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Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

1 hour 6 min ago

A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?

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Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

1 hour 6 min ago

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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NPR Presents Michel Martin: Chartered Waters

1 hour 14 min ago

NPR's Michel Martin is headed to New Orleans, to examine how the New Orleans school system is reinventing itself, ten years after the flood.

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Saudis Say Operation In Yemen Enters New Phase

1 hour 24 min ago

A military spokesman said the airstrikes were giving way to a period that would include diplomatic and political efforts, alongside military operations against the Shiite Houthi rebels.

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Supreme Court: Police May Not Detain Traffic Violators Longer Than Necessary

2 hours 1 min ago

Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said a traffic stop becomes "unlawful if it is prolonged beyond the time reasonably required to complete the mission of issuing a warning ticket."

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Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

2 hours 29 min ago

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.

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DEA Chief Expected To Step Down Amid Scandal

2 hours 35 min ago

Earlier this month, lawmakers said they had no confidence in Michele Leonhart after a watchdog agency found DEA agents cavorted with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels.

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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

3 hours 7 min ago

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

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In Pakistan Visit, China's President Announces $45B In Investment

3 hours 18 min ago

Up to $37 billion of that money will go toward the South Asian nation's electricity grid. But as NPR's Philip Reeves reports the challenge now is to make the projects happen.

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What A Bleeping Day: Reds Manager Takes Media To Task

3 hours 35 min ago

More than 80 profanities in under six minutes. That's the statistic baseball writers are talking about Tuesday, after Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price's tirade against the media.

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Tea, Tao and Tourists: China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

4 hours 6 min ago

One of China's five sacred mountains, Mount Hua is a lotus-shaped range of peaks and hub of Taoism. It has many harrowing paths to well-being — and to tea.

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How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

4 hours 37 min ago

For the first time, scientists have looked at the microbiome of an isolated Amazon tribe. The study finds that the Western lifestyle has wiped dozens of species out of American guts.

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On The High School Diploma: A 'Bilingual' Stamp Of Approval?

4 hours 57 min ago

Indiana may soon allow high school students to graduate with a 'seal of biliteracy.' Eight other states already do.

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Ex-Auschwitz Guard Says He Was 'Morally Complicit' In Atrocities

5 hours 13 min ago

But in his opening statement to a court in Germany, Oskar Groening, 93, said the judges must decide on his "criminal liability." He has been charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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Menaced By War, An Ancient Christian Village In Iraq Returns To Life

5 hours 48 min ago

When the Islamic State threatened al-Qosh last year, the village turned into a ghost town. The residents are now back, but say they remain worried about the future of Christians in the Middle East.

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

5 hours 54 min ago

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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N.Y. Judge Grants Legal Rights To 2 Research Chimps

6 hours 19 min ago

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe's order Monday grants two research chimps the writ of habeas corpus. The decision effectively recognizes chimps as legal persons.

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Captain In Deadly Migrant Boat Sinking Charged With Manslaughter

6 hours 37 min ago

The captain and a crew member are among the boat's 28 survivors; the U.N. says more than 800 would-be migrants died after cramming themselves onto the 66-foot boat.

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Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

8 hours 40 min ago

The CDC has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."

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What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

9 hours 57 min ago

Michel Martin is hosting a conversation about education in New Orleans, ten years after Hurricane Katrina sparked a transformation of public schools there. Add your voice at #NOLASCHOOLS.

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