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Cataloging The World's Endangered Foods With 'The Ark Of Taste'

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:20am

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst attended a conference bringing attention to the disappearing varieties of global foods and food products.

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Lousiana Republican Under Fire For Reported Appearance At White Supremacist Event

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:10am

A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says, "He has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group in question."

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Ebola Survivor: Faith And Oral Rehydration Salts Got Her Through

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:06am

It was "the worst news that I can hear in my life," says Dr. Ada Igonoh. She had Ebola. Her husband said she looked like a zombie. She wondered: "What's the cure for a disease that has no cure?"

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Hospitals Win In States That Chose To Expand Medicaid

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:58am

In negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to cuts in federal payments for uncompensated care in the expectation that millions of people would get Medicaid coverage.

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Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:36am

The Orthodox church may not like it, but the powerful government is pushing family planning.

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Report: Number Of Police Officers Killed Spikes In 2014

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:33am

In total, 126 officers were killed in 2014, a 24 percent increase from the 102 killed in 2013. The report also found that "ambush-style" attacks increased.

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Russian Opposition Figure Alexei Navalny Handed Suspended Sentence

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:25am

A court in Moscow found Navalny guilty on fraud charges, and handed him a suspended prison sentence of 3 ½ years. But the court sent his brother Oleg Navalny to prison for the same period.

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The 'NPR Grammar Hall Of Shame' Opens With 'I' And 'Me'

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:23am

NPR's audience submitted more than 270 nominees for "most misused word or phrase." No. 1: Using "me" when it should be "I," or "I" when it should be "me." Can you use them correctly? Try our quiz.

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In 'Huckleberry Finn,' A History In Echoes

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:50am

Andrew Levy's searching book adds to, and comments on, the considerable scholarship surrounding an widely read and widely challenged American classic.

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Pakistan Detains Suspect In Mumbai Attack A Day After His Ordered Release

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:42am

Police registered an unrelated kidnapping case against Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. He is believed to have been the operational chief of a group blamed for the deadly 2008 attack on Mumbai.

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10 Favorite Metal Albums Of 2014

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:13am

In 2014, metal still believes in traditions and keeps the faith, but recognizes that evolution is inevitable — with some of its defenders kicking and screaming.

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Viking's Choice: The Year In The Loud And The Weird

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:00am

In 2014, two monoliths of heavy music found a new way to be heavy, a Thai psych band made one of the most transcendent records of the year and three dudes in body paint channeled King Crimson.

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Should Parental Connections Provide A Leg Up In College Admissions?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 7:44am

Recent lawsuits have targeted affirmative action policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, but they also go after another admissions preference: letting in the children of alumni.

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