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Same-Sex Marriages Conducted In Florida After Ban Is Lifted

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

In Ft. Lauderdale, Key West and other cities, gay and lesbian couples began getting married shortly after midnight when a ban on same-sex unions was officially lifted.

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Morning Edition

Trend Of Falling Gas Prices Expected To Continue

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

On New Year's Day, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.23. That's the average though, and many stations are selling gas at under $2 a gallon.

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Morning Edition

For Many Navajo, A Visit From The 'Water Lady' Is A Refreshing Sight

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

For decades, residents of the Navajo Nation's Smith Lake community have had to make their water stretch; a mission trucks it in monthly from 50 miles away. But soon, they'll be getting their own well.

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Morning Edition

Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to Vermont's opiate addiction problem. Since then it has expanded treatment, but doctors say demand is outpacing services.

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Morning Edition

How Anglers Are Learning To Save Fish That Get 'The Bends'

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Millions of deep-water fish die every year because of barotrauma, a condition divers know as "the bends." But scientists say descending devices can help fish survive a trip to the surface.

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All Things Considered

Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Monday, January 05, 2015

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales.

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All Things Considered

Same-Sex Marriages Start In Florida

Monday, January 05, 2015

Florida courts are making last-minute preparations as the state prepares on Tuesday to become the 36th in the nation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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All Things Considered

Potential Jurors Screened For Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Monday, January 05, 2015

Potential jurors were screened on Monday to decide the fate of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He faces 30 federal counts of murder and terrorism.

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All Things Considered

De Blasio And NYPD Commisioner Tout Lower Crime, Amid Tensions

Monday, January 05, 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton are touting a decrease in almost all categories of crime in the city in 2014. The praise for the New York Police Department comes amid tensions between city hall and the NYPD's rank and file. It comes a day after hundreds of officers again turned their backs on the mayor at the funeral for one of their own.

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Some Gay Couples In Florida Can Get Married Today

Monday, January 05, 2015

A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Monday, January 05, 2015

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Monday, January 05, 2015

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

Monday, January 05, 2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.

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Oh, It's Winter: Huge Swath Of U.S. Will Be Bitterly Cold

Monday, January 05, 2015

Some parts of Wisconsin will see a windchill of 30 below, and most of the country — all the way down to Florida — will see temperatures plunge.

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Morning Edition

N.J. Gov. Christie Proud To Be A Dallas Cowboys' Fan

Monday, January 05, 2015

Christie attended Sunday's playoff game between Dallas and the Detroit Lions. He hugged owner Jerry Jones when the Cowboys won. Many in his state ask why he doesn't follow teams closer to New Jersey.

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Morning Edition

County Barks At Couple: Parts Of Treehouse Must Be Removed

Monday, January 05, 2015

Mike and Pat Splinter's treehouse was featured on TV and a kitchen was built for the show. Officials reminded the couple that the kitchen and other parts of the deluxe treehouse must go.

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Former GOP Sen. Edward Brooke Dies At 95

Monday, January 05, 2015

Former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke died on Saturday. He was 95. When he took office in 1966, Brooke became the first popularly elected African American in the Senate.

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Morning Edition

Entrepreneurs Find Ways To Make Money From Carbon Emissions

Monday, January 05, 2015

President Obama in September set a formidable goal for American industry and agriculture — reduce greenhouse gases by a quarter in 10 years. But several states are ahead of the game.

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Funeral For Slain Officer Blended NYPD And Chinese Traditions

Monday, January 05, 2015

Officer Wenjian Liu's funeral reflected the ethnic diversity of the NYPD. The rites were overshadowed by another show of disrespect for the mayor by some officers. Liu's partner was also killed.

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Morning Edition

Republican Leaders Vow New Congress Will Get Things Done

Monday, January 05, 2015

It's the first time since the 2006 election that both chambers will be controlled by Republicans. They pledge an end to gridlock, but they still have to work with the same Democratic president.

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