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When It Comes To SPFs And Sunscreens, We're Still In The Dark

Wed, 2015-06-17 07:31

Changes in sunscreen labels designed to make them clearer don't seem to be doing the job, a survey finds. Less than one quarter of people knew that SPF value relates to preventing sunburns.

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Paul Ryan: TPP Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Wed, 2015-06-17 05:32

The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.

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Paul Ryan: Trade Deal Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Wed, 2015-06-17 05:32

The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.

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Honor System Exploited On Scottish Island That Had Been Crime-Free

Wed, 2015-06-17 05:05

Locals say it's the first theft on the island in decades. Items ranging from wool hats to candy and cosmetics were taken from a shop next to Canna's pier.

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Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Wed, 2015-06-17 04:21

When Donald Trump announced that he's running for president Tuesday, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.

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Tropical Storm Bill Pours More Rain On Drenched Texas

Wed, 2015-06-17 03:07

The storm is slowly moving northward, churning along a path through Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth and areas whose lakes and rivers have already been swollen with heavy rains in recent weeks.

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Documents Reveal Secret Legal Battle Over Medicare Overbilling

Wed, 2015-06-17 01:03

The federal government overpaid for nearly half of the patients of a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medicare audit found. At issue is whether insurers "upcode" diagnoses to reap bigger payments.

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Growing Concern Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

Wed, 2015-06-17 01:02

Regulators in the 23 states where medical or recreational marijuana is allowed are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don't ingest harmful pesticides.

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Scammers Turn To Caller ID 'Spoofing' To Pose As Police

Wed, 2015-06-17 00:48

There's a new kind of phone scam on the rise: fraudsters using fake numbers to pretend they're calling from the local police department. And there's little the real police can do about it.

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A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs

Wed, 2015-06-17 00:48

Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, is launching a $30 million project that he says will shake teacher education to its core.

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Golden State Warriors Bring Home Their First NBA Title In 40 Years

Tue, 2015-06-16 19:59

As in the previous two games, the thin-benched Cleveland Cavaliers are able to keep things close early before running out of gas, letting Stephen Curry and the Warriors cruise to the title.

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Updated Training Of Birth Control Counselors Boosts Use Of IUDs

Tue, 2015-06-16 17:35

And when the use of intrauterine devices and hormonal implants by young women goes up, the number of unplanned pregnancies sharply drops, researchers find.

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Data Hack Leads To Call For OPM Chief's Resignation

Tue, 2015-06-16 17:33

A lawmaker says the agency ignored recommendations that vulnerable OPM computers be shut down until they could be encrypted. The director notes some of the computers are too old to handle encryption.

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New York Man Accused Of Plotting To Explode Pressure Cooker Bombs

Tue, 2015-06-16 17:14

Munther Omar Saleh, 20, had been under surveillance, along with another man. Both were arrested Saturday and charged with planning to give material support to ISIS.

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People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

Tue, 2015-06-16 13:50

It's menstrual hygiene. The topic makes many folks uncomfortable. Yet in the developing world, it's a problem that keeps girls from going to school and playing in sports. Now things are changing.

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U.S. Women Take The Soccer Pitch Against Surprising Nigerian Team At The World Cup

Tue, 2015-06-16 13:12

The American women are favored to win but are going on to the next round regardless of the outcome. A win would ease their path toward the Cup.

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Nigerian Soccer Fans Really Know How To Have A Ball

Tue, 2015-06-16 12:27

The U.S. team, which plays Nigeria tonight at the Women's World Cup, is a tournament favorite. But Nigeria's funtastic fans deserve a cup of their own.

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Growing Up In Protected Americana, Hillary Clinton Looked Outside The Cocoon

Tue, 2015-06-16 12:22

Clinton never moved back to Park Ridge, Ill., but when she talks about the America she wants to build, you can hear hints of what that suburb was like in the 1950s.

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Amazon's 'Catastrophe' Isn't One — Unlike Some TV Rom-Coms

Tue, 2015-06-16 12:20

Amazon on Friday debuts Catastrophe, a comedy about an American man and Irish woman united by an unexpected pregnancy. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a wonderful, fresh vision of romance on TV.

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Of 4 Million Syrian Refugees, The U.S. Has Taken Fewer Than 1,000

Tue, 2015-06-16 12:12

The U.S has sent humanitarian aid to help Syrian civilians, but only a small number of refugees have been allowed into America. Now the U.S. says it will increase the number of those admitted.

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