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Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada, Alberta Premier Says

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

David Greene talks with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, who is in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress and the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

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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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Morning Edition

Dear Aging Athletes: Say Hello To Goodbye

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Commentator Frank Deford contemplates the difficulty of knowing when to quit.

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Once A Vaccine Skeptic, This Mom Changed Her Mind

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Juniper Russo wants what is best for her daughter Vivian, and she sometimes questions mainstream medicine. But after three years of soul searching, she decided what was best was vaccination.

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7 Killed When N.Y. Commuter Train Hits SUV

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Twelve more passengers were injured in the accident 15 miles north of New York City. It's the second major accident in 15 months for the rail line, which serves 280,000 passengers a day.

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All Things Considered

EPA Push For Massive Munitions Burn Ignites Opposition In Louisiana

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Bayou State residents are upset about the health risks of EPA's plan, while government leaders are running against the clock to dispose of the unsafe and deteriorating artillery propellant.

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Lots Of Confusion Over Teacher Firings At Howard University Middle School

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Parents and students say the teachers were fired for teaching black history. The NAACP says otherwise.

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Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying On Its Side Of The Border

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Law enforcement in Nebraska towns near the Colorado border are reporting a jump in pot-related offenses. Legalization next door, they say, is creating burdensome consequences they never asked for.

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All Things Considered

Duo Smashes World Distance Record In Gas Balloon

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

It took six days, 16 hours and 38 minutes and an unexpected detour down the California coast. Audie Cornish talks to Troy Bradley about his trans-Pacific journey with Leonid Tiukhtyaev.

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New York Attorney General Targets Mislabeled Herbal Supplements

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Four major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, GNC and Walgreens are accused of selling mislabeled herbal supplements in New York. DNA tests by the state attorney general's office found that some store brand supplements do not contain the ingredients as advertised.

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How Fish Could Change What It Means For Food To Be Organic

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The USDA is considering a set of rules for certifying farmed fish as organic. But some consumer groups say the recommendations don't go far enough to meet the strict standards of other organic foods.

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ISIS Video Appears To Show Jordanian Pilot Being Burned Alive

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh has been held by the group since his capture in December. Jordan had said it was prepared to trade Kaseasbeh for an Iraqi militant.

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Pain And Suffering At Life's End Are Getting Worse, Not Better

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Despite considerable effort to improve care for people who are dying, more people are reporting pain and depression, a study finds. Medical treatments that lengthen the process may be one reason.

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Reviving The Lost Art Of Logrolling

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Contemporary logrollers believe that the historical practice provides today's athletes a good, balanced workout. And that it's as easy as, well, as falling off a log.

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Morning Edition

Sheriff Outlaws Deputies From Wearing Cowboy Boots

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The new sheriff in a Wyoming county says no more cowboy hats and no more cowboy boots for his deputies. That's not just a fashion statement. He says new uniforms will help them do their jobs better.

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Can Republicans Find Common Ground With Obama's Budget?

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

President Obama has revealed a budget he hopes will find approval in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. David Greene talks to former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp.

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Wis. Budget Proposal Reignites Debate Over Private, Public Sector

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Gov. Walker's budget would make record cuts to the University of Wisconsin. To cope with the cuts, Walker says faculty could work more and teach more classes. The comments have left some aghast.

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Budget Sent To Congress Values Middle-Class Economics

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Free from the constraints of a re-election campaign and out from under the weight of the recession and massive federal deficits, President Obama unveiled his proposed budget for 2016 on Monday.

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Workers Should Be Prepared To Start Over In New Jobs, Stats Show

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that baby boomers have held 10 to 11 jobs, on average, by the time they reach age 46.

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Budget Proposal Calls For Billions In New Government Spending

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal about Obama's approach to "middle-class economics."

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