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Janet Yellen is being nominated as the new Federal Reserve chief. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax talks about what this news means.

Native American tribes often rely on their relationship with federal agencies to keep themselves afloat. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tara Gatewood, host of the public radio show Native America Today, about how the government shutdown affects Native Americans. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax also joins the conversation.

Sisters Nagwa, Dina and May had always been close — until now. The political crisis in Egypt has ripped apart their relationships. One sister believes the Muslim Brotherhood is destroying the country; the other two are committed Islamists. It's a domestic tragedy that is playing out across Egypt.

Native American tribes are giving casinos a makeover, hoping added amenities like spas, golf courses and luxury hotels will attract visitors. Still, these ventures make 80 to 90 percent of their revenue from gambling, and experts say getting people on the gaming floor is key.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is still in the lead in the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. But Tea Party favorite Steve Lonegan is mounting an unexpectedly strong challenge to the Democrat.

The treatment would allow doctors to replace the genetic glitches in one human egg with healthy DNA from a donor egg. Ethicists are concerned because any changes to eggs or sperm could be passed on for generations to come.

An estimated 278 people in multiple states have been sickened by an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken. Despite stories suggesting otherwise, USDA says its work on the outbreak hasn't been hampered by the federal government shutdown. CDC is calling back about 30 furloughed staffers to help with its response.

Scientists who do research in Antarctica have just learned that the shutdown will effectively cancel all of their planned fieldwork on the icy continent this year. All research activities not essential to human safety and the preservation of property will be stopped.

The shooting death of a young woman near the U.S. Capitol last week is raising questions about black women's access to mental health care. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with Dr. Annelle Primm, the American Psychiatric Association's Director of Minority and National Affairs.

Sergio Garcia passed the California bar exam four years ago. The bar granted Garcia a law license but then rescinded it because he was undocumented. Gov. Jerry Brown has since signed a measure into law that permits undocumented immigrants to be a licenses attorneys.

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