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Medicare Frequently Overpays Doctors For Patients' Visits

Thu, 2014-05-29 08:34

The agency that runs Medicare said it doesn't plan to review the billings of doctors who almost always charge for the most expensive visits because it isn't cost-effective to do so.

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LeBron James And Lance Stephenson Share Odd And Quiet Moment In NBA Game

Thu, 2014-05-29 08:33

There are many ways to psych out an opponent. The Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson went the unconventional route last night, softly blowing into LeBron James' ear.

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With Swift, Quiet Moves, Nigerian Group Limits Religious Violence

Thu, 2014-05-29 08:29

The town of Jos has been the scene of widespread Muslim-Christian killings for years. One group is now working — with some apparent success — to keep the violence from spiraling out of control.

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Google's White Male-Heavy Staff Underlines Tech's Diversity Problem

Thu, 2014-05-29 08:28

After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.

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'Belle': Romance, Race And Slavery With Jane Austen Style

Thu, 2014-05-29 08:17

After the success of movies about the brutality of slavery, the film Belle brings a whole new perspective. Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talks about her role as a mixed-race 18th century heroine.

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Doctors Say They Would Shun Aggressive Treatment When Near Death

Thu, 2014-05-29 07:22

There's a big difference between the kind of death doctors say they want and the care the average person receives at the end of life. Doctors want less rather than more.

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Former Army Chief Cruises To Win In Egypt's Presidential Election

Thu, 2014-05-29 06:52

Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi "won by more than a landslide, taking at least 93 percent of the vote," reports NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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Downed Ukraine Helicopter Had General On Board; 14 Die In Attack

Thu, 2014-05-29 06:15

Militants in Ukraine shot down a military helicopter near the eastern city of Slovyansk Wednesday, killing 14 soldiers that included an Army general.

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U.S. GDP Fell 1 Percent; First Drop In 3 Years

Thu, 2014-05-29 05:40

Government analysts blame the first-quarter slump on "a significant decline in inventory investment," especially among car dealerships. Jobless claims fell by 27,000 last week, to 300,000.

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You Can Thank 150 Different Compounds For The Sweet Smell Of Bacon

Thu, 2014-05-29 05:22

The smell of frying bacon can rouse us from the deepest sleep. If you've ever wondered why, and how that works chemically, the American Chemical Society has a video for you.

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'Oh My Jesus!': Gun Violence Interview Gets Up-Close Example

Thu, 2014-05-29 04:55

An interview about guns in Chicago was derailed Wednesday when a burst of gunfire erupted down the street from where NPR's David Schaper was talking with a community activist.

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Judge Halts Ohio Executions, Citing Drug Controversy

Thu, 2014-05-29 03:31

A federal judge has put Ohio's next two scheduled executions on hold, months after an inmate took more than 20 minutes to die in an execution in the state.

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Search For Flight MH370 Black Boxes Ends; 'Pings' In Dispute

Thu, 2014-05-29 03:10

Search and salvage teams will now assess where they should look next for the jet's remains, after Australian agency says the search area "can now be discounted as the final resting place of MH370."

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Transcript And Audio: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Thu, 2014-05-29 01:02

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed President Obama on Wednesday about foreign policy, including his approaches to Syria, Ukraine and China, as well as his effort to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

Thu, 2014-05-29 01:01

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counterterrorism rather than large-scale military operations.

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Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community

Wed, 2014-05-28 23:06

Police had been called before to the home of the Gulf War veteran, who had been diagnosed with mental illness. But on Jan. 25, he was shot and killed, and his family is suing for wrongful death.

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Shooting Of Sikh Army Veteran Divides Community

Wed, 2014-05-28 23:06

In late January, police officers in Lodi, Calif. shot and killed a Sikh-American Army veteran who was mentally ill. The shooting left many unanswered questions and divided the local Sikh community.

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The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

Wed, 2014-05-28 22:57

Mental health programs are getting extra attention after the killing spree in California. A law in the state lets authorities require people to get treatment. But it's not clear that it will help.

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10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

Wed, 2014-05-28 17:02

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.

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Holder Urges Prosecutors To Back Criminal Justice Changes

Wed, 2014-05-28 16:43

At a closed-door conference, the attorney general made his case for reducing some drug sentences and opening up the clemency process.

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