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Cancer Plus Chemo Might Put Your Job At Risk

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Four years after women with jobs were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, nearly one-third were unemployed. But it's not clear how much of that was due to illness or to a sour economy.

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Montana Supreme Court Overturns Ex-Teacher's 30-Day Rape Sentence

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The court ruled that a new judge must re-sentence Stacey Dean Rambold, who was convicted of the 2007 rape of a 14-year-old student who later killed herself.

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V. Stiviano 'Thunderously Unintelligent' In Sterling Scandal?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The NBA has banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. Stiviano. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.

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Lawmakers, Educators Target Sexual Assault On Campus

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

As the White House presses colleges to fight sexual assault, Senator Claire McCaskill explains her stand on the issue. The University of Kentucky's Rhonda Henry shares what has worked on that campus.

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Gays In Cincinnati: From Second-Class Citizens To Fully Accepted

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cincinnati had a history of discrimination against gays, but all that has changed. The LGBT community has been embraced by politicians and corporations and now feels much safer than it used to.

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What Are Education Tests For, Anyway?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tests have existed throughout the history of schooling. Today they're being used more than ever before — but not necessarily as designed.

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Harsh Winter Puts The Brakes On U.S. Economic Growth

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First-quarter GDP fell to just 0.1 percent, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which blamed much of the slowing on weather-related factors.

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After Tornadoes, States Now Brace For Flooding

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Following this week's twisters that killed at least 35 people in six states, the weather system is now dumping heavy rain in the East and parts of the South.

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Morning Edition

Cannabis Industry Sponsors Colorado Symphony Shows

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The symphony sees it as a way to reach a younger, more diverse audience. Marijuana is legal in Colorado but it won't be for sale at the concession stands.

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Morning Edition

Drug Protocol Goes Wrong In Oklahoma Execution

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A death-row inmate died of a heart attack after the state attempted to execute him by lethal injection. Renee Montagne talks to Ziva Branstetter, a reporter for Tulsa Word, who covered the execution.

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Morning Edition

Why Is A French Economist's 700-Page Book So Popular?

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

French economist Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has become a sensation. He's been all over the media, and he's lecturing to packed houses on his current U.S. tour.

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Morning Edition

High Court Ruling Likely To Control Patent Trolls

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for companies to get their legal fees paid when they are unreasonably sued for patent infringement. Patent trolls own patents but don't make any products.

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Morning Edition

Varying Auto Safety Standards Interfere With Trade Negotiations

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The U.S. and Europe have different car safety standards. Some of them are small while others are more dramatic. All car makers agree that the different standards are a pain. So why the difference?

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Morning Edition

U.S. Border Patrol Scrutinized For Increasing Fatalities

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shooting deaths of foreign national is up along the Southwest border. The agency has been called to modify its use-of-lethal-force policy. But it has a culture of secrecy and lacks transparency.

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Ranchers And The Federal Government: The Long History Of Conflict

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The controversy over Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's fight with the federal government seems to have come out of nowhere. It, however, is just the latest skirmish in a fight that's goes back 150 years.

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Concerns Raised Over Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Environmental groups that have mired the Keystone XL pipeline in delays now are focusing on LNG export terminals. They say opening up exports of natural gas will hasten domestic hydraulic fracturing.

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Morning Edition

Fans Rally Outside Staples Center To Support Clippers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LA Clippers fans have always supported their team, if not its owner Donald Sterling. We check in with people outside the Staples Center, where the Clippers played Golden State in the NBA playoffs.

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Morning Edition

White House Warns Highway Trust Fund Is Low On Funds

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Obama administration has sent to Congress a four-year $302 billion infrastructure bill. It proposes closing corporate loopholes to make up for lost revenues from the gas tax.

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Morning Edition

Training Men And Women On Campus To 'Speak Up' To Prevent Rape

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Colleges are teaching students what's known as bystander intervention, based on the idea that both men and women can intervene to interrupt behaviors that could lead to sexual assault.

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All Things Considered

Obamacare Enrollees Emboldened To Leave Jobs, Start Businesses

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Some people who felt stuck in certain jobs, just because they needed the employment-based health insurance, say they are finding the Affordable Care Act liberating.

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