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Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

Saturday, January 24, 2015

There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity. Researchers decided to see if that notion held up to scrutiny.

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.

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Former Wrestlers Sue, Say WWE Ignored Injuries

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Two fighters are suing World Wrestling Entertainment for allegedly ignoring the signs of brain damage and injuries suffered by wrestlers. Both say they suffered serious neurological damage as a result of fighting.

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'Driving The King' A Story Long In The Works

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Driving The King is a fictionalized account of the adventures of Nat King Cole and his bodyguard driver. Author Ravi Howard says the idea was planted long ago.

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Measles Outbreak Linked To Disneyland Hits Over 70 Cases

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland in California has now infected over 70 people, many unvaccinated. NPR's Arun Rath talks with science writer Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus.

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Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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Republicans Gather To Galvanize, Share Ideas At 'Freedom Summit'

Saturday, January 24, 2015

On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."

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Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Trevor Noah, a new international correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, turns a sharp eye on American policy — while answering the questions about world news that people are afraid to ask.

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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.

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For U.S. And Cuba, A Slow Walk To Re-Establishing Ties

Saturday, January 24, 2015

American and Cuban diplomats sat face-to-face in Havana this week for historic talks. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Carrie Kahn about the U.S. and Cuba re-establishing diplomatic ties.

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.

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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Friday, January 23, 2015

The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.

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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

Friday, January 23, 2015

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.

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New Generation Of Saudi Royals In Line To Run Country

Friday, January 23, 2015

For 62 years, Saudi Arabia has been ruled by sons of the founder of the Kingdom, Abdul Aziz. Robert Siegel talks to Middle East specialist Joseph Braude about Saudi succession.

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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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