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Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER?

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

Like asthma or diabetes, opioid addiction is a chronic condition. Could treatment that begins when people show up in the ER get them on the right road faster?

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Report: FBI Vetted Middleman In Ransom Payment For U.S. Hostage

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:33

The Wall Street Journal is reporting the family of Warren Weinstein paid $250,000 to his captors after the FBI helped facilitate the payment. Weinstein was killed in a U.S. operation in January.

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In Baltimore, A Different Historic Moment: A Fan-less Baseball Game

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:28

Because of the unrest that has rocked the city, Major League Baseball decided to close the game to fans. So players came on the field to no cheers, and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat.

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Japan's Prime Minister Makes Historic Address To Congress

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:49

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out his vision of increasing ties with the U.S., and expressed his remorse over Japan's wartime atrocities.

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Welcome To The Neighborhood: 2 Super-Earths Discovered

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:29

Astronomers using telescopes in Hawaii and California have found two exoplanets orbiting a star a mere 54 light years away. The discovery is important for two big reasons.

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Pope Francis Calls Gender Pay Gap A 'Pure Scandal'

Wed, 2015-04-29 10:00

NPR'S Sylvia Poggioli reports that Francis' remarks, at his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, are some of his most forceful statements yet in favor of women.

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2016 Race Collides With Baltimore Unrest

Wed, 2015-04-29 09:53

Hillary Clinton told an audience in New York the criminal justice system is "out of balance" and Rand Paul attributed the violence to "the lack of a sort of moral code in our society."

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These Parents Make Lovely Lunch Bag Art. Not Everyone Is Pleased

Wed, 2015-04-29 09:18

Elaborately illustrated napkins. Famous paintings recreated using food. Depending on your viewpoint, these lunch projects are an expression of parental love or another salvo in the parenting wars.

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Game Of Thrones: Saudi King Shakes Up Line Of Succession

Wed, 2015-04-29 09:05

King Salman has named a new heir — and consolidated power in the hands of a younger generation.

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Nepal, Before The Earthquake Struck: A Photographer's Portfolio

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:28

Kevin Bubriski came as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1975, camera in hand, and has taken photos of daily life for 40 years: monks, haircuts, schoolgirls in a village that was at the quake's epicenter.

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How One West Baltimore Principal Is Helping Her Students Make Sense Of It All

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:27

Code Switch reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji is spending the day with a Baltimore principal who's charged with a huge task today. We'll be updating the post as the day unfolds.

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Calvin Peete, Pro Golf's 'Mr. Accuracy,' Dies At Age 71

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:21

Peete, who won 12 PGA events during a long career as a professional golfer, has died at age 71. For many years, he was the most successful black golfer in the world.

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Lumber Liquidators Says Justice Department Seeks Criminal Charges Over Imports

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:12

The revelation, which came today in a regulatory filing, comes after a 60 Minutes report last month that said the company's products have unsafe levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.

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Will Slower U.S. Economy Make Fed Wait To Raise Rates?

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:08

The economy posted its weakest performance in a year, growing at a 0.2 percent pace in the first quarter. Analysts say that could affect the central bank's timetable for boosting rates.

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Watch: The Same-Sex-Marriage Arguments In 4 Minutes

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:50

Want to catch up on the same-sex-marriage arguments before the Supreme Court? NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUS Blog are here to help.

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Bud Light Pulls Label With Message That Sparked Backlash

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:47

Bud Light was touted as "the perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary." But that's precisely the word that occurred to many people who saw it.

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Russia Tries To Regain Control Of Space Capsule

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:25

The cargo ship was launched Tuesday and scheduled to dock at the International Space Station to deliver 2.5 tons of supplies. Ground control lost contact after the ship reached its first orbit.

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What Do Millennials Want?

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:13

A new poll finds a majority of young Americans don't feel politically engaged and nearly half lack confidence in the justice system.

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Why The Urologist Is Usually A Man, But Maybe Not For Long

Wed, 2015-04-29 05:38

Just 8 percent of doctors practicing urology are female. But urologists treat kidneys and urinary tracts, not just prostates and penises. That male-focused image may be scaring patients away.

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In Nepal, A Flood Of People Leave Capital To Return Home

Wed, 2015-04-29 04:38

Reporting from the quake's epicenter, NPR's Julie McCarthy says, "When we arrived last night, you could feel the ground shaking constantly. It felt like Jello and it lasted through the evening."

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