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Ferguson's Small Businesses Try To Recover After Riots

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., took the international spotlight for weeks as protests over the police shooting of Michael Brown spiraled into rioting and a massive police response. Now work is underway to help the small businesses in the St. Louis suburb get back on their feet.

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Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed

Monday, September 15, 2014

About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions.

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Morning Edition

SWAT Team Startles Gamer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Colorado authorities say people in multiple locations were playing a computer game. One player apparently made a fake 911 call, summoning police to a bogus shooting.

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Morning Edition

Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Monday, September 15, 2014

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.

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Morning Edition

Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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Morning Edition

Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution has asked volunteers to transcribe handwritten material from its vast collection. We meet a couple of the transcribers and hear what they've been working on.

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Morning Edition

Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Tennessee family invented a new surname for their kids, completely different from their own, and discovered that their state's law bars them from doing that.

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Morning Edition

Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

Monday, September 15, 2014

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

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Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

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Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

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Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

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All Things Considered

California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

Saturday, September 13, 2014

California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels after being hammered by whaling, a University of Washington study says. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.

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It Was One Of The Roughest Weeks Ever For America's Favorite Sport

Saturday, September 13, 2014

In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.

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Too Young To Drive, But Old Enough For NASCAR

Saturday, September 13, 2014

He can't yet get a driver's license, but Kaz Grala, 15, regularly drives at speeds of up to 160 mph. The honors student is the youngest full-time driver in NASCAR's K&N Pro East Series.

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.

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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Atlanta Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence After Race Remarks

Friday, September 12, 2014

In June, Danny Ferry said veteran forward Luon Deng "has a little African in him ... he's like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back."

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All Things Considered

How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Men have expressed confusion about how to behave out in the dating world now that gender roles have shifted significantly. Do you open the door, pay for the date, pull out the chair?

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'Art Of Manliness' Is Finding A Balance Between Tough And Tender

Friday, September 12, 2014

To help men learn to be better men in the 21st century, Brett MacKay created the website Art of Manliness. He talks with Audie Cornish about what he sees as the basic conflict of modern masculinity.

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In Ferguson, Mo., Before Michael Brown There Was Henry Davis

Friday, September 12, 2014

In 2009, Henry Davis was charged with destruction of property after he scuffled with police officers and his blood dirtied their uniforms.

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