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In The 1870s And '80s, Being A Pedestrian Was Anything But

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

Huge crowds packed arenas to watch the world's best pedestrians walk in circles for six days at a time. And trainers encouraged the athletes to drink champagne — at the time considered a stimulant.

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Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:39

A new study suggests that when it comes to the optimal amount of salt intake, there may be more leeway than we thought. But some doctors say we still need to lower sodium to control blood pressure.

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NPR Poll: GOP's Older Voter Advantage Slips From 4 Years Ago

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:23

The new NPR poll indicated that Republicans had a 10 percentage-point advantage over Democrats with voters over age 59. In 2010, it was 21 points.

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Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:22

Away from combat, troops often can't carry firearms. The shooting at Fort Hood raises the question of whether they would be better able to protect themselves if they could.

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Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA Interrogations

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:10

The vote does not mean the report will be made public just yet. The CIA will have a chance to flag portions it believes could compromise national security.

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Stay Or Go: How Israeli-Palestinian Peace Would Redefine Home

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:09

More than 1 million Arabs are Israeli citizens. About 350,000 Jewish Israelis live in the West Bank. What happens to them if a formal border is ever set between Israel and the Palestinians?

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