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Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough assistance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.

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Documents Show FAA Questioned Mental Fitness of Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Newly released documents show the FAA initially declined to give Andreas Lubitz a medical certificate for his U.S. pilot's license because of his history of depression.

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All Things Considered

The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?

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All Things Considered

The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.

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Schoolbook

Charter Schools Top the Lobbying Chart in Albany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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With controversies brewing in New York State over new learning standards and testing, charter groups and teachers' unions spent the most in lobbying dollars last year.
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Morning Edition

Is It An 'Uprising' Or A 'Riot'? Depends On Who's Watching

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Words describing the same event can mean very different things. It's no surprise that people can't agree on a label for what's happening in Baltimore.

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All Things Considered

Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

Thursday, April 30, 2015

People convicted of minor crimes years ago are suing to overturn a Pennsylvania law that bars them from working full time in nursing homes, locking them out of a fast-growing sector in the economy.

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Health System Took Control To Make Joint Replacement More Profitable

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Baptist Health System in San Antonio made money doing what used to be industry heresy: reducing patients' use of medical care.

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Why We Can't Take Chipotle's GMO Announcement All That Seriously

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chipotle says providing "food with integrity" means dropping genetically modified ingredients. But critics say the company's new policy is inconsistent and even dishonest.

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Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One aim of Obamacare was to ease the financial strain on nonprofit hospitals that provide medical care to people who lack insurance and can't pay their bills. That plan is working, hospitals say.

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Fresh Air

Drought In Calif. Creates Water Wars Between Farmers, Developers, Residents

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fresno native Mark Arax has written about the war over water in his state for decades. "It used to be the farmers against the delta smelt fish, and now it's the urbanite against the almond," he says.

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All Things Considered

Small Plague Outbreak In People Tracked To Pit Bull

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A woman who caught pneumonic plague in Colorado last summer likely contracted it from her friend or his dog. Antibiotics limited the outbreak to four people and cured them.

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Science Friday

Hr2: The Tesla Battery, Debating Gene Editing, Celebrity Scientists, and Oliver Sacks

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A look at a new battery from Elon Musk, the debate around gene editing, scientists who have become popular icons, and the other side of Oliver Sacks.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Psychiatry's Early Days, Earthquake Science

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The week in science, a new book about psychiatry's history, and seismic risk and safety in Nepal

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How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.

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Schoolbook

#ThisIsNotATest: Your Responses on View

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Students said they would like to be tested on: U.S. presidents, hockey, appreciation, history, jumping rope and social media, among other things.
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#TBT: Hoping For Presidency, Former Senator Throws Rock In Water

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The 2008 presidential race was the first in the post-YouTube era. Candidates tried all kinds of things to break through, including former Sen. Mike Gravel simply throwing a rock in water.

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Baltimore Police Hand Freddie Gray Investigation Report To Prosecutors

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Baltimore Police Department task force found the van transporting Gray made one more stop than originally thought.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie Associate Expected to Plead Guilty for Role In Bridgegate

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bloomberg reported former Christie ally and alleged Bridgegate conspirator David Wildstein will be the first shoe to drop in the investigation. 

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The Takeaway

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Plays Free Concert to Lift City's Spirits

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The musicians wanted to give back to the city they love, so they played an impromptu concert on the lawn outside their home base at the Joseph Myerhoff Hall in downtown Baltimore.

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