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In California, That MRI Will Cost You $255 — Or Maybe $6,221

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's almost impossible to comparison shop for medical tests and procedures. A crowdsourcing experiment by two NPR member stations in California is aimed at making those numbers less mysterious.

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Why Sterilization Is The Most Popular Form Of Family Planning

Monday, November 17, 2014

The tragic news from India of women dying after being sterilized is not the norm. More than 200 million women a year rely on this procedure. Under proper conditions, complications are minimal.

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Sandwich Monday: Papa John's Frito Chili Pizza

Monday, November 17, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try an innovative new pizza from Papa John's. It's covered with Fritos and chili.

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The Takeaway

Fighting the 'Pure Evil' of ISIS

Monday, November 17, 2014

Over the weekend, another American—26-year-old U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig—died at the hands of the Islamic State. President Obama called it "an act of pure evil."

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U.K.'s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

Monday, November 17, 2014

"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.

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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

Monday, November 17, 2014

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's second- and third-largest oilfield services providers. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.

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The Takeaway

Playing Politics With the Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

Senator Mary Landrieu is facing a runoff for her seat. She worked with the GOP to bring the Keystone XL Pipeline up for a vote. Will it help her in Louisiana?

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Comet Lander's Big Bounce Caught On Camera

Monday, November 17, 2014

An orbiting spacecraft caught the Philae lander bounding on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The lander sent home some scientific data before its batteries ran out.

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All Things Considered

'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Monday, November 17, 2014

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.

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U.S. Tourists Accused Of Trying To Ship Human Parts Out Of Thailand

Monday, November 17, 2014

The parts, including an infant's head, a baby's foot and an adult heart, were allegedly stolen from a medical museum. The Americans said they bought the parts at a Bangkok market, according to police.

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Morning Edition

A Deadly Chain: Tracing Ebola In A Sierra Leone Village

Monday, November 17, 2014

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.

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In Sierra Leone, Tears And Wails Mark The Death Of Dr. Martin Salia

Monday, November 17, 2014

He was one of only 130 or so doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."

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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Monday, November 17, 2014

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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WNYC News

The Future Payphone: Gigabit Speed and Free Wi-Fi on NYC Streets

Monday, November 17, 2014

Faster than an express train, New York City plans to turn payphones into the largest, fastest (and free) Wi-Fi network in the world.

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The Takeaway

A Dingo Ate Her Baby, and America Found a Punchline

Monday, November 17, 2014

Coroners finally determined, 32 years after the fact, that a dingo did kill Lindy Chamberlain's daughter. But as Retro Report details, more people know the joke rather than the truth.

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Colombia Calls Off Peace Talks With Rebels Over Captured General

Monday, November 17, 2014

The talks were designed to end 50 years of fighting between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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Law Student Found Guilty In Secret U.K. Terrorism Trial

Monday, November 17, 2014

Last Tuesday's verdict against 26-year-old law student Erol Incedal was made public today after a U.K. judge lifted an order that forbade the media from reporting it.

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DEA Agents Conduct Surprise Inspections Of NFL Teams

Monday, November 17, 2014

The inspections are related to a lawsuit that claimed NFL medical staff keep players on the field by handing out powerful and addictive narcotics without prescriptions.

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The Takeaway

After Years in Limbo, Senate to Vote on Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Keystone XL pipeline has been in political limbo for years. Sen. John Hoeven explains why Congress has decided to move forward on Keystone legislation now.

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WNYC News

Chief of Staff to NYC's First Lady Will Take Leave of Absence

Monday, November 17, 2014

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In a statement, Rachel Noerdlinger said she wants to spend more time with her son following his recent arrest.

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