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New Immigration Law Tests Swiss, European Relationship

Mon, 2014-02-10 09:35

The French foreign minister said France would have to "review" its relationship with Switzerland, because the new law violates an agreement that allows Europeans to move freely from country to country.

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Fifty Years After Major Report, Surgeons General Work To End Smoking

Mon, 2014-02-10 09:02

The first Surgeon General's report on the dangers of smoking came out just over 50 years ago. Now a group of former Surgeon Generals are finding new ways to prevent smoking. Host Michel Martin speaks with two of them: Dr. Regina Benjamin and Dr. Antonia Novello.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Were Most Generous Philanthropists In 2013

Mon, 2014-02-10 08:07

Zuckerberg, 29, and Priscilla Chan, 28, gave almost $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The gift will focus on children.

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Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say

Mon, 2014-02-10 07:18

Michael Sam, a standout at the University of Missouri, announced that he's gay. He's the first active NFL prospect or player to do that. Scouts and executives say he wasn't going to be a first- or second-round pick before that news. The reality is he's now slipped further in the draft, they say.

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Germany's Hoefl-Riesch Wins Women's Super-Combined Skiing

Mon, 2014-02-10 05:10

Among Monday's highlights in Sochi: Maria Hoefl-Riesch's third career gold medal; American Julia Mancuso skis to a bronze; Charles Hamelin of Canada wins the men's 1500-meter short track speed skating; Team USA dominates Switzerland in women's hockey.

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Avoid Atlanta Until Storm Passes, Governor Tells Truckers

Mon, 2014-02-10 04:00

With images of the thousands of vehicles abandoned on Atlanta's highways last month still fresh in their minds, authorities are trying to get out ahead of another round of winter weather that's bearing down on the city. Meanwhile, things are expected to start thawing in ice-covered Portland, Ore.

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It Takes More Than A Produce Aisle To Refresh A Food Desert

Mon, 2014-02-10 00:26

Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood that lacked a grocer got a new market brimming with fresh fruit and veggies — but that didn't change what they ate, a survey shows. Additional interventions — such as cooking classes and nutrition education — may be needed.

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Family Planning Squeezed In California By Health Law

Mon, 2014-02-10 00:25

As more clients go on Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, some birth control clinics are losing money and looking for creative ways to adapt.

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New Heat Treatment Has Changed Lives For Some With Severe Asthma

Mon, 2014-02-10 00:22

About 10 percent of people with asthma aren't able to control it with medicine. The procedure delivers zaps of energy that burn off the outer layer of smooth muscle cells in the lungs' airways. That way there's less muscle to contract.

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6 Die In Wrong-Way Crash On Southern California Freeway

Sun, 2014-02-09 22:49

Olivia Culbreath, 21, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter in connection with the crash on State Route 60 in Diamond Bar, a suburb east of Los Angeles.

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Tech Week That Was: Industry Gossip, Wikipedia Starts Talking

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:20

Between Microsoft's CEO announcement, Twitter's earnings report, Facebook's 10th birthday and Yahoo's disclosures of government requests — there's a lot to catch up with.

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Kansas Mayor Says Sustainability Is About Community, Not Politics

Sun, 2014-02-09 15:01

Today's political polarization makes it seem harder than ever to tackle climate change. Republican Bob Dixson says the goals of going green aren't only for liberals. His town of Greensburg was hit by an unusually strong tornado, and now he's working on a White House task force to prepare communities like his.

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With Fearlessness And A 'Code Name,' Iraqi Helped Navy SEALs

Sun, 2014-02-09 14:04

Interpreter "Johnny Walker" accompanied the U.S. military on countless missions in his war-torn home country of Iraq. His memoir, Code Name: Johnny Walker, details his experiences with the SEALs and his family's long path to U.S. citizenship.

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Funeral Home Kiosks Offer Shoppers The Ultimate Deal

Sun, 2014-02-09 13:18

To see what services the Forest Lawn company has to offer, there's no need to go to an actual funeral home or cemetery. In shopping centers across Southern California, the business is setting up kiosks that look like they could as easily be marketing homemade pottery instead of urns.

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Prospectors See A Golden Lining In California's Drought

Sun, 2014-02-09 12:55

The state's historic drought has been bad for farmers but good for gold seekers, who can now pan areas that have long been buried under feet of water.

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Four-Legged Athletes Compete With Olympic-Sized Heart

Sun, 2014-02-09 10:22

Sure, Sochi has competitors who perform feats of superhuman strength and skill. But the agility contest at the Westminster Dog Show had nothing but cheerful contestants and good sports.

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Four-Legged Athletes Compete With Olympic-Sized Heart

Sun, 2014-02-09 10:22

Sure, Sochi has competitors who perform feats of super-human strength and skill. But the agility contest at the Westminster Dog Show had nothing but cheerful contestants and good sports.

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Syrian Official Says 600 Evacuated From Rebel-Held Homs

Sun, 2014-02-09 10:04

The refugees were reportedly leaving the besieged city of Homs on the same day that a United Nations aid convoy came under fire.

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Swiss Narrowly Approve Rollback Of Immigration Allowances

Sun, 2014-02-09 08:56

The referendum was approved by just 50.5 percent of the vote. It effectively ends a "free movement agreement" with the European Union.

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The Beatles, As America First Loved Them

Sun, 2014-02-09 08:47

Later, they'd get weird, experimental, and rebellious, but when the Beatles made their U.S. television debut 50 years ago, they were still just a band — but a magically brilliant band.

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