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Study Finds Huge Disparities In Costs Of Common Surgeries

Friday, January 23, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president of strategic services and chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which did the study.
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Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.
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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

Friday, January 23, 2015

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.
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U.S.-Cuba Talks First Step In Long Process Of Restoring Relations

Friday, January 23, 2015

U.S. diplomats have wrapped up two days of talks with Cuban officials — the highest-level meeting in 35 years. The aim is to start talking through how to restore diplomatic relations following the historic warming of ties announced last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro.
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Investigation Into Paris Attack Leads Authorities To Spain

Friday, January 23, 2015

In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.
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Sundance A Lab For Changing Models In Film, TV

Friday, January 23, 2015

Audie Cornish speaks with film reporter Steve Zeitchik of the Los Angeles Times about the trends, breakouts and mood at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
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When Pop Broke Up With Jazz

Friday, January 23, 2015

For the first half of the 20th century, Tin Pan Alley songwriters like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins dominated pop music. By the the 1950s, tastes had changed, and the music changed with them.
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Week In Politics: State Of The Union, Iran, Israel

Friday, January 23, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's State of the Union address, Vice President Biden's future, and the U.S.' relationships with Iran and Israel.
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International Criminal Court To Try Former Child Soldier With War Crimes

Friday, January 23, 2015

The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.
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Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

Friday, January 23, 2015

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.
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After The Slaughter, A Pakistani School Seeks To Heal

Friday, January 23, 2015

In northwest Pakistan, a school has reopened after last month's Taliban attack that killed more than 130. Most of the survivors chose to come back, but the healing will take years, they say.
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'American Sniper' Exposes Unresolved Issues About The Iraq War

Friday, January 23, 2015

American Sniper, based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has been a surprise hit at the box office. But as NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports, some say the movie misrepresents Kyle and glorifies war.
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Leaky Blood Vessels In The Brain May Lead To Alzheimer's

Friday, January 23, 2015

As vessels become more porous, researchers say, they allow toxins in the bloodstream to reach, and damage, delicate brain cells and raise the risk for dementia.
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Goodbye, Garden Yeti: In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

Friday, January 23, 2015

The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight Wi-Fi, according to the company's Chapter 11 filing.
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Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.
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Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.
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Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover By Dollar Tree

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.
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French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two of the men involved in the Paris attacks met in prison, where they transformed from small-time criminals to jihadists. France is now redoubling its effort to prevent radicalization in its prisons.
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For Many French Jews, Anti-Semitism Has A Clear Source

Thursday, January 22, 2015

French Jews say anti-Semitism, an issue for generations, is now coming largely from radical Muslims. Jewish emigration has been rising, but many Jews also say they're determined to stay in France.
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'Red Army' Explores How The Cold War Played Out On Ice

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When the U.S. hockey team beat the USSR during the 1980 Olympics, it was dubbed the "miracle on ice." Red Army profiles the Russian athletes and their place in the Soviet Union's propaganda machine.
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