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Tennessee Holds Parents Accountable For Children Born Addicted

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Tennessee obstetrician Jessica Young about a recent law that allows police to arrest mothers who give birth to a child testing positive for drugs.
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Waterless Worlds The New Hot Dystopia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Following years worth of news stories about climate change and drought, books and movies are starting to capture those stories, too. Worlds without water are the settings for quite a few new projects.
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Texas Center Part Of New Effort To Detain Illegal Immigrants

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Detaining, rather than releasing, migrants has become a controversial policy for the White House. NPR's John Burnett talks about his recent trip to a new family detention center site in Dilley, Texas.
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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.
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Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.
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Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. That's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.
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After A Flurry Of Literary Awards, A Book On The 'Wonder' Of Words

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.
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One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

Saturday, October 18, 2014

This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.
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Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A new group called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence has formed to find solutions to gun violence in the U.S. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with attorneys and co-chairs Cyrus Vance Jr. and Mike Feuer.
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Getting Medical Advice Is Often Just A Tap Away

Saturday, October 18, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with infectious disease specialist and HealthTap member Dr. Jonathan Po about telemedicine and hypochondria in a time of heightened health concern.
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A Funny Philosopher Tackles A Tough Query: 'Does Santa Exist?'

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Eric Kaplan's son had a zoo trip canceled because one mom worried about reindeer-induced questions. So Kaplan, a comedy writer and philosophy grad student, started pondering the puzzle of St. Nick.
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Watching 'Dear White People' At Harvard

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dear White People follows four black students at a prestigious, majority-white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to campus. So why not catch a screening at Harvard?
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The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Polish lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word in 1943, as part of his lifelong campaign to make the world acknowledge and prosecute the crime. A new documentary, Watchers of the Sky, tells his story.
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Some Nations Still Ill-Equipped To Deal With Ebola

Saturday, October 18, 2014

There has been a dramatic shortfall of Ebola-related equipment in Sierra Leone and other countries battling the disease. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Steve McAndrew about the logistical challenges of responding to the outbreak.
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Saudi Cleric's Death Sentence Focuses Shia Anger On Ruling Family

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.
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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Friday, October 17, 2014

Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.
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Europe's Short-Term Economic Fixes Can't Solve Long-Term Problems

Friday, October 17, 2014

Eurozone fears are bubbling and the markets are unhappy about it. New data suggest the continent may be about to enter its third recession in six years.
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In Sky Diving, A 'Whuffo' Won't 'Burble' Or Try The 'Horny Gorilla'

Friday, October 17, 2014

In a new installment of our series on trade lingo, sky diving instructor Michael Snively defines "whuffo," "burble" and "horny gorilla."
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'Bring Back Our Girls' Hopes Release Brings An End To Campaign

Friday, October 17, 2014

Audie Cornish speaks with Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former member of the Nigerian government and one of the leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls effort.
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NBA Is Trying Shorter Games — Why Not A Shorter Season?

Friday, October 17, 2014

While the NBA is experimenting with shorter games, some players — including Lebron James — would like to see shorter seasons. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
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