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Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Friday, November 07, 2014

Getting prenatal care can be a struggle, transgender men report in what may be the first study of its kind. And their feelings on once again appearing more female varied greatly.

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In Surprise Move, Supreme Court Takes On Fate Of Obamacare Again

Friday, November 07, 2014

Is it legal for a state-sponsored health exchange to provide subsidies that help people pay insurance premiums? That's the point in question, and one that's still being considered by an appeals court.

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Suspect Arrested In 2010 Killing Of Family Of 4 In California

Friday, November 07, 2014

Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons were found last year in shallow graves in the desert near Victorville.

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Judge Approves Detroit's Plan To Exit Bankruptcy

Friday, November 07, 2014

The deal worked out by the city's emergency manager includes shedding $7 billion in debt and borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars to implement the strategy.

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Happy Birthday, 'Morning Edition!' Member Station Hosts Celebrate

Friday, November 07, 2014

We're celebrating our 35th birthday this week with family. Here's to our hosts at member stations around the country. Thanks for making us look — and sound — so good.

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Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

Friday, November 07, 2014

S. Donald Stookey created a synthetic ceramic glass in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.

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Army Drops Use Of Term 'Negro'

Friday, November 07, 2014

The document listed the term as an acceptable way to refer to African Americans. The Army said it removed it as soon as it noticed it.

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Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Friday, November 07, 2014

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Friday, November 07, 2014

The face of manufacturing has changed. In the future, the pool of workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with on-the-job education.

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Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Friday, November 07, 2014

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.

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The Awkward Post-Election White House Lunch

Friday, November 07, 2014

President Obama and congressional leaders have lunch on Friday, after an election that saw power shift to the Republicans. If history is a guide, they'll come out and describe it using polite terms.

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Appeals Court Ruling Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Bans In 4 States

Friday, November 07, 2014

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.

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Bomb Techs Work Through 'Dark Spots' To Brighter Lives

Friday, November 07, 2014

In an update to a 2011 StoryCorps interview, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz, whose wife died disarming an IED, and Sgt. Mary Dague, who lost both arms in Iraq, both say they are happy now.

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OOPS! 'Morning Edition's' Best Bloopers

Friday, November 07, 2014

Morning Edition hosts recount and replay some of the show's less-than-perfect moments on the air.

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All Things Considered

Drummer And Tuba Player Work To Stay Sharp For Band And College

Thursday, November 06, 2014

In May, we shared the story of a New Orleans high school marching band. Two students earned scholarships to play for Jackson State University's marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.

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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

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Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

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Harvard Secretly Photographed Classrooms To Monitor Attendance

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Some students and faculty are upset about the surveillance, but lots of colleges do this kind of thing all the time.

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All Things Considered

Battle Lines Drawn After Texas Town Bans Fracking

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Residents of Denton, Texas, voted Tuesday to ban hydraulic fracturing in their city. It's the first time a city in the state — where energy is king — has voted to ban fracking.

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Fewer Babies Are Born Prematurely, But Many Still Suffer

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The rate of premature births in the United States has dropped to 11 percent, showing continued progress in preventing the risks of prematurity. But there are big disparities among the states.

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