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Delivering Health Care To The Uninsured For $15 A Pop

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 12:30

How do you get dental care or new glasses when you don't have insurance and you live hours from medical facilities? Usually, you don't. A documentary tells the story of a group trying to change that.

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Liberian President's Ambitious Goal: No New Ebola Cases By Christmas

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 12:19

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf hopes to have no new Ebola cases by Dec. 25. But with the virus popping up in remote places and crossing over from neighboring countries, the battle is far from over.

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York & Fig: Perspectives on gentrification

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 12:15

Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk spent four and a half months in Los Angeles' Highland Park neighborhood to report on gentrification as it happens. The result is the the week-long project York & Fig.

As the series came to a close, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal returned to the Highland Park bureau to chat with three residents, old and new, about what gentrification means to them and how they've been effected by the area's changing demographics.

Vidal Reyna and Miki Jackson have lived in Highland Park for decades, and Erica Daking moved to the neighborhood three years ago and owns the vegan café Kitchen Mouse.  

EU Court Orders France To Compensate Somali Pirates

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:59

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that pirates, who hijacked two French vessels, should get up to 7,000 euros each because of a delay in producing them before a judge.

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Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:50

When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don't necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:38

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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81 years ago today, we repealed prohibition

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:00

On this date in 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, repealing prohibition.

So go ahead and have a beer. It's in the Constitution.

Greece Condemns British Museum For Lending Out Elgin Marbles

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:15

Athens has long demanded the return of the ancient sculptures it says were looted in the early 1800s from the Parthenon and other famous structures.

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Adapting to a changing neighborhood: Book Show

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09

Independent bookstore Book Show hosts readings, workshops, and performances in a changing community, LA's Highland Park neighborhood. The space is also home to Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders. How does this new business adapt to meet the needs of it's new home? Owner Jen Hitchcock spoke with Marketplace Weekend. 

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