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Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study

Friday, May 29, 2015

John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
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As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.
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Hastert Indictment Concerns Ex-Speaker's Time Before Congress, Reports Say

Friday, May 29, 2015

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, according to multiple news reports.
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Silk Road Founder Sentenced To Life In Prison

Friday, May 29, 2015

Ross Ulbricht, creator of the website Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison Friday. The website was a sophisticated criminal enterprise that specialized in selling illegal drugs.
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When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.
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Several Cash Withdrawals Triggered Investigation Into Former Speaker Hastert

Friday, May 29, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sharon Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at WilmerHale, about the federal law that triggered an investigation into J. Dennis Hastert.
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Soaked Texans Brace For More Storms After 7 More Inches Of Rain Fall

Friday, May 29, 2015

More rain is forecast this weekend in North Texas after up to 7 inches fell last night across parts of the state, causing colonies of fire ants and snakes to take shelter in houses.
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What Would The World Be Like If Machines Did All The Work?

Friday, May 29, 2015

The economist John Maynard Keynes imagined a future world where people no longer need to work. NPR's Planet Money podcast brings you a work of audio fiction inspired by Keynes' question.
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Before Berry Gordy's Motown, There Was John Dolphin's Recorded In Hollywood

Friday, May 29, 2015

The black entrepreneur who opened a record store called Dolphin's Of Hollywood — in South Central Los Angeles — is the subject of a new musical about his business success and untimely death.
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Week In Politics: New Presidential Contenders, Patriot Act

Friday, May 29, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor of The New Republic, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review.
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Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders To Face Test In New Hampshire

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sanders officially kicked off his campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove he's more than a fringe candidate, he needs to do well in New Hampshire.
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Sepp Blatter Reelected To 5th Term As FIFA President

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sepp Blatter was reelected as president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, on Friday. The vote comes as two separate international investigations probe allegations of corruption.
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This Cajun Chicken Pizza Will Remind You Of Your Salad Days

Friday, May 29, 2015

Chef James Rigato makes delicious seasonal dishes at his restaurant in Michigan. But perhaps what he is best-known for is the pizza he created when he was just a teenager.
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Southeast Asian Countries Agree To Step Up Efforts To Address Migrant Crisis

Friday, May 29, 2015

Nearly 20 countries are meeting in Bangkok Friday to try and resolve the migrant crisis affecting them. Most are economic migrants from Bangladesh and Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
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Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil

Friday, May 29, 2015

A U.S. indictment alleges an unnamed sportswear company paid bribes to secure a 1996 deal with Brazil. That's the year Nike signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship with Brazil's soccer federation.
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Senate To Vote On Patriot Act As Expiration Nears

Friday, May 29, 2015

The U.S. Senate meets for a special session on Sunday to deal with a national security program that is set to expire on June 1. The program has allowed the National Security Agency to collect and store a vast amount of phone records. NPR explains what is at stake and what the Senate is expected to do this weekend.
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Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.
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'Heaven Knows What' Adds New Wrinkles To The Street Junkie Narrative

Friday, May 29, 2015

The film slightly fictionalizes the experience of Arielle Holmes, a young homeless addict whom filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie first encountered in Manhattan's Diamond District.
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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The longest-serving Republican speaker was indicted Thursday for illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to conceal payments to someone he committed "prior misconduct" against.
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Cholera Surges In Haiti As Rain Arrives Early

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cholera has been spreading in Haiti for over four years. But this year looks especially bleak. In the first four months, there were nearly four times the number of cases as in the same period in 2014.
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