broadening the horizons of economics, using economic analysis to explore social issues like crime, racial discrimination and drug addiction...

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EDUCATION
After Decades, A University By And For Latinos Will Shut Its Doors

[05/05/14] - The National Hispanic University was created more than 30 years ago to educate first-generation college students from Latino backgrounds. Next year, the only school of its kind west of the Mississippi will close its doors. NHU sits in the shadow of the East San Jose foothills in California's...

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Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

[05/02/14] - The arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams this week in Northern Ireland is raising questions about academic freedom across the Atlantic. As NPR's Scott Neuman reported: "The arrest was prompted in part by a Boston College-sponsored history project on the conflict in Northern Ireland...

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TOP NEWS
The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

[05/05/14] - It is, says the World Health Organization, "an extraordinary event." Polio is spreading to a degree that constitutes a public health emergency. The global drive to wipe out the virus had driven the number of polio cases down from 300,000 in the late 1980s to just 417 cases last year. The World Health...

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Vatican Tells U.N. Committee That Abuse Claims Have Dropped

[05/05/14] - A United Nations committee on Monday grilled a Vatican representative about the priest sex abuse and compared the impact of the scandal to torture. But Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Holy See's top envoy in Geneva, said the Vatican leadership had improved its handling of abuse...

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