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Missing Couple, Four Kids Found Safe In Nevada Mountains

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The family had gone to an abandoned mining town in northern Nevada to play in the snow and didn't return. They faced subzero temperatures.

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To Fight Meningitis Outbreak, Princeton Tries European Vaccine

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The vaccine made by Novartis isn't approved for general use in the United States. But the Food and Drug Administration is allowing it on the Princeton campus. The university is offering the vaccine to students and some other people on campus through Thursday.

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GM Gives A Woman The Keys To Drive Its Future

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In the male-dominated world of cars and trucks, Mary Barra put herself into the driver's seat. On Tuesday, General Motors chose Barra, the daughter of a Pontiac plant worker, to become its new chief executive. Analysts say she may bring fresh ideas about how to sell autos to women.

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Puerto Rico Bound For Bailout?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The national unemployment rate dropped to seven percent recently - the lowest level in five years. But things are going the other way in Puerto Rico: unemployment is at nearly 15 percent. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Rosario Rivera, economics professor at The University of Puerto Rico, and Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post, about why Puerto Rico's dismal economy may be a problem for everyone, especially if the Commonwealth defaults.

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Holiday Visits: When Grandma Throws Elbows...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

For many children, the holidays are about presents and time off from school. But vacation often means spending time with grandparents, who have their own set of rules. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with a roundtable of parents about how to navigate tricky family situations.

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Snow Follows On Heels Of Ice Storm In The East

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Eastern U.S. got a second dose of wintry weather as up to 6 inches of snow fell in the region stretching from southwest Virginia to the coast of New England.

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Don't Count On Insurance To Pay For Genetic Tests

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

After Angelina Jolie announced she has a genetic variant that raises her risk of breast cancer, many women asked their doctors for the test. Insurers will pay for tests only if there's a clear indication that it would help shape medical care. That's often not the case.

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Congress Renews Ban On X-Ray-Evading Plastic Guns

Monday, December 09, 2013

But Republicans blocked a measure that would have strengthened the restrictions on the firearms that can skirt airport detectors.

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Newtown Calls For 'Acts Of Kindness' On Shooting Anniversary

Monday, December 09, 2013

Relatives of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will light candles in memory of the victims.

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Why A 'Living' Wage Doesn't Add Up

Monday, December 09, 2013

A new study suggests that while most people want jobs that pay more, most of the jobs currently available are low wage. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Ben Henry of the Alliance for a Just Society and Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times.

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Sharing Matters Most When Trying To Buy Happiness

Monday, December 09, 2013

Every holiday season, people splurge on gift items to make their loved ones smile - but does buying all that stuff really make people happy? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about buying happiness.

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Go Ahead And Mail Your Boring Holiday Cards

Sunday, December 08, 2013

There's no question that people have mixed motives when they send out their cards. No doubt they want to put the best face on their own lives, offering an annual report marked more by pride, perhaps, than honesty. Christmas cards may be self-serving and smug, but they're also well-meant attempts to connect.

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Help Is Hard To Get For Veterans After A Bad Discharge

Sunday, December 08, 2013

More than 100,000 troops left the service with other-than-honorable discharges in the last 10 years. The consequences of a bad discharge can last a lifetime, disqualifying veterans from benefits and health care. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Quil Lawrence about his series on these former members of the military.

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Winter Storm Moves Into Mid-Atlantic

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Freezing rain is creeping across Tennessee on its way to the mid-Atlantic as the stunning cold, snow and ice that gripped Texas and the west on Saturday makes its advance eastward.

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N.Y. Train Crash Spotlights Push For Automatic Safety System

Saturday, December 07, 2013

The high-tech system can essentially override human error and slow a train that is going too fast. Congress mandated that all trains have it by 2015, but only a few passenger and freight railroads will be ready by then. And after a deadly train crash in New York, few in Congress may be willing to vote for a delay.

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President Obama Lights National Christmas Tree

Friday, December 06, 2013

The ceremony dates back to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge presided over the first National Christmas Tree lighting.

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The Hills Were Alive With The Sound Of DiGiorno Pizza Last Night

Friday, December 06, 2013

The funny live tweets coming from frozen supermarket pizza giant @DiGiornoPizza were a tasty highlight of the Sound of Music Live broadcast on NBC. Bad puns, silly lyric changes, and just plain clever comments earned the company more than 2,000 new followers in a single night.

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U.S. Flags Lowered For Mandela, A Rare Honor For Foreign Leaders

Friday, December 06, 2013

President Obama ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff until Monday — a symbolic gesture of a nation in mourning. It's a tradition observed by countries around the world, one that began as early as the 17th century.

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Hoped-For AIDS Cures Fail In 2 Boston Patients

Friday, December 06, 2013

The only person known to have been cured of AIDS got a bone marrow transplant, so when two AIDS patients in Boston appeared to be free of the virus after transplants, scientists hoped they were cured, too. But the HIV virus has returned in both.

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Dissecting America's $3 Trillion Medical Bill

Friday, December 06, 2013

In "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us," a 26,000-word investigative piece in TIME magazine, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill catalogues the myriad reasons for America's skyrocketing healthcare costs, from extravagantly paid administrators at nonprofit hospitals to bloated bills for hospital care. And Obamacare, he argues, won't do much to solve the problem.

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