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At University Of Virginia, Efforts Born Of Discredited Story Go On

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"People within the fraternity life feel wronged," says a University of Virginia fraternity member about a discredited news article. But as educator on sexual assault, he knows the problem is real.

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Morning Edition

Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

An NPR probe finds many nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to calm dementia patients — despite FDA warnings — but only 2 percent of excessive-medication cases result in penalties.

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Justice Department Vows To Fight States That Violate Indian Child Welfare Law

Monday, December 08, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says the department is adding resources to bring states in line with a 36-year-old law that attempts to keep Native children close to their relatives and tribes.

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FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

Monday, December 08, 2014

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."

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America's Highest-Paid Private-University President Made $7.1 Million In 2012

Monday, December 08, 2014

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson's 2012 compensation was mostly the payout of a retention package, but she still would have made close to a million without it.

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All Things Considered

New Entry Program Reunites Some Immigrants With Their Children

Monday, December 08, 2014

A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Monday, December 08, 2014

President Obama is pushing for massive trade deals with Asian and European nations. Critics say the trade negotiations, which are conducted in private, aren't facing enough scrutiny.

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All Things Considered

Fallout From 'Rolling Stone' Story Changes Conversation At UVA

Monday, December 08, 2014

Now that the accuracy of the article about sexual assaults at the school is being called into question, the conversation is changing and activists hope the attention will stay on sexual assault.

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All Things Considered

Sexual Assault Activists Worry 'Rolling Stone' Fallout Could Stunt Progress

Monday, December 08, 2014

Students, sexual assault activists and the legal profession react to the continuing fall-out from the Rolling Stone article of an alleged gang rape on the University of Virginia's campus. The magazine apologized for some faulty reporting.

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All Things Considered

GOP Leaders: Gas Tax Hike Could Fuel Fixes To Bad Roads And Bridges

Monday, December 08, 2014

Several states, including those led by Republicans, aren't waiting for Congress to shore up the federal highway trust fund and help pay for repairing worn out infrastructure.

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All Things Considered

Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

Monday, December 08, 2014

A new report says there's no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in advance. But Democrats say there are still unanswered questions about what the governor knew.

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Obama Administration Unveils New Limits On Racial Profiling

Monday, December 08, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder says he hopes state and local police will adopt the new guidelines for federal law enforcers.

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End Fraternities' Suspension, UVA Urged Amid 'Rolling Stone' Fallout

Monday, December 08, 2014

The call by national organizations representing fraternities and sororities comes after the magazine acknowledged "discrepancies" in its story on gang rape. The story had prompted the suspensions.

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Supreme Court Rejects BP's Challenge To Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Monday, December 08, 2014

The oil giant had hoped to limit how much it will pay under a 2012 settlement with people and businesses on the Gulf Coast. BP originally estimated it would pay $7.8 billion to settle claims.

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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Monday, December 08, 2014

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.

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Democratic Mayors Back Obama's Immigration Plan, Citing Economic Benefits

Monday, December 08, 2014

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.

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Doctors Are Slow To Adopt Changes In Breast Cancer Treatment

Monday, December 08, 2014

There's not much evidence that radiation increases survival in older women with early-stage breast cancer, but doctors are still prescribing it. It can be hard to get doctors to change protocols.

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Bay Area Protests Turn Violent For Second Night In A Row

Monday, December 08, 2014

Demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked traffic on a freeway. The protests came in the wake of police killings in Missouri and New York.

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Photos: Massive Fire Shuts Down Freeways In Los Angeles

Monday, December 08, 2014

A huge apartment complex under construction near Dodger Stadium was in flames early Monday, closing two major highways that intersect nearby. More than 250 firefighters are responding.

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Morning Edition

Medicine's Subtle Art Gives A Man The Chance To Breathe Again

Monday, December 08, 2014

When Bob Smithson could no longer breathe on his own and surgeons wanted to operate, his doctor decided to take a chance on a different treatment. That decision gave Bob another chance at life.

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