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More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

Friday, November 14, 2014

There are lots of cardiovascular risk calculators, but they usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. This one wants to know if you play tennis. And if you like bacon.

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NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Friday, November 14, 2014

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

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All Things Considered

Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.

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TED Radio Hour

What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.

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Morning Edition

Any Easy Password Can Help Hackers And The Feds

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jeremy Hammond is currently serving 10 years in Manchester Federal Prison for his cyber attacks. He thinks the feds tracked him down because he used his cat's name in his password.

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Morning Edition

Report Released On White House Fence Jumper

Friday, November 14, 2014

Details have emerged about the incident in September that led to the Secret Service director to resign. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Secret Service, launched a review.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Decision On Michael Brown Shooting

Friday, November 14, 2014

A grand jury is expected to announce soon whether Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, will be indicted. The city is on edge as everyone waits for the decision.

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Morning Edition

With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

Friday, November 14, 2014

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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Morning Edition

'Godfather' Mansion On The Market For Nearly $3 Million

Friday, November 14, 2014

In New York, the five-bedroom Staten Island home which became famous in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is up for sale.

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Morning Edition

State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Friday, November 14, 2014

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The letter calls King an "evil, abnormal beast," and speaks of his extramarital affairs, which were discovered while seeking ties to communism. Journalists in the 1960s rejected the FBI's scoop.

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Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

Thursday, November 13, 2014

For the Angels' Mike Trout, the third time was the charm. And Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is just the 11th player to win MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

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Morning Edition

Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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Why The 'Invasivores' Haven't Pounced On Bear Meat

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bear is traditional American grub, and hunting bear for meat can help control overpopulation. But bear meat isn't going to make its way into restaurants or onto the average dinner table anytime soon.

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All Things Considered

As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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All Things Considered

The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.

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All Things Considered

Hurricane Sandy Stranded Dialysis Patients. Lessons Learned?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A quarter of the dialysis patients who were in New York City when Hurricane Sandy hit missed at least one treatment due to power outages. Yet, not many are prepared for the next disaster.

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Poor Contact Lens Care Leads To A Whole Lot Of Eye Infections

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Almost 1 million people a year end up with painful eye infections, and improper contact lens care is a big reason why, according to a new study from the CDC.

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Preemies May Be Exposed To High Levels Of Phthalates In The NICU

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chemicals in medical equipment can be transferred to patients, and it's a particular concern with premature infants whose bodies and brains are immature.

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