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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

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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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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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 — but not collective bargaining — with groups. It comes months after the UAW lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

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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All Things Considered

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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Two Workers Rescued From Scaffolding 69 Stories Up At 1 World Trade Center

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Firefighters had to break a window to rescue the pair after their scaffolding malfunctioned.

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All Things Considered

Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.

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Family Of Dallas Ebola Victim Settles With Hospital That Treated Him

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas initially sent Thomas Eric Duncan home when he went to the emergency room. He died at the hospital on Oct. 8.

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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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Training The Next Generation Of Doctors To Get LGBT Health Right

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. Med schools need to integrate LGBT health throughout training, a key group says.

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Morning Edition

Florida Election Officials Don't Bother With Write-In Votes

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Tampa Tribune reports that state election officials increasingly are not bothering to tally write-in votes. It's a tragedy for Mickey Mouse, who as a resident of Florida, was often named.

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Morning Edition

Yankees Look For Ways To Unload Alex Rodriguez

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Steve Inskeep talks to ESPN sportswriter Pablo Torre about how Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees might respond to new reports of steroid use by star player Alex Rodriguez.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams To Be Sworn Into Office

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Democrat Alma Adams represents North Carolina's 12th Congressional District. Steve Inskeep talks to her about her new position; she had served in North Carolina's General Assembly for 20 years.

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