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Get The Measles, Get Ready To Be Out For Two Weeks

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Many people think of measles as a mild childhood illness. But people who got the measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were so sick they missed two weeks of school or work.

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Marriage Of 96-Year-Old Woman Raises Legal Questions

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The family of 96-year-old Edith Hill in Alexandria, Va., says her sudden marriage to 95-year-old Eddie Harrison puts her estate into question.

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Human Candidate Runs In N.H. Primary

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

David Montenegro made news in 2012 when he officially changed his name to Human. He's now a Democratic candidate in Tuesday's New Hampshire in a challenge to represent the 22nd District.

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Senate Moves Forward In Bid To Limit Campaign Funds

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Americans generally agree that too much money is spent running for office. The Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that, but it's not likely to ultimately pass.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

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Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A leaked video of the altercation between football star Ray Rice and his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, that took place earlier this year has led the Baltimore Ravens to terminate Rice's contract.

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1 Year After Colo. Flooding, Communities Will Never Be The Same

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.

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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A committee is looking at how federal programs have equipped thousands of local police and sheriff's departments with gear made for warfare, and whether more oversight is needed.

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U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.

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All Things Considered

Making Fatherhood An Insider's Game: Becoming A Dad, Again, At 49

Monday, September 08, 2014

More men are having kids later in life — and some are having babies, for the second time, in middle age. That means they're changing diapers while their peers are sending their own kids to college.

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Pryor Sticks To The Middle In Close Arkansas Senate Race

Monday, September 08, 2014

Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor is running one of the closest Senate races in the country. Arkansas has grown more Republican, but he hopes to win a third term on his reputation as a down-the-middle guy.

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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

Monday, September 08, 2014

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.

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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

Monday, September 08, 2014

Genetic tests are recommended for women with a family history of breast cancer. One researcher says all women should be screened, but others say there's not enough evidence that they are at risk.

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All Things Considered

New Drug Czar Tackles Weed, Prescription Pain Pills

Monday, September 08, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to Michael Botticelli, acting head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, about battling drug abuse at a time when drug laws are changing around the country.

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Enterovirus Outbreak Hospitalizes Kids Across Midwest

Monday, September 08, 2014

Robert Siegel talks to Mark Pallansch, virologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the outbreak of a respiratory illness that is striking children mostly in the Midwest.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder Credited His Success To Christian Principles

Monday, September 08, 2014

The founder of the popular Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, S. Truett Cathy, died on Monday at the age of 93. Cathy was as well-known for his chicken sandwich as for his Christian values.

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CDC Warns Of Fast-Spreading Enterovirus Afflicting Children

Monday, September 08, 2014

A spike in severe respiratory infections in children has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking doctors and patients to act quickly if children wheeze or have difficulty breathing.

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Hawks Seek Buyer After NBA Team's Owner Reveals Racially Charged Email

Monday, September 08, 2014

Controlling owner Bruce Levenson said he had voluntarily told the league about the 2012 email. In it, Levenson asked if the Atlanta Hawks' black fans were keeping white season-ticket holders away.

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Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon

Monday, September 08, 2014

Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly — and unapologetically — out of step with the competition.

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Military Couple Decides To Settle Down

Monday, September 08, 2014

Sally and Steve Carpenter have moved 23 times. They were apart more often than together, and they always rented. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steve is retiring, and they're looking to buy a house.

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