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Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted For Most In Southern California

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

More than 20,000 residents around San Diego have been allowed to return home. In Santa Barbara County, a small number of homes and business still must stay away.

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2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.

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All Things Considered

Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Affordable Care Act may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride.

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All Things Considered

Medal Of Honor Recipient Dodged Bullets To Help Wounded Soldiers

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In a White House ceremony, President Obama awarded a Medal of Honor to former Sgt. Kyle White. He saved the life of a fellow soldier during a firefight on a mountain pass in Afghanistan in 2007.

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Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

People are rarely offered medication to help them stop drinking. But there are drugs that work, and they don't make you sick. Instead they target the underlying mechanisms of addiction.

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All Things Considered

As Wildfire Season Looms, Alaskan Smokejumpers Suit Up To Face It

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wildfire season is approaching, and smoke jumpers are refreshing their skills in preparation for what's expected to be a busy summer. These jumpers are a small, elite group of men and women who take to the air when a fire can't be fought on the ground alone. Emily Schwing of member station KUAC reports from a training camp in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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All Things Considered

Ranchers Wary As U.S. Considers Brazilian Beef Imports

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country's livestock has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. American ranchers worry about the risk and lower beef prices.

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All Things Considered

150 Years On, Arlington National Cemetery Honors Its First Burial

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Arlington National Cemetery kicks off celebrations of its 150th anniversary by commemorating its first military burial on May 13, 1864. Members of the family of Army Pvt. William Christman will participate in a wreath laying ceremony and place a stone of remembrance from the family's original home.

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Employers May Start Paying You To Buy Health Insurance

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

It costs a lot for companies to buy health insurance, so the idea of giving employees money to buy their own coverage has a lot of appeal. But it might end up being more expensive for workers.

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Here's How You Protect Your Kids From Identity Theft

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Child identity theft cases sometimes continue for years before they're discovered. Adam Levin, of Identity Theft 911, explains how this happens, and what to do about it.

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What Drives Protests On Campus?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

IMF chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have backed out of giving commencement speeches after campus protests. Does it mean campus activism is alive and well?

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Parents Draw The Line On Teen Relationships And Social Media

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Teen performer Willow Smith's mom says the Instagram photo of her daughter laying in bed with an older shirtless man is no big deal. But some say it's creepy. Tell Me More's parenting panel weighs in.

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Gay Marriage Around The Country: Not All Judges Say 'I Do'

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Same-sex couples in Arkansas are now lining up to get their marriage licenses, while Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is being challenged. Tell Me More gets a breakdown of similar cases nationwide.

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Morning Edition

NPR Picks Jarl Mohn As Its Next CEO

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jarl Mohn replaces Gary Knell, who left last year to run the National Geographic Society. Mohn is slated to start work at NPR on July 1.

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Morning Edition

Parking Meter Attendant Pleads Guilty To Pocketing Quarters

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Marc Corsmeier admitted to keeping $50 a week in quarters for himself. After 8 years, that totaled to about $20,000. A store owner tipped police off, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Morning Edition

Gregg Allman Sues To Stop Production Of 'Midnight Rider'

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lawyers for the singer and the producers of the biopic on Tuesday asked a Georgia judge to dismiss Allman's lawsuit to block the film. They say they're on a "path to resolution" outside court.

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Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodgers TV Network

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.

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Morning Edition

In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largesse is over.

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Morning Edition

Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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All Things Considered

Tale Of Two Billboards: An Ozark Town's Struggle To Unseat Hate

Monday, May 12, 2014

In Harrison, Ark., residents troubled by the area's reputation as a hate group hotbed are working hard to make the town more inclusive. White supremacists say the effort amounts to "white genocide."

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