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Few Doctors Warn Expectant Mothers About Environmental Toxics

Wed, 2014-06-25 13:32

Chemicals and other toxic substances in the environment can cause premature birth, birth defects and developmental delays, but obstetricians say they're reluctant to discuss the threats with patients.

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:40

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Utah's same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. The decision marks the first time that a federal appeals court ruled on the issue.

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Blow To Utah Gay-Marriage Ban Paves Way For Supreme Court Ruling

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:40

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals called marriage a fundamental right that shouldn't be determined at the ballot box. It marks the first time that a federal appeals court has ruled on the issue.

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Parsing The Numbers Of A Tuesday Packed With Primaries

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

Tuesday featured an extensive slew of primaries across the U.S. To learn more about the results, and what they mean for the midterm elections, Audie Cornish turns to NPR's Ron Elving for more.

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Longtime Sen. Cochran Ekes Out A Win Against Tea Party Challenger

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

In a result that came as a surprise to some observers, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won the GOP nomination in Mississippi's Senate primary. The tight election, which also featured Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel, came down to a runoff decided late Tuesday night.

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

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Removing $765 Million Ceiling, NFL And Players Settle A Second Time

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

In January, a federal judge rejected a settlement reached by the National Football League and attorneys representing retired players. The $765 million settlement, which had briefly put an end to a lawsuit over players' concussions, was rejected as too low to cover all players and possible future injuries. On Wednesday, though, both parties agreed to revise the suit settlement by removing the monetary cap.

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ISIS Brings Business Acumen To Violent Jihad

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

ISIS issues annual reports and launched a Twitter app, and its financiers track money flows on spreadsheets. It's professionalized its operations while inflicting more casualties than al-Qaida.

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Egyptian Court Deals Out Death Sentences To Nearly 200

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie. For more on the sentencing, and the charges of violence on which they were convicted, Melissa Block speaks with Ziad Abdel Tawab, the deputy director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.

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In Landmark Case, High Court Issues Limits To Cellphone Searches

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to limit law enforcement's right to warrantless searches of cellphone data. While the court left the door open to such warrantless searches in some emergency situations, the decision largely spelled a victory for privacy advocates.

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Supreme Court Deals A Big Win For TV Broadcasters

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a TV streaming startup, is violating the copyrights of TV producers, marketers and broadcasters by offering subscribers the ability to watch and record broadcasts on any Internet-enabled device. It now appears that Aereo will have to shut down.

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As The Anchor Chair Turns: A Glimpse At ABC News Past And Future

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:15

ABC News has announced major shakeups in its anchor lineup, as Diane Sawyer steps down from her perch as anchor of the network's evening news. What does her replacement say about the state of TV news?

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Giving Boys A Bigger Emotional Tool Box

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:03

Boys are suspended — and drop out — at higher rates than girls. An Oakland, Calif., educator is trying to change that.

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Beijing Blasts U.S. Plan To Name Road By Embassy After Dissident

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:36

An amendment working its way through Congress would rename the street in front of the Chinese Embassy after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. China called it a "sheer farce."

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Dexter Filkins On ISIS And The 'Bitter Consequences' Of The Iraq War

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:22

The journalist who covered the war in Iraq, and its aftermath, details the militant Sunni Islamist group, the power it has in Iraq and Syria and how its war is destabilizing neighboring countries.

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Could The Ebola Outbreak Spread To Europe Or The U.S.?

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:15

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history. And it's spreading in a city with an international airport. So what's the risk of a sick traveler bringing the virus to the West?

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U.S. Vs. Germany In The World Cup: What To Look For

Wed, 2014-06-25 10:51

The Americans need a win or a tie to decide their own fate; a loss would mean they need help to advance to the round of 16. The game begins at noon Thursday, ET.

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In Nigeria, Pressure Continues To 'Bring Back Our Girls'

Wed, 2014-06-25 10:05

It's been more than two months since the Nigerian school girls were kidnapped, and they're still missing. Host Michel Martin learns more about what the government is doing to find them.

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What Kids Can Learn From A Water Balloon Fight

Wed, 2014-06-25 10:03

Rough-and-tumble play is a vital part of growing up...and a really fun part of parenting.

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Federal Judges Reverse Gay-Marriage Bans In Utah, Indiana

Wed, 2014-06-25 09:58

In Indiana, a judge said that same-sex couples are "in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such."

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