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For Some Doctors, Almost All Medicare Patients Are Above Average

Thu, 2014-05-15 08:02

Recently released Medicare data show that 1,800 doctors and other health providers nearly always charge Medicare the highest rate for patient care. Experts challenge the legitimacy of the charges.

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A Sponge Cake's Long, Strange Trip: Germany To Denver, Via Japan

Thu, 2014-05-15 07:47

The baumkuchen is an odd yet tasty layered German sponge cake baked on a spit. It arrived in Denver last year via a long, strange tour of Asia. Its history is as complex as its many layers.

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Educating Girls: Big Payoff For $45 A Year

Thu, 2014-05-15 07:37

Girls without an education are six times more likely to marry young than those who've finished high school, according to a new report from the World Bank Group. Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more.

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Breaking Up Helped Ledisi Find 'The Truth' In Her Music

Thu, 2014-05-15 07:36

Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi pulls no punches when talking about a failed relationship. She says it even became the inspiration of her latest album.

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The Pact That Turned A Juvenile Delinquent Into A Medical Doctor

Thu, 2014-05-15 07:34

Not so long ago, Dr. Sampson Davis found himself in detention for a crime that could have sent his life in a completely different direction. He shares how his big break turned things around.

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FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Traffic Rules

Thu, 2014-05-15 07:31

The commissioners voted 3-2 to push forward with proposed rules intended to guide how Internet traffic is regulated. Public comments on the proposal are due by July 15.

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After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

Thu, 2014-05-15 07:13

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor-turned-senator, had the job.

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VA's Shinseki 'Mad As Hell' Over Alleged Delays At Facility

Thu, 2014-05-15 06:55

At issue are accusations of delayed treatment and preventable deaths at the VA hospital in Phoenix. Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is testifying before a Senate panel.

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'She's A Hero!' Boy Says Of Cat Who Fought Off Attacking Dog

Thu, 2014-05-15 06:34

A family's story of how their cat ran off a dog that had attacked their young son is making waves far beyond Bakersfield, Calif., as the incident was captured in a dramatic video.

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San Diego County Wildfires Prompt Evacuations, State Of Emergency

Thu, 2014-05-15 06:28

More than a half-dozen wildfires are burning in the Southern California county. Thousands of residents have been evacuated. Renee Montagne speaks with reporter Erik Anderson of member station KPBS.

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Just One-Third Of People Can Tell If You're Faking That Laugh

Thu, 2014-05-15 04:37

Plenty of primates laugh, but only humans fake it. So what are we getting out of that phony chuckle? Perhaps an unfair advantage at work and in social situations, researchers say.

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Turkish Mine Explosion: Angry Protests As Death Toll Rises

Thu, 2014-05-15 04:32

After Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested such accidents are unavoidable, thousands of people flocked to protests calling for his resignation.

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Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling

Thu, 2014-05-15 03:19

More and more people are bicycle commuting, but many haven't mastered the intricacies of bike etiquette. What the heck is a sharrow? Knowing that can make for a safer trip by bicycle or (gasp) car.

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10,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill In L.A. Neighborhood

Thu, 2014-05-15 03:09

Crude oil geysered high into the air after a pipeline rupture early Thursday morning in northern Los Angeles. Fire officials say the spill was knee-deep in some spots.

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How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution

Thu, 2014-05-15 02:49

Johannes Kepler, one of the world's great mathematicians, decided to marry in 1611. He made a list of 11 women to interview, and he wanted, of course, to choose the best. Here's the formula.

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15 Crew Indicted Over South Korean Ferry Disaster

Thu, 2014-05-15 01:00

Prosecutors indicted the captain of the ferry and 3 crew members on homicide charges Thursday. Less serious indictments were issued against the 11 other crew members.

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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:29

The suggestion last month that the FCC might let Internet providers charge companies more for faster service prompted a firestorm of protest. The commission votes Thursday to begin debate on the plan.

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Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:04

Bicyclists account for a just a small percentage of commuters in the U.S., but their numbers have grown by nearly 60 percent over the past decade as cities have become more bike-friendly.

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Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the groundbreaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.

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U.S. Border Patrol's Response To Violence In Question

Wed, 2014-05-14 23:03

If an agent kills a Mexican across the border, what happens? Some argue not enough. It's hard to sue in these cases, and reports show the Border Patrol is rarely holding its own people accountable.

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