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Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries

Sun, 2014-06-22 23:29

Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.

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How A Woman's Plan To Kill Herself Helped Her Family Grieve

Sun, 2014-06-22 23:27

After a suicide, family members are often devastated. Depression rates are much higher than when a loved one dies naturally. But Sandy Bem's family says her approach to suicide helped them mourn.

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Kerry Confronts Threat Of New War In Iraq

Sun, 2014-06-22 22:57

Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country.

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Congress Keeping Close Watch On Obama's Plans In Iraq

Sun, 2014-06-22 13:43

President Obama has said that the U.S. is prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq to confront insurgents and that he will consult Congress. But he's said nothing about seeking its approval.

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Puma's Pink And Blue Cleats Make A Bold Play At The World Cup

Sun, 2014-06-22 13:09

Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.

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Georgia's New Pro-Gun Law Triggers Confusion For Some Residents

Sun, 2014-06-22 12:30

Starting July 1, the state's licensed gun owners will be able to carry their firearms into some schools, bars, churches and libraries. But there's uncertainty over how, exactly, the new law will work.

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In A Stunning Finish, Portugal Ties U.S.

Sun, 2014-06-22 09:53

The U.S. had the lead with 30 seconds left in the game. Portugal scored and crushed the Americans' opportunity to advance, without worrying about a third game with Germany.

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The Rockies' Very Bad Day: When A Wild Pitch Clears The Bases

Sun, 2014-06-22 08:26

The Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of some sloppy play by the Colorado Rockies. It was arguably one of the worst defensive plays of the season.

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Shortage Of Saline Solution Has Hospitals On Edge

Sun, 2014-06-22 07:34

Saline, used to clean wounds and treat dehydration, is a critical medical supply. But lately there hasn't been enough of it, and drugmakers say they won't be able to meet demand until next year.

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The Runner-Up Religions Of America

Sun, 2014-06-22 07:11

One nation under God, with many different religious traditions.

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Quebec Police Capture 3 Inmates Who Escaped Using Helicopter

Sun, 2014-06-22 07:02

The three men, charged with murder and drug trafficking, were captured in a luxury condo in Montreal. The suspects escaped June 7.

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Video: Caught In Crossfire As ISIS Claims More Iraqi Cities

Sun, 2014-06-22 05:35

The Sunni group has taken over four western Iraqi towns since Friday. A BBC crew captured the scene when militants opened fire.

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In Cairo, Kerry Says U.S. Is Not Responsible For Iraq's Current Crisis

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:14

In the first leg of a trip through the Mideast, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Egypt's new president, but Iraq will be a major subject discussion.

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In LA, Barbers Cut Hair And Check Blood Pressure

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

A Los Angeles doctor is training barbers to check their customers for high blood pressure. He's targeting the social hubs for black men because of the health risks associated with hypertension.

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Verdict Due Monday For 3 Al Jazeera Journalists In Cairo

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

An Egyptian court will issue a verdict Monday in the case of three journalists who have been in jail for months. Correspondent Leila Fadel talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the controversial case.

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Tensions Rise As Afghan Candidate Rejects Election Results

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Before the results are even in, Abdullah Abdullah says he won't recognize the outcome of Afghan's presidential election. The one-time front-runner risks pushing the country into political crisis.

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Sexual Harrassment, Abuse Systemic In Modeling World

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

Charges of harassment and abuse against major players in the fashion world have put the industry under scrutiny. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to model Sara Ziff, who founded a nonprofit to protect models.

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As Iraq-Syria Borders Blur, Fears Of A Wider Mideast War Grow

Sun, 2014-06-22 04:00

As Sunni fighters gain more territory, the entire region faces the prospect of a wider conflict. Correspondent Peter Kenyon gives NPR's Lynn Neary an update on the situation in neighboring countries.

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U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

Sun, 2014-06-22 03:27

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

Sun, 2014-06-22 01:00

Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.

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