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Boy Takes Toy ATV For A Spin On Bronx River Parkway

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Grown-up drivers protected the boy by surrounding his slow-moving vehicle with their own, according to the Journal News.

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Morning Edition

Inn Takes Down Tongue-In-Cheek Post

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Union Street Guest House had a policy posted online saying guests would be fine $500 for posting negative views, according to the New York Post. The inn says it wasn't serious.

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Morning Edition

DOJ Probe Reveals Use Of Excessive Force At New York Prison

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Justice Department found constitutional rights violations of adolescent inmates at Rikers Island. Corrections officers are said to use solitary confinement as a first-resort disciplinary action.

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Morning Edition

Obama Touts Improved Climate For U.S. Businesses

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

In an interview with The Economist, President Obama said no matter how you look at it, the U.S. economy is better off than when he took office, and that most U.S. businesses have done well.

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Morning Edition

Phosphorous Fed Algae Bloom Threatened Toledo's Tap Water

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Linda Wertheimer talks to USDA expert Steve Davis about fertilizer runoff in Lake Erie. Excess phosphorous fed the algae bloom that resulted in a tap water ban over the weekend in Toledo, Ohio.

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Morning Edition

Self-Storage Operators Top List Of Best Alternative Investments

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Bloomberg Markets has an annual list that ranks the best-performing alternative investments. To learn where you may want to store your money, Steve Inskeep talks to Devin Banerjee, of Bloomberg News.

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Morning Edition

A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.

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Remembering The Day James Brady Was Shot

Monday, August 04, 2014

An NPR newscaster who was working for AP in 1981 recalls having to argue with her editors about whether to report that Brady had been killed in the assassination attempt against President Reagan.

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Mississippi Senate Race, Held Weeks Ago, Subject To Fresh Challenge

Monday, August 04, 2014

Chris McDaniel fell short in his bid to take the GOP nomination from Sen. Thad Cochran. He has complained for weeks that the runoff vote was a sham and on Monday asked the party for a hearing.

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Border Action Spurs Rick Perry From Also-Ran To 2016 Contender

Monday, August 04, 2014

A recent poll shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied for first place in a hypothetical GOP contest for the 2016 presidential nomination โ€” mostly thanks to sending the Texas National Guard to the border.

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Justice Department Finds Excessive Use Of Force At New York Prison

Monday, August 04, 2014

Adolescent inmates are subject to "extremely high rates of violence" at Rikers Island, according to a civil rights investigation. For male teens, the prison is "broken," a U.S. attorney said.

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All Things Considered

Minnesotans Question State's Ailing Insurance Marketplace

Monday, August 04, 2014

Minnesota spent millions on creating its health care website, and while the state's added 180,000 people to insurance coverage, some are asking whether it was worth it for the state to go it alone.

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All Things Considered

Toledo Escapes The Looming Bloom, Turns Its Taps Back On

Monday, August 04, 2014

A weekend-long ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted early Monday. Some 400,000 residents in the region had been told not to drink the water.

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Oxytocin Isn't Lacking In Children With Autism, Researchers Say

Monday, August 04, 2014

Since the hormone oxytocin makes people more social, it's easy to imagine it might cause the social deficits of autism. But a study found children with autism no more likely to be short of oxytocin.

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Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

Monday, August 04, 2014

The state last month began requiring welfare applicants to detail their drug history. It's the latest attempt to find a constitutional way to deny assistance to people who use illegal drugs.

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James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner And Presidential Spokesman, Dies

Monday, August 04, 2014

Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.

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Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer's Remains Removed From Rock Hall Of Fame

Monday, August 04, 2014

Disc jockey Alan Freed, credited with coining the term "rock 'n' roll," will be honored instead with a display of his microphones, which the Cleveland museum considers a more appropriate tribute.

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Federal Judge Rules Alabama Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional

Monday, August 04, 2014

The law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The measure is similar to legislation in 10 other states.

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Hospitals And Health Plans See The Future Very Differently

Monday, August 04, 2014

Are we going back to the bad old days of big increases in health care spending or is the modest boost of recent years here to stay? It really depends on who you ask โ€” insurers or hospitals.

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Mudslides, Flooding Strand Thousands In California

Monday, August 04, 2014

One person was killed Sunday when a mudslide buried a car. Officials told people in two communities and in a campground to shelter in place.

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