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Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

It's been 36 years since a horse won racing's ultimate trifecta. For California Chrome to break the drought Saturday, the colt must contend with challenges that have stymied a dozen horses before him.

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Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In response to the crisis in lengthy wait times for medical care, Congress and veterans groups again are debating the proper role of private sector solutions.

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Gun Shots Interrupt Interview, But The Conversation Just Gets Started

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago's South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initial shock wore off, the neighborhood leaders expressed their frustration over their community's connection with gun violence and engaged in a deep conversation about its underlying causes — and what can be done to solve them.

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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular, But May Not Spread Everywhere

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.

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The Health Data Revolution Enters An Awkward Adolescence

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Huge amounts of information about your health, your doctor and your hospital lurk in private and public databases. But putting that information to work to improve health care remains a challenge.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.

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'Wait To Worry' About Challenges

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.

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Alexander Shulgin, The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy,' Dies At 88

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Shulgin's contribution to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.

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A Cut That Won't Heal Transforms One Woman's View Of Obamacare

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Tammy Boudreaux was uninsured in December, and not sure that she wanted any part of HealthCare.gov. Ultimately she persevered to sign up for a health plan. We checked back to find out why.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Ambassador Sworn In On E-Reader

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Ambassador Suzi LeVine became the U.S. representative to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday. She took the oath of office on an electronic copy of the Constitution.

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Morning Edition

Albuquerque's Weather? Cloudy With A Chance of Grasshoppers

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The insects are swarming the city so densely that local radar is mistaking them for rain clouds. Officials say it's the worst infestation in 20 years.

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Environmentalists Hail Reduced Emission Rules, Others Criticize

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.

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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.

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Justice Department Renews Focus On Homegrown Terrorists

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone-wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.

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Morning Edition

Texas Air Base Houses Minors Crossing Solo Into U.S.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The government expects as many as 60,000 child immigrants to illegally enter the U.S. alone this year — a tenfold jump in just three years.

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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.

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