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Measles Hits 20-Year High In U.S.

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that measles outbreaks in the United States are now at a 20-year high, with 288 cases reported in the first five months of 2014.

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In Pizza Kitchens And On Assembly Lines, Temp Workers Face Abuse

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

The modern Harvest of Shame is the treatment of blue-collar temporary workers, according to ProPublica's Michael Grabell. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Grabell about his investigative series.

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South Korea Repaves For A 'Woman-Friendly Seoul'

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Women-only parking spaces are popping up all over Seoul, South Korea. They are wider, longer and painted pink. It's the city's effort to make a more female-friendly city.

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With VA Hospitals Overtaxed, Vets May Have To Go Private

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki stepped down as the chief of veterans affairs, but will things improve at VA hospitals? NPR's Scott Simon speaks to reporter Tom Bowman about what needs to happen to improve services.

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New Acting VA Secretary Faces Cultural Challenges

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned over the growing health care scandal. He said remaining in office would only distract from carrying out needed reforms.

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Pakistan Signals Possible Opening In Relations With India

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the inauguration of India's new prime minister this week. Does this signal a thaw? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council.

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One Wealthy Couple's Mission To Save Marriages, En Masse

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

An Oprah-endorsed self-help guru and his wife are devoting their weekends — and dollars — to large-scale, group relationship counseling sessions for couples who can't otherwise afford it.

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Assad Bound For Re-Election As War Appears At A Stalemate

Sat, 2014-05-31 03:40

As Syria goes to the polls next week in an election that President Bashar Assad is certain to win, journalist Nick Blanford tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

People's speech patterns change when they are in the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. And a smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:22

Speech patterns change when people enter the manic phase of bipolar disorder, doctors say. A smartphone app might be able to detect those shifts and improve treatment.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:21

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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Expanding The Panama Canal: The Problem Is Money, Not Mosquitoes

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:21

A century after the canal opened, it's being expanded to accommodate some of the world's biggest cargo ships. But the project has been delayed by a $1.6 billion financial dispute.

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Tech Week: C-E-Bros, Diversity Numbers And The Beats Deal

Sat, 2014-05-31 01:20

The Snapchat CEO's fraternity-day emails surfaced, Apple made its biggest acquisition and Google disclosed the uneven gender breakdown of its staff. Take a look at the week's top headlines in tech.

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Investor Carl Icahn Reportedly At Center Of Insider Trading Probe

Fri, 2014-05-30 17:14

The billionaire is said to be under investigation for possibly tipping off pro golfer Phil Mickelson and sports gambler "Billy" Walters ahead of market-moving stock trades.

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An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World

Fri, 2014-05-30 15:53

Dean Baquet, the new executive editor of The New York Times, is a proud defender of old-school newsroom values. But, he says, he recognizes that both he and the Times need to adapt to the digital era.

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Cleveland Patrolman, Five Others Charged In Deadly 2012 Car Chase

Fri, 2014-05-30 14:03

Prosecutors say Patrolman Michael Brelo fired more shots than any of the officers who together pumped 137 rounds into the vehicle, killing two unarmed suspects.

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Is The Deck Stacked Against Black Boys In America?

Fri, 2014-05-30 14:03

A new White House report exploring the intersection of race, poverty and justice suggests the answer is still a resounding yes.

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Shinseki Couldn't Outflank Election-Year Politics

Fri, 2014-05-30 13:54

By President Obama's own admission, politics had a lot to do with why he decided to accept VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation.

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House Vote Aims To Derail DOJ Processing Of Clemency Petitions

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:45

Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly said language inserted by lawmakers to prevent the hire of additional Justice Department attorneys is "absurd."

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Border Agency Revises And Makes Public Its Use Of Force Policy

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:39

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske has released documents regarding the use of force along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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