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The Strange Case Of Marlise Munoz And John Peter Smith Hospital

Tue, 2014-01-28 14:44

After collapsing on her kitchen floor, Munoz was hospitalized and kept on life support despite her wishes. A Texas law protects a hospital from liability as long it keeps a pregnant patient on life support.

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Food Stamp Cuts, Cold Weather Put Extra Strain On Food Pantries

Tue, 2014-01-28 14:30

Food pantries are bracing for higher demand from their communities in the coming weeks. National hunger organizations say the best way to help is to give money to local food banks and pantries instead of donating food.

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Cantaloupe Farmers Get Probation Over Deadly Listeria Outbreak

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:52

The 2011 outbreak killed 33 people in 28 states. The Colorado farmers were sentenced to five years probation and six months of home detention.

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In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:41

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin attracted national attention this month when he devoted his entire annual State of the State speech to heroin addiction in Vermont. As the state expands addiction treatment services, it's also trying to come to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the problem: pregnant women addicted to opiates.

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China's Jade Rabbit Rover May Be Doomed On The Moon

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:23

Chinese officials recently announced the rover was experiencing mechanical difficulties, and now observers believe its done for. But the thirst for more moon missions may be spreading in China.

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Who Are The Long-Term Unemployed? (In 3 Graphs)

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:15

In 2013, nearly 40 percent of unemployed workers had been looking for work for six months or longer.

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The Coup Goes To Court: Ousted Pres. Morsi On Trial In Cairo

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was in a Cairo courtroom on Tuesday, seen and heard for only the second time since he was thrust from office in a military coup last July. Morsi and other members of the Muslim Brotherhood are facing charges of collusion with Hamas and Hezbollah during the 2011 uprising against the Mubarak regime.

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House GOP Leaders Begin To Move On Immigration

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

While the Senate passed an immigration overhaul last June, the House has done nothing so far because of resistance from many of its Republican members. That could change soon, as GOP leadership is floating general ideas for possible legislation.

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Obama Seeks Minimum Wage Hike With Mic And Pen

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

President Obama will renew his call for a higher minimum wage in his State of the Union address. But while he waits for Congress to act on that request, Obama also plans to order a higher minimum wage for all government contractors.

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Deep South, Meet Deep Freeze

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

Winter weather is sweeping through the Deep South on Tuesday. It's cold and snowing in areas that rarely ever see arctic blasts such as this one. Southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi and Alabama have all seen snow today.

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Hoping For Hope: Obama Seeks A Return To Optimism In Address

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

On Tuesday night, President Obama will lay out his priorities before Congress and, more importantly, the country at large. NPR's national political correspondent, Mara Liasson, speaks with Audie Cornish about what the president hopes to accomplish with this year's State of the Union.

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On Obama's Agenda: Immigration, Inequality And Unfinished Business

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

Ahead of the State of the Union, Robert Siegel sits down with White House press secretary Jay Carney. They discuss President Obama's plans for Tuesday night's address to Congress and millions of Americans.

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In Israeli Prison, An Elaborate Theater Of Interrogation

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

Palestinian Ala'a Miqbel thought he was going for a brief interview with Israeli security for a permit for work travel to the West Bank. Instead, he was arrested and taken to prison. There, he met Palestinian informants known as "sparrows," who masquerade as fellow prisoners and elicit information for the Israelis.

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A Homemade Wooden Luge Track Launches Teen To Sochi

Tue, 2014-01-28 13:00

When Tucker West was 6, his father built an 800-foot-long luge track in their backyard. Now, at 18, West is the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic luge team.

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A Chinese Company Brings Hope To Former GM Workers In Ohio

Tue, 2014-01-28 12:58

For years, industrial cities across the U.S. have watched factories pack up and leave, taking their operations to Mexico or China. But recently a Chinese auto glass maker announced plans to bring new life to a former General Motors plant near Dayton, Ohio.

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Illinois Train Conductor's Challenge: Keep The Beer From Freezing

Tue, 2014-01-28 12:01

In extreme cold, beer is particularly vulnerable when it's waiting to go into "the beer house." The bottles and cans are fairly safe as long as the cars they're in are kept moving, a train conductor says.

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China Is Poised To Force 'Times' Reporter Out Of Country

Tue, 2014-01-28 11:07

The development comes despite objections from Vice President Joe Biden, who has urged senior officials in Beijing not to punish U.S. journalists with de facto expulsion. China has not granted a request for a new visa that was made last summer.

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No, Queen Elizabeth Is Not Down To Her 'Last Million'

Tue, 2014-01-28 10:52

She's not going to be a pauper anytime soon. Yes, the royal household has drawn down its rainy day fund. But the queen is still worth about $500 million — not counting the billions more in assets that belong to the crown estate.

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Sushi Chefs Aren't Feeling California's New Glove Law

Tue, 2014-01-28 10:46

The new law aimed at improving food safety requires chefs and others who handle raw food in restaurants to wear gloves. Sushi chefs say it takes the feel out of hands-on sushi.

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Top Moments In State Of The Union History

Tue, 2014-01-28 10:34

When was the first State of the Union delivered? Did every president give one? Who delivered the "Four Freedoms" speech? Find out here.

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