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Sen. Hasson On President Trump Ending Obamacare Subsidies

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

Trump this week ended subsidies to health insurance companies. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how this will impact the Affordable Care Act.

In 'Beside Bowie,' Sideman Mick Ronson Takes The Foreground

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

A new documentary argues that David Bowie might not have become the global megastar we knew were it not for his partnership with guitarist, producer and arranger Mick Ronson.

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'The Chef And The Slow Cooker': An Old Technology That's Newly Relevant

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

Chef Hugh Acheson's new book contains more than 100 recipes for the workhorse kitchen tool of convenience. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."

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'I Take The Long Way Going Everywhere': Travis Meadows On Learning To Be Human Again

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

The country artist has battled addiction and cancer, been a missionary and a lapsed Christian. He speaks with Scott Simon about his latest album, First Cigarette.

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When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:57am

One small school district in New Hampshire was performing at the bottom of the state when it came to standardized tests and graduation rates. Then, leaders totally changed the way teachers taught.

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Trump Pushes Obamacare To Detonation, Forges Path Away From GOP, Democrats

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:00am

After three failed attempts at passing GOP health plans, President Trump appears to be trying to negotiate with Democrats by showing he's willing to facilitate the Affordable Care Act's collapse.

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A School For Kids With Autism Copes With Fire's Physical And Emotional Damage

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:00am

Dealing with a fire or other natural disaster is hard on anyone, from evacuation to aftermath. And people with physical or developmental disabilities have particular needs, say emergency planners.

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U.S. Slashes Funds For Family Planning In Madagascar

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:00am

The Trump administration has cut off funding to international groups that perform or promote abortion. That could mean a shutdown of family planning clinics in the African island.

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For October: 3 Romance Heroes Who Bare It All

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:00am

There's one thing romance heroes have in common — whether a duke, a workaholic billionaire or reality TV hunk: They look really good with their shirts off. Here are three of our favorites this month.

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To Save Her Children, She Pretended To Be Crazy

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 6:00am

Zainabu Hamayaji went to extraordinary lengths to protect her 10 children from being abducted by Boko Haram.

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of 'Missing' Educators; A Hundred Thousand Homeless Students

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:52am

Plus, a 48 percent graduation rate at some of the for-profit and virtual schools often touted by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

This Boy Scout Welcomes Girls To His Troop

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:16am

The Boy Scouts of America announced that starting next year, it will welcome girls into some of its programs. At least one Scout believes that welcoming girls is friendly, courteous and kind.

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New Rule On Moral Objections To Contraception Aimed At 2 Groups

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 5:00am

The administration's decision to allow some employers to bypass a requirement to provide no-cost contraceptives to women on moral grounds would benefit specific anti-abortion groups.

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Syracuse Field Goal Disrupts Clemson's Aim For A Perfect Season

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 2:26am

Going into the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., the Clemson Tigers had won 12 consecutive games on the opponent's home field. The streak stopped Friday night after the Orange beat them 27-24.

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Episode 800: North Korea's Capitalists

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:57pm

Capitalism isn't supposed to exist in North Korea. But small businesses are popping up, growing the nation's economy. And much of that money is going straight to the country's nuclear program.

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California Fire Officials Begin To Express Optimism About Battling Wildfires

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 7:42pm

Despite a rising death toll, authorities say "boots on the ground" are showing results in fighting the deadly wildfires.

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Undocumented Teen Held In Texas Is At The Heart Of An Abortion Fight

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:54pm

The unaccompanied minor from Central America, 17, has not been allowed to leave her federal shelter to get the procedure. The ACLU has sued, calling it unprecedented, unconstitutional and inhumane.

Jeremy, The Lonely, Left-Twisting Snail, Dies — But Knows Love Before The End

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:46pm

OK, "love" might be overstating it. But the little lefty — whose seemingly hopeless search for a mate sparked an international quest — did manage to procreate before he slithered off this mortal coil.

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Trump Threatened To Kill The Iran Nuclear Deal. But The Deal Wins — For Now

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:08pm

For all his denunciations of the Iran nuclear deal, the president passed up on a chance to exit from it. While the deal stays in place for now, plenty of questions remain about what might happen next.

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New York District Attorney On The Defense Over Handling Of Weinstein Allegations

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:44pm

Cyrus Vance Jr. decided not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite an undercover audiotape of the movie mogul harassing an Italian model. Now Vance is under scrutiny over his handling of the case.

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