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Poll: Young Voters Uninterested In November 2014 Elections

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A new survey reports voting interest among 18- to 29-year-olds has declined in recent months. Only a quarter say they'll definitely vote in the midterm elections.

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All Things Considered

Farmers And Frackers Wrangle For Water In Shadow Of Calif. Drought

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

California's drought has developed an interesting relationship between farmers and oilers: California oil wells produce more water than oil, and Chevron filters that water and sells it to a local water district. Interest in the technology is growing in the Central Valley, but high costs and uneasy relations between oil and agriculture might get in the way.

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All Things Considered

New York And Chicago Bring E-Cigs Under Umbrella Of Tobacco Laws

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Laws subjecting e-cigarettes to the same regulations as other tobacco products take effect in New York and Chicago Tuesday. They're just the latest moves to stem the rising popularity of the devices.

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All Things Considered

Dozens Dead And Communities Reeling As Storms Roil Deep South

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Severe storms have hit Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee, killing more than 30 people and leveling buildings throughout the South.

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All Things Considered

A Brief Tour Of The Alimentary Canal, From Spit To You Know What

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

If you didn't know that spit makes a great spot remover or where prison inmates smuggle cellphones, author Mary Roach can fill you in. There's more than digestion going on down there.

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Texas' Biggest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Back in 2007, equity firms took Energy Future Holdings private in a huge $45 billion deal. The natural gas boom, however, drove the price of electricity down, leading to huge losses for the company.

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Rosie The Riveter's World War II-Era Plant Faces Demolition

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

All that stands between the plant that made B-24 bombers and the wrecking ball is two days and $1 million. The group that's trying to save the facility says it's an uphill task.

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Check Out The Barefoot Wax Sculpture Of Mark Zuckerberg

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Visitors to the Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco will soon be able to see the zombiefied essence of the Facebook founder and CEO. Is the life-size copy too real-looking?

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Famed 83-Year-Old Jewel Thief Pleads Guilty To Stealing Diamond Ring

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Doris Payne's rap sheet dates back six decades. She walked into an upscale jewelry store last October and walked out with a $22,500 ring. On Monday, she was sentenced to four years in custody.

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To Survive A Tornado, First Run To Shelter, Then Grab A Helmet

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In a tornado, debris flung by high-speed winds can cause deadly injuries. A sturdy shelter is the best protection, but even lying in a ditch may save your life. Or putting on a bike helmet.

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What Would Dad Do?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

There are countless blogs and books for moms and by moms. But now more dads are asking, "What about us?" Robert Nickell talks about his new web show "My Life As A Dad."

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Getting Back Your Unclaimed Cash

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

People often have money waiting for them that they don't know about, like those coins beneath the sofa cushions, only better. Consumer columnist Sheryl Harris explains how to find and claim your cash.

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US High School Graduation Rate Hits All-Time High, Per Report

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The biggest gains in graduation rates have been among Hispanic and African-American students. Tell Me More looks at the numbers, and finds out what is holding some students back.

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A Life Story In 6 Songs — Part 3

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

When Erica Werner sings to her singing parrot, the term "songbirds" takes on a whole new meaning.

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Health Law Adviser Says Insurers Will Morph Into Providers

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In his new book, former White House adviser Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says the Affordable Care Act is going to work in the long run, but that we'll see a lot of changes in health care along the way.

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Several Wounded In Shooting At FedEx Facility In Georgia

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Police say at least six people were hurt in an incident early Tuesday at the facility in Kennesaw, Ga. The shooter is reportedly dead.

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Twisters In 3 States Kill More Than A Dozen People

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

About 50 tornadoes were reported in the region in a 24-hour period, according to meteorologists. More severe storms are forecast for the Eastern U.S.

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Morning Edition

FootGolf Catching On Across The Nation

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A golf course in Tacoma, Wash., is the latest to open a course. You need no clubs. You kick a soccer ball down the fairway, onto the green and into a 21-inch hole.

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Morning Edition

Richard Gere Plays Homeless Man Convincingly

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A French tourist in New York spotted a man digging through trash near Grand Central Station, and offered him some pizza. He accepted. She didn't realize until days later that it was Richard Gere.

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Morning Edition

Fed Meeting To Examine Post-Recession Job Market Strength

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about how Federal Reserve economists consider various measurements of employment in their policymaking. Fed officials meet this week.

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