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The Distracting Problem With The Term 'Disruption'

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

Audie Cornish speaks to journalist Kevin Roose about the use of the term "disruption" in the tech industry.

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Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.

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Senate Set To Vote On Surgeon General Nominee

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

After months of delay, the Senate is poised to approve President Obama's choice to be the next surgeon general, Vivek Murthy. NPR's Mara Liasson tells us about Murthy and the controversy.

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From Water Cutoffs To An Art Scare, Detroit Has A Tumultuous Year

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:34

Detroit has officially emerged from the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. But 2014, which included a trial over the city's plan to shed $7 billion in debt, changed the very fabric of the city.

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Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:26

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-donut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.

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Tennessee Governor Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:20

Following the lead of other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.

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To Get To The Bottom Of Your Microbiome, Start With A Swab Of Poo

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:58

To find helpful patterns in personal microbe populations, scientists also need to gather a long list of information about the people who serve as homes for the microscopic critters.

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Supreme Court Rules Traffic Stop OK Despite Misunderstanding Of Law

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:16

The court has upheld a cocaine conviction that began when police stopped a car with just one brake light, even though state law in North Carolina requires only one brake lamp.

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Search Is On For Gunman Who Left 6 Dead Near Philadelphia

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:16

Officials say the gunman is Bradley William Stone, 35, who also left three people wounded. The victims are all related to Stone, officials say.

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A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:07

Around the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.

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Denmark Claims Part Of The Arctic, Including The North Pole

Mon, 2014-12-15 09:39

The region claimed is more than the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined. The energy-rich Arctic is also contested by Canada, Russia, Norway and the U.S. A U.N. panel will study the Danish claim.

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Endless Ebola Endemic? That's The 'Risk We Face Now,' CDC Says

Mon, 2014-12-15 09:03

Dr. Thomas Frieden visits West Africa this week to assess the fight against Ebola. His goal? Figure out how to keep the disease from turning into a permanent problem.

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Armchair Socialists Who Don't Sit — And Other BMJ Christmas Articles

Mon, 2014-12-15 08:07

Researchers found armchair socialists — and their right-wing counterparts — were more physically active than centrists. Another tongue-in-cheek study in the journal concluded that men are idiots.

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Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny

Mon, 2014-12-15 08:00

In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.

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Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

Mon, 2014-12-15 07:01

Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.

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From Australia To France, Another Bad Day For Uber

Mon, 2014-12-15 06:50

Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.

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Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

Mon, 2014-12-15 06:23

Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now," Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.

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Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer

Mon, 2014-12-15 05:46

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 9 families, alleges the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should have never been sold to the public, because it is a military weapon.

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'Half-Asian'? 'Half-White'? No — 'Hapa'

Mon, 2014-12-15 05:37

Code Switch contributor Alex Laughlin explores the nuance and meaning of an increasingly popular identifier.

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Rare Northern White Rhino Dies At San Diego Zoo

Mon, 2014-12-15 04:12

Now, only five remain in the world. Angalifu was thought to be 44 years old. He died of old age.

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