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Democrats Tackle Politics Of Income Inequality

Mon, 2014-01-06 14:24

Their embrace of the issue, which includes minimum wage and unemployment insurance legislation, has drawn push back from the GOP. Republicans say the efforts are politically motivated and designed to distract from problems with the health care law.

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4 Lessons From Liz Cheney's Ill-Fated Senate Run

Mon, 2014-01-06 14:02

Even before family health issues arose, Cheney's campaign appeared to face dim prospects in the Wyoming GOP primary against Sen. Mike Enzi. One lesson from her now-ended bid: A famous political name only gets you so far.

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How Much Does A New Hip Cost? Even The Surgeon Doesn't Know

Mon, 2014-01-06 13:46

Medicare spends about $20 billion each year on implanted medical devices. Nearly half of the total goes for orthopedic surgery. Yet doctors who were surveyed about implant prices could only accurately estimate the prices about one-fifth of the time.

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Foul Weather In Britain Linked To U.S. 'Polar Vortex'

Mon, 2014-01-06 13:36

The southwestern U.K. is getting slammed by huge waves whipped up by 70 mph winds accompanying a low-pressure system sweeping in from the Atlantic.

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Don't Just Shiver, Here Are 3 Cold-Weather Experiments To Try

Mon, 2014-01-06 13:29

With weather this cold, you could make an instant Slurpee and "snow" from boiling water.

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How I Almost Got Arrested With A South Sudanese Ex-Minister

Mon, 2014-01-06 13:22

A dozen war heroes from South Sudan's long struggle for independence are now accused of launching a coup to overthrow the democracy they helped create. One of them, Peter Adwok Nyaba, was telling NPR's Gregory Warner about the political roots of the conflict when police came for him.

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Sandwich Monday: The Ignatius R

Mon, 2014-01-06 12:54

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we brave the record-breakingly cold streets of Chicago to try the Ignatius R, a record-breakingly enormous sandwich from Jerry's Sandwiches. It's a potato bun wrapped around pretty much everything you can imagine.

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Looks Like The Paleo Diet Wasn't Always So Hot For Ancient Teeth

Mon, 2014-01-06 12:22

When hunter-gatherers started adding grains and starches to their diet, it brought about the "age of cavities." At least, that's what a lot of people thought. But it turns out that even before agriculture, what hunter-gatherers ate could rot their teeth. The problem: At least some of these ancients had a thing for acorns.

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Frostbite Tips For Novices: Skip Whiskey And Shed Your Rings

Mon, 2014-01-06 12:08

Frostbite isn't on most people's health worry lists. But this week it's a concern for millions of people who live in places that don't usually contend with serious risk of cold injuries. Extremities can be affected by frostbite even when bundled up.

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Deadly Violence Mars Elections In Bangladesh

Mon, 2014-01-06 11:02

More than a dozen people reportedly were killed, including an election officer who was beaten to death, and scores of polling stations were firebombed. The ruling Awami League won in a walk-away after the main opposition party boycotted the vote.

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Last Game Is Finally Here: BCS May Go Out With A Bang

Mon, 2014-01-06 10:42

If pregame predictions come true, Monday night's game between Auburn and Florida State could be a high-scoring affair. There are other compelling story lines, as well: Will Auburn pull off another miracle finish? Will Florida State's Jameis Winston add a championship to his trophy collection?

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Ending 20-Year Era, Boston Welcomes A New Mayor

Mon, 2014-01-06 10:25

Thomas Menino, 71, left a job he had held since 1993. And Marty Walsh was sworn in as the city's new mayor.

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Stories To Watch In 2014

Mon, 2014-01-06 09:36

Host Michel Martin and guests talk about stories to watch out for in 2014. She hears from Jason Johnson, political science professor at Hiram College, Julio Ricardo Varela of the blog Latino Rebels, and Brendan Costello, co-host of radio's The Largest Minority.

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Dennis Rodman: North Korea Is 'Not That Bad'

Mon, 2014-01-06 09:16

Rodman is scheduled to play a friendly game against a North Korean team on Jan. 8 to celebrate the birthday of North Korea's supreme leader, Kim Jong Un.

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'Jihad Jane' Gets 10 Years In Prison

Mon, 2014-01-06 09:14

Colleen LaRose dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" as she used the Web to recruit others for violent attacks. She was found guilty of being part of a failed plan to murder a Swedish artist. Because she cooperated with investigators, LaRose got less than the potential life sentence she faced.

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Story That Kim Jong Un Fed Uncle To Dogs Was Probably Satire

Mon, 2014-01-06 08:37

The story appears to be false because it originated with a satirical post on a Chinese microblogging site. The post was picked up by a Hong Kong newspaper and then reported as fact around the world.

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Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages In Utah

Mon, 2014-01-06 08:28

The order puts marriages on hold until an appeal is decided by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Utah has been allowing same-sex marriages since Dec. 20.

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Missing N.Y. Man Found In D.C., Thanks To AP Photograph

Mon, 2014-01-06 08:11

Nicholas Simmons, 20, hadn't been seen since New Year's Day. On Sunday, USA Today published a photo of him. The young man was in Washington, D.C., trying to keep warm on a steam grate. His family saw the picture. With help from the newspaper, an AP photographer and police, their loved one was found.

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Was Luck's TD The Most Amazing Moment Of A Wild NFL Weekend?

Mon, 2014-01-06 07:01

Watch the replay as Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck scoops up a fumble and stretches across the goal line against Kansas City. During a weekend of four close games in which three weren't settled until the last minute, was that the highlight of highlights?

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German Chancellor Merkel Fractures Hip In Skiing Accident

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:57

Angela Merkel suffered the injury while cross-country skiing in the Swiss Alps. She didn't realize she had a fractured hip until she returned to Berlin.

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