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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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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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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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Red Cross Employee Survey Finds Doubts About Leadership, Ethics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The results of an internal survey of more than 14,000 employees found that 4 out of 10 employees have doubts about the charity's commitment to ethical conduct.

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Morning Edition

Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.

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Morning Edition

After 4 Years As House Speaker, Boehner Looks Stronger Than Ever

Thursday, November 13, 2014

While John Boehner has held the speaker's gavel, it often looked like members of his caucus were in control. With a gain of more than a dozen GOP seats, Boehner might have some more maneuvering room.

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Morning Edition

Immigration Divides Washington; Permanent Resolution Unlikely

Thursday, November 13, 2014

President Obama is planning to use his executive authority to offer temporary deportation relief to certain groups of immigrants. The Republicans say if he does, all bets are off.

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Morning Edition

Auction Sets Record For Contemporary Art Sale

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The auction was held at Christie's International in New York on Wednesday. The event had been hyped for months, and it attracted some of the world's richest collectors.

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Morning Edition

Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

Thursday, November 13, 2014

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.

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Photos From Around The Snow-Covered Country This Week

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The West and Midwest are digging out of heavy snowfall this week, reaching highs of 18 inches in some parts.

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Mexico Claims U.S. Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Wednesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.

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Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.

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All Things Considered

After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The automaker said the new policy would allow dialogue โ€” but not collective bargaining โ€” with groups. It comes months after the UAW lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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Maurice Sendak's Book Collection At Heart Of Legal Dispute

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with The Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Dobrin about a dispute between a Philadelphia Museum and the estate of Maurice Sendak, over the late author's rare book collection.

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At The Supreme Court, Tracing A Fine Line Between Politics And Race

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On Wednesday, the justices took up a redistricting case from Alabama that explores the question of which kinds of political gerrymandering are acceptable and which are not.

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For U.S.-China Deal On Greenhouse Gases, The Devil Is In The Details

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Scientists say a new deal between the U.S. and China on greenhouse gases is a positive move toward new models for controlling emissions, but that it won't keep the Earth from dangerous levels of warming.

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What Exactly Are 'Monster Storms' And 'Bomb Cyclones'?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The northern U.S. is getting a blast of unseasonably cold weather, thanks to what has been dubbed a "bomb cyclone." The Washington Post's Jason Samenow explains that and other odd weather terms.

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