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What We Talk About When We Talk About Gay Marriage

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:32

Across the United States, there has been a sea change in public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that's not the whole story — as NPR's David Greene found on a trip to North Dakota.

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Why Some Doctors Are Hesitant To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:30

Medicare now pays for some long-term smokers to get an annual lung cancer screening test. These scans could save thousands of lives each year, but some doctors still worry risks outweigh benefits.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:29

While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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For Some Superstorm Sandy Victims, The Government Wants Its Money Back

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:29

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.

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The Hidden Cost Of Mammograms: More Testing And Overtreatment

Sun, 2015-04-12 23:27

Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.

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Video Records White Deputy's Comments After Black Man's Fatal Shooting

Sun, 2015-04-12 22:04

The video shows the encounter of a black suspect with a white reserve sheriff's deputy who police said thought he had a stun gun instead of a handgun when he shot the man during an arrest in Oklahoma.

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1 Person Killed At High-Speed Disney World Racing Attraction

Sun, 2015-04-12 21:54

The attraction lets racecar fans be drivers or passengers in luxurious cars such as Lamborghinis, Porsches or Ferraris.

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Clinton Announces Presidential Campaign, Hops In A Van To Iowa

Sun, 2015-04-12 18:21

The former first lady, protected by Secret Service for 20 years, and the former secretary of state, who logged the most miles traveled ever, is headed to Iowa... in a van she calls her "Scooby" van.

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Discovery Gives New Ending To A Death At The Civil War's Close

Sun, 2015-04-12 13:23

Hannah Reynolds, a slave, was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Appomattox Court House during the Civil War. A new discovery suggests, contrary to earlier belief, that she died a free woman.

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Hillary Clinton, Polarizing Or Misunderstood, Jumps Into Race For President

Sun, 2015-04-12 11:26

As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be re-introducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.

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It's Official: Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Run

Sun, 2015-04-12 11:11

Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady, is the first Democrat to officially announce a presidential run — and she's by far the favorite to win the nomination.

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Stephen Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

Sun, 2015-04-12 06:49

The renowned physicist is featured in a soon-to-be-released video of the classic song from the 1983 film The Meaning of Life.

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Once The Cream Of The Crop, Zynga Zigzags To Adapt To Mobile

Sun, 2015-04-12 05:21

Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.

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Australia To Stop Payments To Families Who Refuse Child Vaccinations

Sun, 2015-04-12 05:20

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that starting in 2016, welfare and other assistance will be cut off to families that take a "conscientious objector" exemption to avoid immunizations.

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Pope Marks Killing Of Armenians In World War I, Calling It Genocide

Sun, 2015-04-12 04:28

Most non-Turkish scholars believe the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians were part of a systematic slaughter carried out by Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915.

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What Could Go Wrong When Doctors Treat Their Own Kids?

Sun, 2015-04-12 04:03

There's a general rule against doctors treating family members and friends. The relationships can cloud their judgment. But the perils don't stop many doctors from trying.

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Clinton To Roll Out Her Campaign On The Small Stage

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

Hillary Clinton is expected to announce Sunday that she is formally a candidate for president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who will be covering Clinton's 2016 campaign.

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With Few Choices, Gaza Family Makes Bombed-Out Shell Its Home

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

The war between Israel and Hamas completely destroyed nearly 10,000 homes in Gaza. Not one has been rebuilt. Others, like the Otaish family, are cramming into the rubble-strewn rooms that remain.

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Cop Shooting Victim's Family Calls For Calm In South Carolina

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

Walter Scott was laid to rest Saturday, as the Charleston community wrestles with his shooting death. Activists want reform, but others warn against letting the situation become "another Ferguson."

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Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

Sun, 2015-04-12 03:19

President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shared a stage for the first time since the U.S. and Cuba began moving toward normalizing relations.

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