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Propublica: Doctors Overcharge Medicare For Office Visit

Friday, May 16, 2014

A new investigation suggests hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors are overcharging Medicare for office visits. Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Ornstein of the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Tries To Jell Before World Cup

Friday, May 16, 2014

In one month, the U.S. Men's national soccer team plays Ghana, in the first of three tough opening round games at the World Cup in Brazil. A pre-World Cup camp opened this week at Stanford University.

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Morning Edition

Chipotle Shareholders Reject Executives' Compensation Plan

Friday, May 16, 2014

Chipotle is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains but shareholders gave a thumbs down to the company's executive compensation plan. The board can still override the shareholders' vote.

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Morning Edition

Contractors Have A Tough Time Finding Experienced Workers

Friday, May 16, 2014

States like Texas are enjoying a boom in commercial construction but there aren't enough skilled workers. Companies have little choice but to offer higher pay and bonuses to attract and keep workers.

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Morning Edition

An Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past

Friday, May 16, 2014

When he killed a fellow inmate in prison, Carlos Rocha "looked at it like he was a criminal, just like me." But when his own brother was killed in jail, Rocha gained a new perspective on his crime.

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Morning Edition

Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools

Friday, May 16, 2014

Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.

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Morning Edition

Amid Complaints, Lawmakers Seek More Oversight For Border Agents

Friday, May 16, 2014

Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas says he routinely gets complaints of Border Patrol agents' unprofessionalism or abuse. O'Rourke and his colleague say training hasn't kept up with the growth of the agency.

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Minnesota's Legislature OKs Medical Marijuana

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The state is poised to become the 22nd to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

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All Things Considered

The Difficult Choices Behind Bringing Sept. 11 Museum To Life

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alice Greenwald, the director of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, talks to Melissa Block about the museum's opening.

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All Things Considered

When States Can't Control Violent Youth, Is Prison The Answer?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Connecticut judge has approved a rare request from the state's child welfare agency: to move a transgender teen to adult prison, even though she has not been charged with a crime.

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Those California Wildfires Viewed From Space

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The image, captured by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite, shows smoke trails stretching out over the Pacific Ocean.

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All Things Considered

Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $8 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

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All Things Considered

On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was officially dedicated Thursday in New York. President Obama and other elected officials joined survivors and victims' families in a poignant ceremony.

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Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.

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Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two new drugs for hepatitis C can save lives. They are also wildly expensive, costing $66,000 to $84,000 per person. Insurers face paying billions for treatment, or explicitly rationing vital care.

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At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reporter Keith O'Brien spent a year following the Edna Karr High School marching band. Being a member is more than just a way to be popular; the band offers students a pathway to college.

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Medicine Needs More Research On Female Animals, NIH Says

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A bias toward using male lab animals and tissue samples from males may be limiting the effectiveness of medical research, according to top officials at NIH. They'll roll out new guidelines this fall.

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Wildfires In San Diego County Continue To Rage Out Of Control

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Authorities issued an additional 13,000 evacuation notices Thursday afternoon as a 1,000-acre blaze spread out in several directions. It's one of nine brushfires plaguing the area.

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Oldest National Park Ranger Shares 'What Gets Remembered'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Betty Reid Soskin has seen World War II, the civil rights movement, and lived "lots and lots of lives." The 92-year-old shares what she's learned with guest host Celeste Headlee.

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Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

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