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Another Bush Takes Aim At Texas Office And Family Dynasty

Friday, February 28, 2014

George P. Bush is the son of a governor, and grandson and nephew of presidents. On Tuesday, he's running for an elective office in Texas โ€” and there's already talk he has his eye on higher office.

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All Things Considered

'Magic' Overdose Drug Works, But Demand And Price On The Rise

Friday, February 28, 2014

First responders nationwide are expanding use of Narcan, used to treat heroin and other opioid overdoses. But the drug is pricey โ€” and only one company makes it.

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All Things Considered

Olympian Gets Parade In Remsen, Where Ticker Tape Is Made Of Snow

Friday, February 28, 2014

The small town of Remsen held an Olympic-sized party for the first U.S. woman to medal in luge. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein reports that Erin Hamlin was welcomed home with a parade.

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Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy

Friday, February 28, 2014

Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.

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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

Friday, February 28, 2014

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.

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Should The NFL Police The N-Word?

Friday, February 28, 2014

The National Football League is considering a 15-yard penalty for players using the N-word on the field. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other news of week.

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Will President's Initiative Be A 'Game-Changer' For Young Men Of Color?

Friday, February 28, 2014

"My Brother's Keeper" is a new White House initiative designed to help young men of color succeed. Law professor Paul Butler and youth advocate Malik Washington discuss the president's new plan.

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Morning Edition

13 Workers Exposed To Radiation At N.M. Nuclear Waste Dump

Friday, February 28, 2014

An accident at the site appears to be more serious than first disclosed. Nobody knows what happened, but it's shaping up to be a major setback for the nation's only dedicated nuclear waste dump.

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California's Getting Drenched, But Drought Is Far From Over

Friday, February 28, 2014

Heavy rains have poured down. But much more is needed in the parched state. Meanwhile, the more immediate risks of flooding and mudslides have led to some evacuations.

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Morning Edition

Police Not Amused By Leashed Tiger Out For A Walk

Friday, February 28, 2014

In the Chicago suburb of Lockport, the owner of the Big Run Wolf Ranch took his small tiger out for a stroll. Even though the cat was on a leash, he faces misdemeanor charges.

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Morning Edition

Delaware, Nevada Sign First Multi-State Inernet Gaming Deal

Friday, February 28, 2014

When the deal goes live, it will allow poker players in the two states to sit down at the same virtual table, and the states will split the revenues. But some in the casino industry are against it.

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Morning Edition

CBO Assesses Affordable Care Act's Economic Effects

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the Affordable Care Act will create incentives for millions of workers to cut back on their hours, or even retire early. That could drag down the economy.

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Morning Edition

Schumer: 'Broken' Immigration System Should Be Tackled In 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York talks to David Greene about his ongoing efforts to get immigration overhaul passed this year. Schumer says don't kick the can down the road on this issue.

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Morning Edition

Delta Customers Angered By Changes To Frequent-Flier Program

Friday, February 28, 2014

Delta is making radical changes to its Sky Miles frequent-flier program. It is rewarding the customers who buy the most expensive tickets instead of giving miles equally based on miles flown.

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Morning Edition

Connecticut Looks To Sell Its Obamacare Exchange To Other States

Friday, February 28, 2014

Problems with online insurance marketplaces have hampered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in many states. Connecticut, a success story, is trying to turn its expertise into a business.

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Morning Edition

A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Android-based Blackphone, set to hit the market this summer, will help answer the question of whether consumers are willing to pay for privacy.

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Morning Edition

An Old Law, A Snowy Winter, And A Modern-Day Salt Shortage

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Jones Act, which dates back to World War I, is part of the reason New Jersey ran short of salt this winter.

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Morning Edition

Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Friday, February 28, 2014

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.

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To Save Endangered Tortoises, Conservationists Deface Their Shells

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The ploughshare tortoise's ornate golden shell makes it a popular black market pet. In California, the Turtle Conservancy is trying to give the threatened species a second chance.

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A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Liberation Music threatened to sue Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig over a song he used in one of his lectures. Lessig sued back, and now the label is taking a look at its own copyright policies.

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