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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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Morning Edition

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Download a free sampler of tunes hand-selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from Oil Boom, Damien Rice, Melody's Echo Chamber and Lost Midas.

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All Things Considered

Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Monday, November 10, 2014

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.

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A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks

Monday, November 10, 2014

Access to breast-milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini milk banks anywhere.

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All Things Considered

For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys school killed up to 50 students.

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Police Can Seize And Sell Assets Even When The Owner Broke No Law

Monday, November 10, 2014

Civil asset forfeiture rules say all that matters is that the car or house or cash was used by somebody in a crime. Challenging the seizure is often too costly to be worth it.

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How Much Sugar Is Too Much? A New Tool Sheds Some Light

Monday, November 10, 2014

SugarScience, a website created by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, distills the findings of 8,000 scientific studies on the health effects of sugar. The takeaway? Eat less.

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All Things Considered

For People Fired For Being Gay, Old Court Case Becomes A New Tool

Monday, November 10, 2014

Workplace discrimination against gay people is legal in 29 states. So some LGBT people have filed discrimination claims using a legal argument from a 1989 Supreme Court case about gender stereotypes.

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All Things Considered

Secretary Of Embattled VA: 'I Can Reset The Tone'

Monday, November 10, 2014

One of Robert McDonald's challenges is to get more doctors to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Another is to make the agency's structure easier for veterans to navigate.

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All Things Considered

HealthCare.gov's Tech Improvements Mean You Can Now Window Shop

Monday, November 10, 2014

After a launch that failed last fall, the administration is hoping this year's open enrollment period goes more smoothly, by letting customers browse first.

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All Things Considered

These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Never mind the physics. Color isn't just a particular wavelength of light, it turns out. It's a fascinating mix of context and what's happening outside and inside your head.

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Roomful Of Teeth: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, November 10, 2014

Watch the vocal group sing new music with yelps, yodels and fine harmonies tightly spun.

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All Things Considered

Kidney Dialysis Company Expands Into The Hospital Business

Monday, November 10, 2014

DaVita HealthCare partners, a provider of dialysis for kidney patients, says its expertise working with very sick patients can help hospitals expand into wellness and prevention.

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All Things Considered

Why Divers In Bonaire Are So Eager To Kill The Beautiful Lionfish

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bonaire is a scuba diver's paradise in the Caribbean. But the invasive lionfish is gobbling up smaller fish that protect the reef. The island is now teaching divers how to spear the lionfish.

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All Things Considered

How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

Monday, November 10, 2014

The federal government is putting $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of federal food benefits when people use them to buy fresh produce. This idea started small but became a hit.

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Sandwich Monday: The Dunkin' Donuts Cronut

Monday, November 10, 2014

This week, we try a mass-produced version of New York City's famous Cronut, the croissant-doughnut hybrid. The real failure here is that Dunkin' Donuts didn't call it a Crunkin' Cronut.

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Fresh Air

Superstorm Sandy Inspires Bleak, Poetic Landscapes In 'Let Me Be Frank'

Monday, November 10, 2014

In Richard Ford's brilliant collection of four short stories, protagonist Frank Bascombe returns to be "frank" about touchy topics. His awareness, particularly of mortality, is profound and hilarious.

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Arctic Front: Blast Of Cold Air Hits Middle Of U.S., Heads East

Monday, November 10, 2014

The cold front hit Wyoming just after midnight. It struck Denver this morning, bringing wind and snow — and reportedly dropping the temperature by 15 degrees in just 15 minutes.

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California Nurses Say They'll Strike, Without Talking Wages

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wages and benefits are usually the big sticking points in labor negotiations. But so far both sides are focusing on things like Ebola preparedness, separating patient care from economics.

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5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Obamacare

Monday, November 10, 2014

If you buy your own health insurance, it's time to check out the options on the Obamacare exchanges. Enrollment starts Nov. 15.

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