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Fed Up With Harassment, Author Reveals Her Cyberstalker

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Melissa Anelli is the author of Harry, A History, a best-selling book about Harry Potter from J.K. Rowling's series. And for more than five years, she has also been the victim of a cyberstalker.

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Can Exercising Seniors Help Revive A Brooklyn Neighborhood?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Improving the lives of the poor can take many forms. One group of senior citizens in New York City meets regularly to stretch their legs and in the process reinvigorate their community.

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One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.

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Clowns Aren't Cool? Fewer Young People Don The Polka Dot Pants

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Say it isn't so! The group Clowns of America, International announced a decline in membership. NPR's Scott Simon talks to professional clown and award-winning Broadway lyricist Murray Horowitz.

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Boy Builds Braille Printer Out Of Lego

Saturday, February 22, 2014

What do you get when you put a Lego robotics kit, basic tools and a creative mind together? A Braille printer. Shubham Banerjee, 12, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his project to help the blind.

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Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Medical Marijuana Clinic

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Girl Scout cookies are never that hard to sell, but this week, one 13-year-old San Franciscan may have outsmarted the competition altogether.

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Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

Saturday, February 22, 2014

During the state's profound drought, farmers are keep their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands for migrating birds. They serve as pop-up pit stops to help birds put on fat for their journeys.

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Overdiagnosis Could Be Behind Jump In Thyroid Cancer Cases

Friday, February 21, 2014

The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has tripled since 1975, but more lives haven't been saved as a result.

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Enterprising Girl Scout Sells Cookies Outside Marijuana Clinic

Friday, February 21, 2014

Danielle Lei, 13, set up her table of Girl Scout cookies outside The Green Cross dispensary in San Francisco and sold a whopping 117 boxes in a single day.

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What Sbarro's Woes Say About Where We Get Our Fast Food Now

Friday, February 21, 2014

The pizza chain is closing 155 stores. Sure, malls have been hit hard, but Sbarro's problems are bigger: These days, diners are more likely to opt for "fast casual" options like Chipotle.

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From Buddhism to Baha'i: Black Faith Spreads Across All Religions

Friday, February 21, 2014

Most African-Americans have historically embraced Christianity as their religion. But host Michel Martin hears stories that show the broad diversity of faith experiences for African-Americans.

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Are The Barbershop Guys Sorry They Are Not Idris Elba?

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their best Olympic moments so far. Plus, they tell us why they're a better catch than Hollywood hunk Idris Elba.

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Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder wants states to restore voting rights to felons after they complete their sentences. Legal analysts Spencer Overton and Hans von Spakovsky look at the debate.

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Being A World Away When Your Country Is In Crisis

Friday, February 21, 2014

The international community is struggling to respond to violence in Ukraine, and alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea. But what's it like for people with loved ones living there?

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Ads Focused On A Few Drug Risks Might Make Them Memorable

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration says the long list of side effects read rapidly at the end of pharmaceutical ads may be too much for people to grasp. The agency is looking at a streamlined approach.

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Job Seekers Still Have To Hide Tattoos (From The Neck Up)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Twenty percent of adults and nearly 40 percent of young people have at least one tattoo, but most keep them covered. Despite increased popularity and acceptance, employers just don't want to see them.

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Trader Joe's Caught In Sticky Lawsuit Over Peanut Butter Pretzels

Friday, February 21, 2014

Creating the salty-sweet snack was a bit of a technological marvel. And the company that claims to have invented it says Trader Joe's has unfairly cut it out of the pretzel marketplace.

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Who's Your Buddy? It's Canada, Americans Say

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Canada is still tops for Americans, Gallup says. But the polling company says attitudes toward other countries have shifted — particularly for North Korea and Russia.

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Doctors Urge Patience, And Longer Labor, To Reduce C-Sections

Thursday, February 20, 2014

For many women, a safe, healthy labor lasts longer than the times cited as normal, according to guidelines from the nation's obstetricians. Giving women more time ups the odds of a vaginal delivery.

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Edwin Edwards: Governor, Convict, Reality TV Star — Congressman?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The colorful former Louisiana governor is contemplating a run for Congress, three years after finishing up an eight-year federal prison term — and after a star turn in a reality show.

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