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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people and destroyed dozens of homes.

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All Things Considered

Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Officer In S.C. Shooting Previously Accused Of Using Excessive Force

Thursday, April 09, 2015

An inquiry exonerated Michael Slager of claims he used excessive force against an unarmed man he thought was a suspect. Slager was charged with murder this week for killing an unarmed man.

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Is The NRA Really Banning Guns At Its Convention?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Attendees with permits can carry guns at the convention hall in Nashville, Tenn., but not at an arena across the street. Firing pins will be removed from display guns — just like at other gun shows.

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Morning Edition

It Could Have Been A Scene Out Of A Movie: Jet Clips Terminal

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Endeavor Air flight, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, was leaving Detroit Metro Airport when the end of the wing hit the side of the terminal after backing from the gate. No one was injured.

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Major League Baseball Tries To Be More Welcoming To LGBT Community

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ex-player Billy Bean, who's openly gay, is the MLB's inclusion ambassador, and he's charged with improving baseball's relationship with the LGBT community. David Greene talks to Bean about his role.

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California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thursday, April 09, 2015

State regulators will begin enforcing the new restrictions on a sliding scale. That means that some cities that have been slacking in water conservation will have to do a lot more than others.

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Rail Operators Aim To Do More Short-Distance Hauling

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The trucking industry has to deal with an aging workforce, driver shortages and burdensome regulations. Railroads have already taken a good portion of the long-haul business away from semi-trucks

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CEO Describes What It's Like When Investors Bet Against You

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when investors are betting on your fall.

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Video Of Officer Shooting Man In The Back Astonishes S.C. Residents

Thursday, April 09, 2015

S.C. authorities continue to probe the police shooting of a black man in North Charleston. The man ran from an officer and cell phone video shows the officer shooting at the man's back as he flees.

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Bill To Limit Vaccine Exemptions Moves A Step Closer In California

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A measure that would require more children to get vaccinated is moving ahead in the California Legislature. Though the state saw a large measles outbreak this year, final passage may be tough.

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Calif. Farmers Face Harsh Realities In Drought-Stricken Central Valley

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Samuel Sandoval, an assistant professor of water resource management at UC-Davis about the dwindling water table that's used to grow crops in California's Central valley.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial To Move To Penalty Phase

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Jurors have found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts against him in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The jury will have to decide whether he should be put to death.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles' Heel' — Energy

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Two of the state's prominent Republicans, Tom Schweich and Spence Jackson, committed suicide just a month apart. Both men were upset about political attacks early in the state's gubernatorial primary.

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Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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All Things Considered

Icy Traffic Jam On Lake Superior Has 18 Ships Stuck

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Pickup truck-size ice chunks have left the freight ships stuck in Lake Superior. The U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent in icebreakers to help the ships get through.

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Sushi Science: A 3-D View Of The Body's Wasabi Receptor

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The same receptor on nerve endings that makes sinuses tingle when we eat wasabi plays an important role in the pain of inflammation. The first 3-D view of the receptor could lead to better pain drugs.

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