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Vaccination Exemption Blamed For Measles Spread In California

Thursday, February 05, 2015

California lawmakers are proposing new limits on the ability of parents to opt out of vaccinations. It's in response to the measles outbreak that originated in that state.

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Morning Edition

Jeb Bush Tests Political Waters In Detroit

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In his first major speech of the year, Jeb Bush seemed very much a candidate road testing a message that will be the centerpiece of a bid for the White House.

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NBC's Williams Admits He Misled Viewers About Wartime Peril

Thursday, February 05, 2015

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admits that his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003 was wrong, and apologizes to troops and viewers.

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Morning Edition

FCC Chairman Proposes Classifying The Internet As A Public Utility

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.

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Jury Convicts Ross Ulbricht Of Operating Drug Marketplace

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In New York, a federal jury found Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht guilty of seven charges, including money laundering and trafficking narcotics. Silk Road was a massive online drug marketplace.

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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Hackers Strike Health Insurer Anthem, Inc.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The country's second-biggest health insurer says hackers obtained personal information such as names, birthdates and social security numbers of policyholders. No credit card data was compromised.

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All Things Considered

Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won't Vaccinate

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The pressure, doctors say, is mostly coming from other parents who don't want their infants exposed to measles, whooping cough or other serious illness in the pediatric waiting room.

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Ross Ulbricht, Accused Of Operating Silk Road, Is Convicted Of Drug Charges

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A New York jury took a little more than three hours today to convict the San Francisco man linked to the shadowy online marketplace that had been labeled the eBay of the drugs trade.

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All Things Considered

'Deflate This': Patriots Fans Welcome Super Bowl Champs Home

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the parade route. Some held up posters saying "Deflate This" in reference to allegations that the team had deflated game balls to gain an advantage in the playoff game that landed them in the Super Bowl. Team members waved to the crowd from duck boats as confetti flew.

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All Things Considered

Secretary Of Defense Nominee Appears Headed For Easy Confirmation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Theoretical physicist and former high-ranking Pentagon insider Ashton Carter is fully expected to be the next Secretary of Defense. His confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee is less about him and more about President Obama's defense record, which Republicans consider feckless.

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Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters With Detroit Speech

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush isn't an official candidate for president yet. But his speech to the Detroit Economic Club is being closely watched.

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Hospitals Fail To Protect Nursing Staff From Becoming Patients

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology and taught "safe patient handling."

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All Things Considered

How The Voting Debates Will Be Different In 2015

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

There are already 1,200 voting bills introduced in state legislatures this year. Many seek to expand early voting, online and mail voting.

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Most People Getting Measles Are Adults. Time For A Shot?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Though much of the emphasis in this measles outbreak has been on children, most of the people getting sick are adults. That has more than a few grownups wondering if they're vulnerable.

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Does Binge-Watching Make Us Depressed? Good Question

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Recent headlines make it sound like just because we watched a few episodes last night, we're depressed and lonely. OK, more than a few. But the science on binge-watching is just getting started.

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Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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Morning Edition

House Votes Again To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Tuesday's vote gave House Republican freshmen their first chance at repealing the law, and this is the first full repeal vote since millions of Americans signed up for coverage under the program.

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