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GOP Seeks Reduction In Health Law's 10 Essential Benefits

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:04am

The woman set to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told senators that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. Other services could be cut entirely.

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Songs We Love: Slow Dancer, 'Don't Believe'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:00am

Simon Okely's soulful serenade to a detached lover betrays his influences in its smooth '70s sound. The accompanying video is a retro haze of mom jeans and disco balls.

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A Student's Perspective On Mississippi: Beautiful, Engulfing And Sometimes Enraging

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:00am

In 1962, the University of Mississippi was at the heart of the desegregation battle. More than 50 years later, a junior on campus talks race, belonging and his sense of pride in Mississippi.

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Cannibalism: It's 'Perfectly Natural,' A New Scientific History Argues

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:00am

It's gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there's a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?

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Faces Of NPR: Adam Cole

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:25am

An Inside Look into NPR's Science Desk Reporter and Producer, Adam Cole.

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Listen: Dirty Projectors' Warped New Album Drops Early

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:17am

The band originally planned to release its self-titled album on Feb. 24, but decided to stream it live Tuesday after David Longstreth tweeted everyone had waited "long enough."

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Songs We Love: Don Bryant, 'How Do I Get There'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:00am

In a gospel lamentation, the 74-year-old Memphis soul singer invites us to take solace in the faith that a better world is attainable.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:00am

Hear some of the tracks that form the bedrock of the show's popular 'round-the-clock Celtic roots-music channel. Selections include music by Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac.

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North Korean Diplomat Joins List Of Suspects In Kim Jong Nam's Death

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 6:53am

It's the latest twist in the inquiry into the killing of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who died 10 days ago shortly after being approached by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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Adolescence Isn't The Only Horror In 'The Mercy Of The Tide'

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 6:00am

Zinemaker and designer Keith Rosson's debut novel is set in a small Oregon town in the 1980s, where the rain pours down, jellyfish rot on the beach — and a strange supernatural force is on the move.

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Egypt's Beloved Koshary Is A Modern Mystery In An Ancient Cuisine

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 6:00am

Widely considered the national dish, no one knows quite where it came from. But you can find this flavorful carb-packed treat anywhere from mama's kitchen to food carts and elaborate eateries.

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In Police Report, Tom Brady Says Missing Jersey Is Worth $500,000

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:56am

The quarterback for the New England Patriots says someone stole his jersey after the team's Super Bowl win. Investigators in Houston are working to determine who was in the locker room at the time.

Copyright Kerfuffle Contributes To More Bulgarian Radio Listeners

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:37am

The fee Bulgarian National Radio pays to air popular music quadrupled. So it started to play older songs whose copyrights had lapsed. Listenership is up 20 percent.

What Is CPAC? A Room That Didn't Always Love Trump, But Owes Him A Lot

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:00am

The annual Conservative Political Action Conference will welcome President Trump at the end of this week, but the conservative gathering has been skeptical of his worthiness in their circle.

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What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 5:00am

Replacing "alternative facts" with a footnoted, neutral point of view. Some professors say students work harder knowing their research will have a broad audience.

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Threat Of Obamacare Repeal Leaves Community Health Centers In Limbo

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:33am

These clinics have long provided health care to low-income patients, and enjoyed expansion under the Affordable Care Act. With repeal looming, the centers' doctors worry about what's next.

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U.S. Rep. O'Rourke To Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

As President Trump announces new policies aimed at illegal immigrants, Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is making a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Muslim-Led Fundraiser To Help Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Be Repaired

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

After an anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Muslim activists helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help repair the vandalism. Steve Inskeep reports.

NBA Teams Enjoy 1 More Day Off Before All-Star Break Ends

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Over the weekend, the NBA held its all-star game — which is the traditional mid-season break. In reality, the regular season already is two-thirds over. It's now a sprint to the finish.

Muslim Leader In Nigeria To Propose Law Banning Polygamy

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:06am

Nigeria's Muslim leader says he is working with Islamic scholars to draft a law banning poor men from engaging in polygamy. He says there is a connection between polygamy, poverty and terrorism.

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