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Remembering Economist Gary Becker, Who Described 'Marriage Market'

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

The University of Chicago economist won the Nobel Prize in 1992 for broadening the horizons of economics, using economic analysis to explore social issues. Becker died Saturday at the age of 83.

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To Fight Polio Outbreaks, WHO Lays Down New Rules

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

The World Health Organization is warning that recent outbreaks of polio in the Middle East, Africa and Asia mark a setback to the decades-long effort to eradicate the disease. In response, the WHO has declared a world health emergency. It's asking Syria, Pakistan and Cameroon — current polio hotspots — to require all travelers leaving those countries to show proof of vaccination.

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A Narrow High Court Win For Prayer Before Government Meetings

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that the government can use Christian prayers to start town meetings, so long as legislators don't discriminate against non-Christians. It's a new chapter in the long-running fight over prayer in public places and on public occasions. NPR's Carrie Johnson explains what happened in the town of Greece, New York.

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Target's Top Executive Steps Down, Brought Low By Data Breach

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

Target is ousting its CEO, months after a massive data breach and amid some other business issues.

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The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

Three states go to the polls Tuesday, starting what will be an eight-week stretch of primaries in the U.S. For a look at the intra-party political landscape, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian has this overview.

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Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.

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Drone Journalism Can't Fully Take Flight Until Regulators Act

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:02

Unmanned aircraft offer spectacular bird's-eye views, and news organizations are eager to deploy them to get that perspective. But U.S. regulators currently prohibit drone use for commercial purposes.

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Colorado Redraws Insurance Map To Cut Sky-High Ski-Town Rates

Mon, 2014-05-05 11:47

The Affordable Care Act sets a lot of limits on what insurers can do. They can't charge sick people more, for instance. But one thing that still counts is location, location, location.

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Iranian Activist Says Her Release Is A Gesture, Not A New Era

Mon, 2014-05-05 11:44

Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of Iran's most prominent human rights lawyers, says President Hassan Rouhani has opened a space for dissident voices, but the country is still a "big prison."

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NSA's Encrypted Tweet: We're Hiring Code Breakers

Mon, 2014-05-05 11:30

The National Security Agency sent out a tweet that looked like gibberish. It turned out to be a job advertisement disguised in simple cipher.

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The Energy Behind Repealing Obamacare May Be Ebbing

Mon, 2014-05-05 11:15

Republicans may not be as focused on Affordable Care Act repeal as before, but that doesn't mean the law has turned the corner in terms of public support.

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FAA Head: Safety, Privacy Concerns Abound In Regulating Drones

Mon, 2014-05-05 11:01

The Federal Aviation Administration is under pressure to come up with rules for the commercial use of drones. The central issue: How can they fly safely in the same airspace as other aircraft?

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Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

Mon, 2014-05-05 10:03

More than 250 schoolgirls were seized by a radical Islamist group three weeks ago. The president is finally speaking publicly, but many Nigerians are outraged over what they see as a tepid response.

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Mo. Man Whose Prison Term Was Delayed By Clerical Error Is Free Again

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:30

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson was convicted of robbery in 2000, but the state didn't order him to prison until 2013. On Monday, a judge ordered him free, saying he had shown himself to be a good man.

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The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita

Mon, 2014-05-05 08:03

Several factors are straining lime production in Mexico, from heavy rains to a disease infecting trees. But criminal gangs are adding to the high prices by stealing from orchards and hijacking trucks.

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A Survivor Of The Crusades Comes Up Against The Syrian Civil War

Mon, 2014-05-05 07:54

The Crac des Chevaliers withstood a siege by the Muslim warrior Saladin during the Crusades nearly a thousand years ago, but the citadel has become a casualty of Syria's 3-year-old conflict.

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Prayers Before Town Hall Meetings Are Constitutional, High Court Finds

Mon, 2014-05-05 07:51

In a 5-4 decision, the court said the Greece, N.Y., council was using prayer for "permissible ceremonial purposes," not as an "unconstitutional establishment of religion."

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Most Americans Make It To The Top 20 Percent (At Least For A While)

Mon, 2014-05-05 07:42

Lots of Americans spend some time near the top of the income ladder — and many spend at least a few years in poverty.

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George H.W. Bush Given Courage Award For 1990 Tax Hikes

Mon, 2014-05-05 05:57

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said Bush broke his "read my lips" campaign promise for the good of the country. It was politically costly but laid the foundation for future surpluses.

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WATCH: An Almost Unbelievable Backheel Goal By Ronaldo

Mon, 2014-05-05 05:12

The goal helped keep Real Madrid in the hunt for Spain's first division title. But, really, what was spectacular was the style.

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