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More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dump

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He's a dumpster diver. And he's happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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Morning Edition

Baseball's Regular Season Winds Down, Playoffs Days Away

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A handful of Major League Baseball teams have clinched their divisions — others are in tight races. This is the final week of baseball's regular season.

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Morning Edition

House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security.

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Morning Edition

Seattle Plan To Ease Public Housing Waitlist Is Met With Criticism

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The city's pubic housing agency wants to hike rents for current residents who are able to work and are not disabled. But that announcement has led to an outcry from those in public housing.

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Morning Edition

Newark Looks To Street Signs To Cut Down On Crime

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The New Jersey city is installing hundreds of street signs with phrases like "Follow Dreams, Not Crowds." Artist Killy Kilford launches the art partnership "Love Up Guns Down" next month.

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Morning Edition

Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.

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Morning Edition

As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

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Morning Edition

Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

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All Things Considered

With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

Monday, September 22, 2014

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical of the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.

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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

Monday, September 22, 2014

Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

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All Things Considered

Questions Swirl Around How Vet Jumped White House Fence

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Secret Service is reviewing how it secures the White House after an Iraq war vet jumped the fence and made it inside the doors before being subdued. What led up to the security lapse?

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In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

Monday, September 22, 2014

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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Largest Of Calif. Wildfires Destroys 10 Homes, Other Structures

Monday, September 22, 2014

More than 5,500 firefighters are battling the so-called King Fire in the Sierra Nevada forest area. Some 2,800 people have been evacuated.

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Morning Edition

A Different Take On Nude Photographs

Monday, September 22, 2014

Trevor Christensen of Utah takes nude photographs. The subjects are not nude. The photographer is. He wants a picture of how you look when you see the photographer is wearing nothing.

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Morning Edition

After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Monday, September 22, 2014

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

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Morning Edition

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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Morning Edition

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Monday, September 22, 2014

Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger's face.

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Morning Edition

Shrinking Pool Of Volunteer Firefighters Leaves Communities At Risk

Monday, September 22, 2014

Busy schedules and long hours of training are partly to blame for the ever-shrinking volunteer pool.

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Morning Edition

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

Monday, September 22, 2014

More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.

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