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When Big Money Leads To Diplomatic Posts

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A couple of big Obama campaign donors were confirmed as U.S. ambassadors by the Senate on Tuesday. But some bad performances in confirmation hearings are raising questions about the practice.

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Morning Edition

Did UPS Discriminate Against A Pregnant Worker By Letting Her Go?

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

When Peggy Young became pregnant, her doctor recommended not lifting more than 20 pounds and she lost her job. Now a federal law banning pregnancy discrimination faces a test before the Supreme Court.

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Morning Edition

CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.

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Morning Edition

Mischief Under The Mistletoe: Office Partygoers Behaving Badly

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Partying with co-workers can lead to awkwardness and worse. And, HR experts say, alcohol is often to blame. "If people used common sense, I wouldn't have a job," says employment attorney Jon Hyman.

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All Things Considered

FDA Considers Allowing Blood Donations From Some Gay Men

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The lifetime ban on blood from any man who has had sex with men dates to the 1980s, before there was a good test to screen for HIV. Critics say the policy is outmoded and needlessly discriminatory.

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Shucking Oysters By The Thousands, With A Steady Smile

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

For 40 years, Maryland's George Hastings has been shucking oysters at festivals and competitions around the U.S. And while the work can be grueling, he says he'll only quit when it stops being fun.

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All Things Considered

Detroit Goes Dark After Major Power Outage

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Much of downtown Detroit went dark on Tuesday after a power cable was cut, leaving the grid without sufficient electricity. Courts, schools, government offices closed up and hospitals and first responders used their generators to operate.

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Fill 'Er Up: The Joys Of Good Gas Station Food

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Forget dried-out doughnuts and creepy-looking hot dogs. In cities across the U.S., patrons can fill up on gourmet grub and top off their tanks in one stop.

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Power Restored In Detroit After Outage

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The outage, which was attributed to a cable failure, affected the city's fire stations, schools and courthouses. Many nonpublic buildings were unaffected.

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Government Says Bosses Can't Force Workers To Get Health Tests

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

When is a voluntary program no longer voluntary? That's the question about corporate wellness programs, which give employees hefty financial incentives to undergo health screenings.

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Morning Edition

Man Ends Fight With Girlfriend By Driving Into Pole, Walking Away

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

David Scarpa's neighbors heard yelling, then a crash, then nothing — because he was gone, apparently preferring being charged with fleeing an accident to dealing "with his girlfriend yelling at him."

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Morning Edition

After Rape Scandal, University Of Virginia Reworks Relationship With Frats

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Following a Rolling Stone report on brutal assaults at the school, its president may force the campus' Greek system to ban hard liquor. New programs also encourage reporting of sexual assaults.

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Morning Edition

Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

You can lead children to vegetables, but can you make them eat? In one school lunch program, kids will tell you upfront what they think of your veggies — and what you should do with them.

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Brooke Astor's Son, Convicted Of Raiding Mother's Fortune, Dies At 90

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Anthony Marshall, son of socialite Brooke Astor, was convicted in 2009 of defrauding his mother. Marshall was sentenced to prison, but appeals delayed him from serving any time until 2013.

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All Things Considered

NAACP Organizes March From Ferguson To Jefferson City

Monday, December 01, 2014

Marchers are walking 120 miles from Ferguson to the governor's mansion in Jefferson City to ask for improvements to policing policies. Melissa Block talks to NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.

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All Things Considered

Ohio State Football Player's Death Draws Attention To Head Injuries

Monday, December 01, 2014

Kosta Karageorge was found dead of an apparent suicide. His mother reportedly told police he sent her a text message before he disappeared saying concussions had messed up his head.

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All Things Considered

White House To Launch Task Force On '21st Century Policing'

Monday, December 01, 2014

President Obama devoted the day to policing issues highlighted by the Ferguson saga on Monday, meeting with his cabinet, local officials and community activists at the White House.

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All Things Considered

Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

Monday, December 01, 2014

As more U.S. states approve marijuana for medical or recreational use, the price for pot growers in Mexico is falling. This could change the business model for narcotraffickers as well.

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All Things Considered

Proposal Would End Football At University Of Alabama-Birmingham

Monday, December 01, 2014

Alabama is a state known for its college football. But a move to scuttle the football program at the state university in Birmingham is drawing fire from fans, students and athletes alike.

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All Things Considered

From Feeling Lost To Army Strong, With The Help Of Poetry

Monday, December 01, 2014

Daisy Armstrong struggled in school. She was homeless for a time. Then she began performing poetry — and it helped her, a gay woman, find a niche where she never thought she'd belong: the Army.

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