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How A Tiny Fly's Ears Could Help You Hear Better

Tue, 2014-07-22 10:05

The Ormia ochracea fly has sophisticated little ears — it can locate crickets by calculating their chirps. Those super-ears are inspiring the next generation of microphones for human hearing aids.

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What's Better Than A Total Eclipse Of The Sun? Check This

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:55

This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.

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Federal Court Throws Out Health Care Subsidies In 36 States

Tue, 2014-07-22 09:13

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News explains a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that overturns subsidies provided to low- and middle-income people in states that use the federal health exchanges.

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FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:44

The agency said commercial jets were banned from flying to Israel for 24 hours, after it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport. Some international carriers also canceled flights.

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:31

If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.

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Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting?

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:07

As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch.

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For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination

Tue, 2014-07-22 08:07

More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

Tue, 2014-07-22 06:37

One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.

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U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Tue, 2014-07-22 06:22

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid

Tue, 2014-07-22 05:43

People who contribute up to $25 a month would be exempt from cost-sharing requirements. But some consumer advocates say the health savings accounts add a needless layer of complexity to Medicaid.

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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Tue, 2014-07-22 05:34

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan

Tue, 2014-07-22 05:27

The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.

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Gaza Conflict Day 15: Here's What You Need To Know

Tue, 2014-07-22 04:18

During day 15 of the current conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire, while Israel continued its offensive.

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Getting Things Done At The Workshop School

Tue, 2014-07-22 04:03

An innovative approach to learning amid turmoil in the Philadelphia School District.

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Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows

Tue, 2014-07-22 03:57

The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

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Train Carrying MH17 Victims' Remains Arrives In Government-Controlled City

Tue, 2014-07-22 02:53

Ukrainian officials said they hoped to fly the remains to the Netherlands for identification. Most of the passengers who died on the plane were Dutch.

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Kerry's Aim In Egypt: First, Get Israel And Hamas To Cease Fire

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo trying to help forge a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.

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Energy Concerns Complicate Potential EU Action Against Russia

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Renee Montagne talks to Anton La Guardia, who covers the European Union for The Economist, about the possibility of deep EU sanctions against Russia at Tuesday's foreign ministers meeting.

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Other Cities Poach Police From Detroit's Low-Wage Force

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.

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Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:44

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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