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In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates To B-U-S-H

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force " ... just like President Bush."

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Part Asian-American, All Jewish?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After years of dealing with doubters, one writer examines the lives of other people with mixed Asian-American and Jewish heritage, and what that means for their faith.

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Morning Edition

Can Employers Require Workers To Be Vaccinated? It Depends

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More often than not, employers are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. There are legal rights โ€” and pitfalls โ€” of trying to require vaccinations among the American workforce.

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Judicial Chaos Complicates Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Some same-sex couples across Alabama received marriage licenses on Monday despite protests and an order by the state's chief justice ordering probate judges not to issue the licenses.

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Southern New Hampshire Takes The Brunt Of Recent Snow Storms

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

New England plow drivers are getting plenty of hours this month. Workers are pulling double and triple shifts to keep the roads clear, and they're running out of places to put the snow.

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Morning Edition

Nevada's Gaming Commission Considers Olympic Wagers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Nevada gaming officials are mulling a proposal that would allow gambling on the Olympic Games. If approved at a hearing this month, gamblers could start placing bets on the Summer Olympics in 2016.

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In Likely Democratic Primary, Who's Joining Hillary Clinton?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pretty much everyone expects Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016. But will she have any competition? A look at the Democratic bench and finds a rather short, short list.

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Morning Edition

The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.

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Unions Have Pushed The $15 Minimum Wage, But Few Members Will Benefit

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.

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Cancer Patients And Doctors Struggle To Predict Survival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

After being diagnosed with cancer, the first question people have is, "How long do I have?" Doctors usually overestimate the time, and patients often don't understand it's a range, not one number.

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Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films, Dies At 98

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ed Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films, from 1964-1995, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards.

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All Things Considered

Jail Time For Unpaid Court Fines And Fees Can Create Cycle Of Poverty

Monday, February 09, 2015

Lawsuits filed in Ferguson and Jennings, Mo., seek justice for impoverished people who are jailed, sometimes for weeks, for not being able to pay what they owe the cities.

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All Things Considered

Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of Earth

Monday, February 09, 2015

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.

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All Things Considered

Alabama Joins 36 States In Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, February 09, 2015

Same-sex couples in the conservative state married for the first time on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a federal judge's ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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All Things Considered

Authorities Probe Alleged Hate Crime Against Native American Kids

Monday, February 09, 2015

Racial tensions are high in Rapid City, S.D. as police investigate an incident where white men allegedly shouted racial slurs and dumped beer on a group of Native Americans at a recent hockey game.

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All Things Considered

Los Angeles Residents Divided Over Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

Monday, February 09, 2015

Los Angeles is considering raising its minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour in order to help its 800,000 residents in poverty. But no major city has yet raised its wage this dramatically and this fast.

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All Things Considered

Q&A: Sen. Ed Markey On Protecting Data Our Cars Are Sharing

Monday, February 09, 2015

We've entered the age of Internet-connected cars, and the Massachusetts lawmaker says they're vulnerable to all kinds of data breaches.

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Morning Edition

Anthem Data Stolen By Hackers Raises Identity Theft Concerns

Monday, February 09, 2015

Following the Anthem health insurance hack, we look at what happens if your Social Security number is stolen. How bad can the damage be? Can you get a new number? And, will that solve your problems?

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State Political Parties Blames Congress For Lack Of Funds

Monday, February 09, 2015

With all the cash pouring into politics, there's one group of losers: state parties. Big donors are turning to outside groups, and many state parties watch their budgets and clout dwindle.

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Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast Granted Appeal

Monday, February 09, 2015

Adnan Syed, convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend, has been granted an appeal by a Maryland court. Questions about his conviction were the focus of the popular podcast Serial.

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