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Skinny Jeans Land Australian Women In The Hospital

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:50am

The woman suffered nerve and muscle damage after wearing super-skinny jeans. She couldn't walk and was hospitalized. She recovered from her wardrobe malfunction.

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Authorities Find Items Linked To New York Prison Escapees

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

New York State Police say they have found physical evidence in a hunting cabin that they have tied to the two prison escapees in northern New York state. Police have not revealed what the items are, but now say they have more to base their search on.

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Musicians Deny Requests To Allow Their Music To Be Streamed

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

Singer Taylor Swift fought Apple over the weekend, and seems to have won: The company will pay royalties to artists during the free trial period of its new music streaming service. But Swift isn't the only artist to stand up to big online services — you might be surprised who won't turn up in a search on Spotify or YouTube.

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Church Tragedy Inspires Many To Learn More About Charleston's History

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

Some academics, librarians and history students have been rallying around the hashtag Charleston Syllabus, suggesting readings that might help inform the public of some of the history behind recent events in Charleston, South Carolina. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report.

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Policy Study Alleged Shooters Whereabouts Before Charleston Church Shooting

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

Dylann Roof is said to have visited slave plantations and a Confederate history museum in the weeks before he allegedly penned a racist rant on a website. Roof is accused of killing nine African-Americans at a historic church in Charleston.

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S.C. Governor Asks State Lawmakers To Remove Confederate Flag From Capitol Grounds

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, following the shooting last week at the historic black church in Charleston. Nine people were killed.

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The Long And Divisive History Of The Confederate Flag

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to historian John Coski of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., about the history of the Confederate battle flag, and why it symbolizes so many different things.

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Anti-Austerity Greek Government Yields Ground At EU Summit

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

The Greek government has been given some time to work out a deal with its creditors. Eurozone and International Monetary Fund officials are scrutinizing the latest proposal.

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LA Council To Vote On Controversial Homeless Ordinances

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

The Los Angeles City Council is set to give final approval to 2 ordinances that would make it easier for police to clear homeless encampments. At the same time, homelessness is increasing.

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Examining Race-Based Admissions Bans On Medical Schools

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:02am

Researchers explored the effects of black and Latino graduation rates from medical school, following a ban on race conscious admissions policies in several states.

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The VA's Broken Promise To Thousands Of Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:00am

When the Pentagon revealed it secretly exposed enlisted men to mustard gas during WWII, VA officials promised disability benefits. But an NPR investigation finds that most were never contacted.

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How Fracking Is Fueling A Power Shift From Coal To Gas

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:49am

Driven by new regulations and fracking, more coal power plants are retiring for cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. But scientists have yet to work out the fossil fuel's imperfect climate footprint.

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Immortalized As 'The Woman In Gold,' How A Young Jew Became A Secular Icon

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:48am

Gustav Klimt's 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer was seized by the Nazis. A film now tells the story of Adele's niece, who fought to recover her family's paintings more than a half century later.

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China's Island-Building Has Neighbors On Edge, But Tensions May Be Easing

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:47am

In just 18 months, China has created more than 2,000 acres of new land where before there were just waves and reef, according to the U.S., which sees the work as a threat to regional stability.

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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:45am

For many Americans, an NPR poll suggests, walking is their most consistent exercise. But how much can a moderately paced walk really help your health?

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School Scrambles To Preserve Newly Discovered Chalkboards From 1917

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:44am

Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.

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Pickled Foods May Ease Anxiety, Research Suggests

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:29am

A study finds people who eat more pickles, sauerkraut or kimchi have less social anxiety. It's not clear if the food made people feel better, or if the people who felt better ate that food.

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66 Surfers On A Single Board Break Surfing Record

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 6:24am

In Huntington Beach, Calif., 66 surfers crammed onto one longboard and stood together for more than 10 seconds while riding a wave. Thousands cheering on the beach watched the record being broken.

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Report: Oklahoma Quakes Linked To Oil And Gas Wastewater

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Newly published research adds to a growing body of scientific evidence linking Oklahoma's exponential earthquake surge to wells used by the oil and gas industry. A paper by two Stanford geophysicists is clear: The 'vast majority' of the state's quakes occur in areas where oil companies are pumping massive amounts of waste fluid deep underground.

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Is The Racial Tolerance Of The Millennial Generation Overstated?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:59am

Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church last week, is 21. That makes him a millennial, the generation of Americans born between 1980 and 2000, that is often pointed to as a harbinger of America's future racial diversity and tolerance. But is the racial tolerance of the Millennial generation a myth?

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