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Family Planning In Senegal: Which Imam Do You Listen To?

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:31

In the village of Mereto, one imam is in favor of family planning while the other is not. Ngour Sen and his two wives, with a total of 11 children, knew which leader's advice they wanted to follow.

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Texted Reminders Help Parents Get Kids In For Flu Shots

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:30

It's hard enough to get kids in for one flu shot, let alone two. But when parents got texts that explained why the child needed a second dose, they were much more likely to get the job done.

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Looking To 2015, Economists See Five Reasons To Celebrate

Mon, 2014-12-29 05:54

Economists' forecasts for 2015 have gotten even more optimistic as oil prices have declined. Most now say inflation will remain low as hiring strengthens. That should lead to more consumer spending.

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As Night Falls, Still No Signs Of Missing AirAsia Airplane

Mon, 2014-12-29 05:35

As the search for the missing airliner entered its second day, Indonesia's vice president said he feared the worst may have happened. Authorities said, the search are would be expanded on Tuesday.

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5 Dead, Scores Still Stranded Aboard Burning Greek Ferry

Mon, 2014-12-29 02:46

Monday morning, rescue crews continued to airlift survivors to safety. Video from a coast guard helicopter showed a black plume of smoke billowing from the vessel.

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Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Mon, 2014-12-29 01:02

Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.

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Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

Mon, 2014-12-29 01:01

The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.

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Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

Mon, 2014-12-29 01:00

President Obama begins his administration's final phase the way he began several others: recovering from disaster, in this case the loss of the Senate. He's striving to show he won't be a lame duck.

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First Survivors Rescued From Burning Greek Ferry Arrive In Italy

Mon, 2014-12-29 00:50

Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in frigid temperatures and rough seas between Italy and Albania.

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Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

Sun, 2014-12-28 23:36

Quick treatment with Narcan can save a life after an overdose of heroin or opioid pain pills. The year 2014 saw more cops, drug users and their families carrying Narcan "rescue kits."

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Ladies Lead Whiskey Renaissance As Distillers And New Tipplers

Sun, 2014-12-28 23:16

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.

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Road Salt Contributes To Toxic Chemical Levels In Streams

Sun, 2014-12-28 22:39

One of the primary tools that U.S. transportation departments count on to keep roads safe is road salt. But that's meant rising levels of chloride in many northern streams.

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Search Resumes For Missing AirAsia Flight With 162 Aboard

Sun, 2014-12-28 15:07

Flight QZ8501, traveling from Indonesia to Singapore, lost contact with air traffic control Sunday morning. The search for the plane was suspended for the night, but resumed at dawn.

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Saved By A Bad Taste, The Last 'Radium Girl' Dies At 107

Sun, 2014-12-28 13:36

In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Most died within a few years, but Mae Keane quit, and survived.

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Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth

Sun, 2014-12-28 13:22

Until the early '90s, young children often weren't tested for hearing loss until they had already missed out on a critical period for learning language. Dr. Marion Downs was determined to change that.

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Pope John Paul II's Would-Be Assassin Lays Roses At His Tomb

Sun, 2014-12-28 11:53

In 1981, Mehmet Ali Ağca shot the pontiff twice at close range as the pope's open motorcade passed through St. Peter's Square. He was jailed for three decades before his release in 2010.

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Thousands Of Motorists Stranded By Snow In French Alps

Sun, 2014-12-28 10:44

People have been unable to move for two days due to heavy snow and ice on the road to and from major ski resorts in the Savoie region.

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Which World Leader Had The Best And The Worst Year In 2014?

Sun, 2014-12-28 09:51

Vladimir Putin got off to a great start, then it all turned sour. Bashar Assad looks to be better positioned today than back in January. Perhaps the pope had the best year of all.

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Iranian General Reportedly Killed By ISIS Sniper In Northern Iraq

Sun, 2014-12-28 07:36

Brigadier Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a veteran of the brutal Iran-Iraq was in the 1980s, was killed while training Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen, Iran says.

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Ceremony In Afghanistan Officially Ends America's Longest War

Sun, 2014-12-28 05:43

While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ended, 13,500 will remain in support roles.

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