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Why Do Mosquitoes Like To Bite You Best? It's In Your Genes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Researchers set hungry mosquitoes loose on identical and fraternal twins. They found that inherited genes do play a role in making you a mosquito magnet.

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All Things Considered

Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full time with his elderly mother.

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All Things Considered

Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.

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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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N.Y. Judge Amends Habeas Corpus Order For Chimps

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The amended order suggests that the court has made no decision on whether the two research chimps at Stony Brook University can be treated as legal persons.

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All Things Considered

Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines. One result? Unnecessary tests. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.

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The 'Folk Feminism' Roots Of The Latina 'Chola' Look

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrities like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Sandra Bullock have appropriated this "tough girl" aesthetic from the cholas of the 90s. But the look actually has some really radical roots.

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Morning Edition

Firefighters Extricate Stuck Duck From Fireplace

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rescuers in Slidell, La., could see the bird's head sticking down into the fireplace. It took two hours to get it out, and they had to dismantle part of the fireplace.

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Morning Edition

'Sliver Of Hope' In Freddie Gray Case, Former Baltimore Police Chief Says

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"This is possibly the spark that's going to ignite change, real change, in this city, and with the Baltimore Police Department," says former Commissioner Leonard Hamm.

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Morning Edition

Democrats Call Lynch Confirmation Delay A New Low In Washington Gridlock

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Lynch isn't very controversial, yet she's waited more than 5 months for a confirmation vote.

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Morning Edition

Boston Bombing Jury To Hear More Testimony Before Sentencing Tsarnaev

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jurors in the case of convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hearing arguments about whether he should receive the death penalty or life without parole.

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Morning Edition

Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of media storm after the release of hacked emails show that he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

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Morning Edition

Renewed Trade Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved. In New Hampshire on Tuesday, after a shouted question from a reporter, Hillary Clinton weighed in without taking sides.

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Morning Edition

Young Black Man In Baltimore Dies 1 Week After A Police Confrontation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Freddie Gray, 25, died after suffering a broken vertebra during an arrest. David Greene talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Scott Calvert and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm.

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Morning Edition

Why Do Courts Still Deliver Many Legal Documents By Hand?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.

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Morning Edition

National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the guard's unpredictable needs.

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All Things Considered

At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.

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All Things Considered

Too Often, Some Say, Volunteer Officers Just Want To Play Cop

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The fatal shooting of a suspect by a volunteer deputy in Tulsa, Okla., raises the question that some have already been asking: Why are nonprofessionals allowed to wear badges and carry guns?

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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

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