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Attention, Shoppers: Prices For 70 Health Care Procedures Now Online!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's not exactly Priceline.com for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.

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Morning Edition

Ferguson Lawyer To Represent Family Of Latino Man Shot 17 Times By Police

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Mexican national was shot and killed by police on Feb. 10 in Pasco, Wash. He had been throwing rocks at cars. The attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown has taken the case.

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Morning Edition

West Coast Ports Dispute Caused Collateral Damage, Labor Secretary Says

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who worked closely with the dock workers' union and port owners to negotiate a tentative settlement at 29 West Coast ports.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Fisherman In Missing Fish Case

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What's a tangible object? That question was at the crux of a case about whether a law aimed at preventing document shredding could be applied to other objects — including fish.

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Morning Edition

Dori Maynard, Journalism Diversity Advocate, Dies At 56

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dori Maynard died Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer. Since 2001, she headed the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, which was founded by her father in 1977.

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Morning Edition

Planned Netanyahu Speech To Congress Continues To Cause Political Uproar

Thursday, February 26, 2015

At the heart of the dispute is an Obama administration effort to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to derail it.

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Morning Edition

Obama Ups Pressure On GOP Over Homeland Security Funding

Thursday, February 26, 2015

President Obama participated in a town-hall meeting in Miami with MSNBC, and did an interview with the Spanish language network Telemundo to talk about the issue underlying the stalemate: immigration.

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Morning Edition

Gov. Scott Walker Goes Head-To-Head With Labor Over Right-To-Work

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wisconsin Republicans are fast-tracking a "right to work" bill to Gov. Scott Walker. The law aims to weaken private sector unions by letting employees opt out of paying dues.

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Morning Edition

In Hollywood, MLK Delivered A Lesser-Known Speech That Resonates Today

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.

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Morning Edition

On Net Neutrality, Republicans Pitch Oversight Rather Than Regulation

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Backers say the net neutrality rules will ensure equal access to the net for content providers. But Republicans in Congress are no fans of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler's plan.

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Morning Edition

Farmers Fear Legal Status For Workers Would Lead Them Off The Farm

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Produce growers often rely on workers who are in the U.S. illegally. Some farmers worry that if those workers gain legal status, they will leave agriculture. But some workers say they would stay.

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All Things Considered

Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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All Things Considered

What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The FCC votes Thursday on rules that would make Internet providers treat all traffic equally. Big wireless companies say that will make it harder to keep their networks from getting too congested.

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Infections With Dangerous Gut Microbe Still On The Rise

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Clostridium difficile sickens nearly half a million Americans annually, killing about 29,000, say federal health officials. They warn hospitals and nursing homes to tighten hygiene protocols.

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All Things Considered

Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Regulations intended to block money from getting to terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.

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All Things Considered

When Tech Workers Arrive On Visa, What About Their Spouses?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week, spouses of high-tech foreign workers got some good news. The federal government will begin offering them work permits.

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'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

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Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.

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African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse Emojis

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.

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Supreme Court Sides With Fisherman In Case Of The Missing Fish

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

At issue was whether discarding fish after a raid for undersized red grouper violated the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The justices said the law, passed in the wake of the Enron scandal, didn't apply to fish.

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