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The Teen Who Didn't Make It — And The Nurses He Moved Along The Way

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:30am

Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman worked as flight nurses for years. But it's the memory of one patient in particular, and his mom, that reminds them daily: "We're taking care of somebody's family."

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In The Heat Of The Moment, Drones Are Getting In The Way Of Firefighters

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:23am

At least five times this summer, firefighting pilots have been grounded because of drones nearby. With wildfires blazing, officials are trying to figure out the best way to save space in the sky.

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In Helping Those With Disabilities, ADA Improves Access For All

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:19am

Take a tour through New York and you'll see how the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act is benefiting everyone.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:49am

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive against Islamic State forces.

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Struck By Lighting As A Kid, A Lottery Winner As An Adult

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:43am

As a youth, Canadian Peter McCathie had the extreme bad luck of being hit by lightening. As an adult, he had the extreme good fortune of winning a million dollars in a lottery.

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Things Not To Pack When Flying: Smoke Grenades, Bottle Rockets, Knives

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:39am

Mitchell Crawford had them all in his luggage when he arrived at the airport in Baltimore. He said he just wanted them for a camping trip.

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House Bill Would Cut Off Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:11am

The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.

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At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:11am

It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.

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In Financial Disclosure, Trump Puts His Fortune At $10 Billion

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:11am

The Federal Election Commission has released the personal financial disclosure of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Trump claims to have a $10 billion fortune.

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First Listen: Ashley Monroe, 'The Blade'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:11am

Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers of NPR Music talk about the new album from Ashley Monroe called "The Blade."

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The Associated Press Puts Its Vast Archive On YouTube

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:11am

The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.

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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:11am

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.

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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:11am

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

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Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:04am

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.

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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:02am

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:38am

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He's worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.

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Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:30am

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.

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'Close Up Baltimore' Tells Stories Of The City, One Portrait At A Time

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:25am

Inspired by the popular Humans of New York blog, a photographer is aiming to take 200 portraits of his fellow Baltimore residents.

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Follow the Leader: Drones Learn To Behave In Swarms

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:21am

Unmanned aerial vehicles can sound like a swarm of bees with a relentless buzzing noise. Now, drones can act like one as dozens are programmed to soar and work together.

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Younger Adults with Alzheimer's Are Key to Drug Search

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:47am

A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.

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