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Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Granted Appeal

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Syed was convicted in 2000 of murdering his ex-girlfriend. In October, a series of podcasts produced by the makers of This American Life re-examined his case and raised questions about his guilt.

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In Puerto Rico, Health Overhaul Gets An Incomplete

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The U.S. territory implemented an unusual version of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers must offer coverage to everyone. But there's no mandate for people to buy it, and there are no subsidies to help.

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To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The way a pediatrician talks with nervous parents about vaccines may determine whether the child gets immunized or not, a study suggests. Asking "What do you want to do about shots?" doesn't work.

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All Things Considered

Rosa Parks Collection Comes To Library Of Congress

Friday, February 06, 2015

Thousands of letters, writings and notes by civil rights icon Rosa Parks were opened to researchers this week at the Library of Congress.

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For Rockfish, A Tale Of Recovery, Hidden On Menus

Friday, February 06, 2015

Once depleted by decades of overfishing, rockfish have rebounded. But it's hard to tell this conservation and fishery management success story if purveyors continue to misidentify the tasty fish.

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What's So 'Cringeworthy' About Long Duk Dong in 'Sixteen Candles'?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Inquiring minds want to know: What's with the Gedde Watanabe shade in Thursday's post about Asian-Americans in TV and movies?

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All Things Considered

Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill

Friday, February 06, 2015

Iggy Ignatius bet that immigrants from India would long to live with other Indians in his Florida condos. He was right. Psychologists say intimations of mortality make us want to be with our own kind.

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As Temperatures Drop, Shelter Needs For Homeless Families Rise

Friday, February 06, 2015

A homeless crisis in D.C. mirrors the increased need for sheltering the homeless in several American cities. Administrations examine possible solutions before space and resources run out.

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What Microbes Lurk In The Subways Of New York? Mysteries Abound

Friday, February 06, 2015

Think expedition to the rain forest, but one where you'll need a MetroCard to get around. The microbial life of the New York subways turns out to be as rich, odd and confounding as the city itself.

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Outrage Over Government's Animal Experiments Leads To USDA Review

Friday, February 06, 2015

Lawmakers also introduced a bill to strengthen laws protecting farm animals used in research. Both moves come out of a New York Times investigation of animal suffering at a federal research center.

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Donations Roll In For Detroit Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work

Friday, February 06, 2015

More than $300,000 has been raised in less than a week for James Robertson, who had to commute to his factory job by foot.

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More Questions Emerge About Brian Williams' Comments

Friday, February 06, 2015

A pilot who partly backed the NBC anchor's account of being on a chopper that took fire is revising his story. Also, a newspaper is questioning what Williams said he saw during Hurricane Katrina.

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Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

Friday, February 06, 2015

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.

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Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Friday, February 06, 2015

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.

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Morning Edition

Senate Hearing Learns Of No Clear Plan To Close Guantanamo

Friday, February 06, 2015

More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.

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Morning Edition

Ala. Chief Justice Stirs Controversy Before Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

Friday, February 06, 2015

On Monday, Alabama is set to join more than three dozen states with gay marriage. But the state's chief justice tells probate judges they're not bound to follow a federal court's order.

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Morning Edition

Federally Regulated Banks Begin To Work With States' Pot Businesses

Friday, February 06, 2015

For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?

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Morning Edition

RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy; Sprint To Share Space With Some Stores

Friday, February 06, 2015

For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.

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Morning Edition

Economists Expect Data To Show A Pullback In Job Creation

Friday, February 06, 2015

The energy sector has started laying off workers as oil prices drop. Analysts will sift through the government's monthly employment report to see what affect that's having on U.S. job creation.

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Morning Edition

Researchers Probe Horrors Behind Deaths At Florida Boys School

Friday, February 06, 2015

After 3 years of work at a now closed Florida reform school, researchers have found new evidence of violent abuse and unreported deaths. They have identified more sets of remains in unmarked graves.

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