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Most Employers See A Benefit In Covering Contraceptives

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The recent Supreme Court ruling gives employers more latitude in refusing to pay for certain kinds of birth control for employees. But most companies won't go that route, analysts predict.

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NPR News Executive Leaves For Job At The Atlantic

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Margaret Low Smith, who has served as NPR's senior vice president for news for three years, is leaving the company to become the president of The Atlantic's live events business.

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The Takeaway

Egypt Steps Up in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, But to No Avail

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Airstrikes and rocket fire continue in Gaza, despite Israel’s initial embrace of an Egyptian cease-fire proposal — a deal Hamas rejected. Until yesterday, Egypt, the traditional regional player, had remained silent. 

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No School, No Handshakes: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NPR's Jason Beaubien is covering the outbreak that began in March and is still going strong. En route to the burial of a 70-year-old Ebola victim, he talked about the impact on the town of Kailahun.

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Kerry Cites Progress In Iran Nuclear Talks But Says Gaps Remain

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The U.S. secretary of state said he would consult with President Obama on a way forward ahead of a July 20 deadline. Meanwhile, Iran is showing some flexibility on its nuclear program.

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Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.

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Tobacco Giant Reynolds American To Buy Lorillard In $27B Deal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The deal unites the maker of Camel with Lorillard, the market leader in e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, the fastest-growing segments of the tobacco market.

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Why Smartphone Breaks At Work Aren't Such A Bad Idea

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Playing a quick game or taking a moment to connect with family or friends benefits both employees and their employers, a new study finds.

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Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Border authorities demonize coyotes as ruthless criminals who kidnap, rape and abandon their clients. But one smuggler says he treats his young clients well — which helps him get repeat business.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

At least 19 people were killed when a subway train derailed in Moscow. It's hard to gauge how Montreal's bike share system is doing. Mike Huckabee likes private planes. And: as the Highway Trust Fund approaches its doomsday, states aren't waiting to act.

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Moscow Metro Train Derails, Causing Deaths And Many Injuries

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The morning rush-hour crash wounded more than 160 people, some of them severely, and killed at least 21 others, officials say. The train had been moving at more than 40 mph when it suddenly stopped.

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Morning Edition

After Peace Deal's Failure, Israel To 'Expand And Intensify' Campaign

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Israel initially agreed to an Egyptian-led deal to stop hostilities, but Hamas leaders didn't support the plan. In the attacks that followed, the first Israeli died from the conflict.

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Morning Edition

Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.

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WNYC News

New Jersey Says 'Mea Culpa' on Sandy Aid

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dozens of municipalities will now receive additional funding, while others will see their aid money reduced, after an investigation found that the state mishandled a Sandy grant program.

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Transportation Nation

Tappan Zee Cost Reveals Cuomo Style

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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New York's governor is building a new Tappan Zee Bridge, funded by tolls. How much more will drivers have to pay? He's not as forthcoming about that bit. 

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Morning Edition

Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.

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Morning Edition

Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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Morning Edition

Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning that 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.

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Morning Edition

When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Drones, Crime, and Sleepy CEOs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What happens when corporate and nonprofit executives actively encourage their employees to get more rest? Four CEOs who launched an experiment after WNYC's "Clock Your Sleep" Project share their results so far. Plus: Tracking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's money; an update on Israel and Palestine; the legality of flying drones in New York City; and assessing Mayor de Blasio on crime six months into his administration.