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Florida's Hunt For Giant Snails Leads To 'Smelly Easter Eggs'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The state has so far spent $6 million trying to eradicate the giant African land snail, an invasive species that devours gardens, carries disease and leaves behind a trail of foul-smelling mucus.

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What Diabetes Costs You, Even If You Don't Have The Disease

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Diabetes costs the United States $322 billion a year, or $1,000 for each American. That's 48 percent more than it was just five years ago.

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Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Newly published research finds that common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of force on the cervical spine.

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Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hiroshi Shimizu's remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide vehicle recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

Thursday, November 20, 2014

During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.

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Buffalo, Parts Of Upper Midwest Brace For More Snow

Thursday, November 20, 2014

With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to floodwater.

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Florida State University Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

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Morning Edition

Residents Wait To See If Ferguson Commission Succeeds

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As Ferguson residents await a grand jury decision, Missouri's governor launched a commission aimed at tackling some of the systemic issues that were showcased by Michael Brown's shooting death.

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Morning Edition

Pew Report Indicates Illegal Immigration Is Leveling Off

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Immigration politics are taking center stage. Arun Rath talks to the Pew Research Center's Jeffrey Passel about the declining number of undocumented immigrants arriving from Mexico.

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Morning Edition

GOP Governors' Meeting Showcases Potential Presidential Candiates

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. As a group, they're riding high after a successful election. And already, several are looking ahead to 2016.

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Morning Edition

Sen. Sanders Weighs In On Foreign Policy Issues

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.

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Morning Edition

Wanted: Snow Shovelers To Clear Bills' Stadium

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Residents in Buffalo, N.Y., are still dealing with the 6 feet of snow that has fallen so far this week. That includes football fans who hope to clear out their stadium before Sunday's game.

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Morning Edition

Obama Executive Action Could Foment Government Shutdown Drama

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The measure funding the government runs out next month. That, coupled with GOP anger over President Obama's promised executive action on immigration, means a Washington showdown could be brewing.

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Morning Edition

Obama To Spell Out Immigration Plans In Prime-Time Address

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Then on Friday, President Obama will speak about immigration at a Las Vegas High School. It's the same school where Obama launched his push for an immigration overhaul nearly two years ago.

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Morning Edition

Despite Low Employment, Millennials Hold Key To Reviving South Texas

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.

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Morning Edition

Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Law Enforcement

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

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All Things Considered

Bush Pilot Helps Rural Alaskan Police Explore Isolated Villages

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The troopers who police rural Alaska can't do their jobs without a good bush pilot to fly them into remote areas. In Bristol Bay, that pilot is John Bouker.

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All Things Considered

Old Man Winter Knocks Hard On One Buffalo, N.Y., Resident's Door

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An unseasonable storm has dropped five feet of snow in 10 counties in western New York State. Melissa Block talks to Chris Hazard about how snow crashed into her family home in Buffalo.

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All Things Considered

For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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All Things Considered

NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

There was more fallout for actor comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, following renewed allegations about sexual misconduct. NBC said it was cancelling plans for a comedy it was developing with Cosby.

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