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Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

Mon, 2014-02-24 13:00

Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6.

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Was Mexico's Most Wanted A Butcher Or Robin Hood?

Mon, 2014-02-24 13:00

Joaquin Guzman, Mexico's most powerful drug trafficker, has been captured, devastating his Sinaloa drug cartel. But many in his home state resent the arrest, having considered him a hero for the poor.

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After Nearly Six Decades In Office, Dingell Decides Not To Run

Mon, 2014-02-24 13:00

John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, announced he won't run in 2014. As Tracy Samilton reports, Dingell's state will lose more than an icon when he retires.

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Jason Collins Returns To Nets As First Openly Gay NBA Player

Mon, 2014-02-24 13:00

Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete to play in any of the four largest professional sports in the U.S. He joined the Brooklyn Nets in what many are calling a historic moment.

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From President To Fugitive — In The Span Of A Week

Mon, 2014-02-24 13:00

The new authorities in Kiev are trying to consolidate power and capture former President Viktor Yanukovych. Meanwhile, demonstrators in parts of eastern Ukraine are supporting closer ties with Moscow.

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Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend

Mon, 2014-02-24 13:00

Baby boomers are setting new records for divorce. Americans over 50 are twice as likely to get divorced as people of that age were 20 years ago.

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Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk

Mon, 2014-02-24 12:46

Improvements in doctors' ability to detect breast cancer have outpaced our understanding of what to do about it. Doctors and their patients need to work through the options together.

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Cool Or Creepy? A Clip-On Camera Can Capture Every Moment

Mon, 2014-02-24 12:38

A new wearable camera called Narrative is designed to snap a photo every 30 seconds — automatically — so you don't miss a thing. But does everything and everyone in your day need to be photographed?

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Pope Announces Overhaul Of Vatican Bureaucracy

Mon, 2014-02-24 12:31

The move creates a new economic secretariat to oversee all of the Holy See's economic and administrative affairs.

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Major League Baseball Changes Home-Plate Rules

Mon, 2014-02-24 12:13

Runners trying to reach home plate – and the catchers who often try to block them – will have to follow new rules that are meant to cut the risk of injuries from collisions in the 2014 season.

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Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Measure Into Law

Mon, 2014-02-24 12:08

The law makes gay sex punishable by terms of up to life in prison. The U.S. and U.N. said the new law violated basic human rights.

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Ukraine: 4 Key Debates Yet To Shake Out

Mon, 2014-02-24 11:48

The deposed president is on the run. There's uncertainty over who will emerge as the country's new leader. Its economy is in shambles. And Russia and the West are divided over what they want.

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Legal Drinking Age Of 21 Saves Lives, Even Though It's Flouted

Mon, 2014-02-24 11:37

Since most college students drink, why not lower the drinking age to 18? That would encourage more responsible behavior, some college presidents say. But a study says it would hurt more than help.

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Sandwich Monday: The Wrecking Ball

Mon, 2014-02-24 11:26

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a delicacy from Potbelly Sandwich Shop's "secret menu." It's called the "Wrecking Ball," and it does not disappoint.

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Black, British And 'Brain Drained': Playwright Takes Charge In Baltimore

Mon, 2014-02-24 10:59

As part of Black History Month, host Michel Martin asks actor, playwright and theater director Kwame Kwei-Armah why he, and so many other British actors, have chosen careers in the U.S.

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Top Justice Dept. Official Quietly Stepped Down In December

Mon, 2014-02-24 10:56

Virginia Seitz, who led the influential Justice Department office that offers legal advice on surveillance, drones and other issues, resigned after 2 1/2 years on the job.

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Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbuster' Actor And 'Groundhog Day' Director, Dies

Mon, 2014-02-24 10:09

An inspiration to many younger comedians and directors, he leaves behind work on other hit films, including Caddyshack, Stripes and National Lampoon's Animal House.

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Why Pediatricians Want To Check 9-Year-Olds' Cholesterol

Mon, 2014-02-24 09:24

The annual well-child visit should be about a lot more than getting shots, doctors say. New guidelines for checkups include screening tools for depression and substance abuse starting at age 11.

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Oldest-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110

Mon, 2014-02-24 08:44

Alice Herz-Sommer survived two years in a Nazi camp. She performed for prisoners and said music saved her life. Her longevity, Herz-Sommer said, was due to an amazingly positive view of the world.

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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

Mon, 2014-02-24 08:00

In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin describes an oppressive blanket of electronic data surveillance. "There's a price you pay for living in the modern world," she says. "... You have to share your data."

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