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Move Over Books: Libraries Let Patrons Check Out The Internet

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Libraries in Chicago and New York will soon let people check out Wi-Fi hot spots, but will that actually help bridge the digital divide?

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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working-Age Adults

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.

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Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.

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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.

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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

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FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Reactions With Acne Products

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Many people use products using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne. The Food and Drug Administration says rare but dangerous allergic reactions have landed people in the hospital.

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Morning Edition

North Korea Threatens War Over U.S. Comedy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Seth Rogen and James Franco have an upcoming film called The Interview. They're a talk show host and producer who get an interview with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, and are encouraged to kill him.

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Morning Edition

Interest Groups Come Down On Opposite Sides Of Export-Import Bank

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Establishment Republicans and Tea Party conservatives clash over a federal agency that helps finance U.S. firms in foreign trade. The legal authority for the Export-Import Bank expires in September.

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Morning Edition

Absentee Ballots To Decide Whether Rep. Rangel Gets A 23rd Term

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Even though votes are still being counted, Rep. Charles Rangel has declared victory in his race against Adriano Espaillat. It could be more than a week before the results are available.

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Morning Edition

Federal Court Rules Against Utah's Ban On Gay Marriage

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A federal appeals court in Denver struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage. It's the first appeals court decision in the nation to date, and paves the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue.

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Morning Edition

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Officials in California are asking people to use less water because of the severe drought. But about a million people in the state live in homes without the best means of water-use management: meters.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Civil libertarians hailed the ruling, while police bemoaned the extra bureaucracy. We examine what kind of practical effect this ruling will have on how law enforcement handles suspects' phones.

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Morning Edition

Rainstorms Pummel Upper Midwest, Drowning Resources

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.

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All Things Considered

Arrivals And Departures: Films Explore The Immigrant Experience

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.

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Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.

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Few Doctors Warn Expectant Mothers About Environmental Hazards

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Chemicals and other toxic substances in the environment can cause premature birth, birth defects and developmental delays, but obstetricians say they're reluctant to discuss the threats with patients.

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The Beauty Shop Ladies Remember The King Of Pop

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's been five years since pop icon Michael Jackson died. The Beauty Shop ladies share their King of Pop memories and weigh in on this week's hot topics.

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Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In Indiana, a judge said that same-sex couples are "in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such."

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Why America May Be Ready For Some Futbol

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The aspects of soccer that once annoyed many people now seem part of everyday life.

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How Connecticut's Change In Autism Coverage Could Make Waves

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The state has defined autism behavioral therapy as a type of medical benefit not subject to the mental health parity law, a move that allows insurers more latitude in limiting benefits.

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